Having lost their last two consecutive Premier League fixtures, Southampton have slipped to 10th place in the Premier League table.
While Chelsea were excellent in the Saints’ last home defeat, the manner of Claude Puel’s sides’ 2-1 loss to Hull City was extremely disappointing given the fact the Tigers came from behind.
Naturally, the old adage of whether Southampton can handle both the Europa League and Premier League has been brought into question but in truth, Saints put a lot into their recent European triumph over Inter Milan.
Back to Premier League action against Liverpool tomorrow however, it doesn’t get any more difficult than facing the free-scoring league leaders right now.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have played some superb football so far this season and tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off at St. Mary’s Stadium will be the acid test regarding Southampton’s potential.
With this in mind, This Is Futbol have today devised the starting eleven we feel Claude Puel will select to try and defeat Liverpool tomorrow afternoon.