Southampton vs Liverpool teams: Naby Keita and Fabinho start for Jurgen Klopp’s men in crucial Premier League clash


Southampton vs Liverpool teams: Naby Keita and Fabinho start for Jurgen Klopp’s men in crucial Premier League clash

Naby Keita and Fabinho have been handed starts for Liverpool’s Premier League clash at Southampton on Friday night – a match you can listen to live on talkSPORT.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made two changes from the team that beat Tottenham on Sunday which sees club captain Jordan Henderson and James Milner drop to the bench.

Fabinho only came on as a second-half substitute against Spurs

Elsewhere, Alisson stays in goal along with an unchanged back four and the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane start together once more.

Southampton have also made two changes to their team that beat Brighton on Saturday with Janik Vesetergaard replacing Stuart Armstrong and Shane Long coming in for Danny Ings, who is ineligible to face his parent club.

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  • Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
  • Norwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm)
  • Coventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT

Below you can see the confirmed line-ups.

Southampton: Gunn, Valery, Vestergaard, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Long, Redmond

Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Austin, Gallagher, Armstrong, Targett, Sims

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Moreno, Shaqiri, Origi