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Southampton vs Liverpool: Premier League – LIVE!

The Reds know they must win at St Mary’s tonight to keep the Premier League title race alive heading into the final day of the season.

Manchester City’s draw at West Ham, which saw the top-flight leaders come from two goals down and then Riyad Mahrez miss a potentially match-winning penalty, means Liverpool sit four points off the pace with a game – tonight’s – in hand. Even a draw is not enough given City’s seven-goal advantage in goal difference.

Despite the high stakes, Jurgen Klopp ruled both Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk out of the game despite the pair seemingly overcoming injury scares from the FA Cup Final. With the Champions League Final also on the horizon, the Liverpool boss is unlikely to risk two of his star players, though Golden Boot-chasing Salah may have other ideas.

For Southampton, they are signing off on a miserable run of one win in their previous 10 league games and seeing out the season at an amble, though may sense an opportunity against a weakened Liverpool side in their final home game of the season.

With kick-off at 7.45pm BST, follow all the action from St Mary’s below!

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Liverpool team news

Liverpool, meanwhile, will be without both key stars Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk for tonight’s clash.

“They are both okay,” assured Klopp on Monday. “The target for both would be that they would be involved again at the weekend [against Wolves].”

Fabinho is also out despite the manager saying he was “progressing very well” in his recovery from a hamstring issue.

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Keita, Henderson, Thiago; Diaz, Jota, Mane.

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Southampton team news

Tino Livramento is the chief absentee for Southampton as he continues to recover from a long-term knee injury.

Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong face late fitness tests and would be big boosts for the Saints, as they look for a shock win in front of their home fans to end a dismal run of form.

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How to watch Southampton vs Liverpool

TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the action online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action tonight right here with us!

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Good evening!

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Southampton vs Liverpool!

Jurgen Klopp’s side know defeat for them tonight would confirm Manchester City as Premier League champions, while a draw would also effectively do so considering the significant goal difference advantage City boast.

Victory though would take the title race to do the final day of the season and the Reds will be confident of doing just that, with Southampton in a terrible run of form.

We’ll have all the latest updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:45pm BST at St Mary’s.

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