Liverpool vs. Southampton FA Cup

Liverpool vs. Southampton FA Cup – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 28/02/2024

Liverpool vs. Southampton FA Cup Match Analysis

This season’s EFL Cup champions Liverpool turn their focus back to the FA Cup on Wednesday night, as they welcome Southampton at Anfield for a fifth-round clash.

Match Preview

Liverpool make their way back to Anfield after securing a 1-0 extra-time victory over Chelsea in the EFL Cup final.

Meanwhile, Southampton suffered a 2-1 defeat against Millwall in their recent Championship match.

On Wednesday, Liverpool aims to advance past the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the second time in the last nine seasons.

Their previous achievement in 2021-22 resulted in them winning the cup.

Arsenal and Norwich City have already succumbed to Liverpool’s FA Cup prowess this year.

The triumph over Chelsea marked their fourth consecutive victory across all competitions, ending a seven-game streak without a clean sheet by keeping Chelsea from scoring.

In contrast, Southampton faced their third loss in four Championship matches, with a 2-1 defeat leaving them five points behind the automatic promotion spots.

Russell Martin, amidst the team’s struggles, expressed concerns about facing Liverpool in a midweek FA Cup tie.

Despite their recent victories over Walsall and Watford, the Saints cannot evade their knockout responsibilities at Anfield.

Southampton had been doing well in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the past two years, but this time they lost to Grimsby Town in the 2022-23 season.

However, Che Adams’ goal against Millwall extended their scoring streak to 30 successive matches across all competitions.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

Liverpool’s lineup is likely to feature several Under-21s players who appeared in the EFL Cup final.

They may not perform at their best due to injuries and fatigue, presenting an opportunity for Southampton to capitalize.

Although Southampton isn’t arriving at Anfield in top form, we still have faith in Klopp’s depleted Reds to extend their quadruple dream, albeit with some difficulty.

  • Prediction: Liverpool to win
  • Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Possible Lineups

Liverpool: (4-3-3)

Kelleher;

Bradley, Gomez, Quansah, Tsimikas;

Clark, Mac Allister, McConnell;

Elliott, Danns, Gakpo

Southampton: (4-3-3)

Lumley;

Bree, Stephens, Bednarek, Walker-Peters;

Rothwell, Smallbone, Aribo;

Edozie, Adams, Sulemana

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