Our referee is Kevin Friend. He will be assisted by Simon Beck and Adrian Holmes. The fourth official is Andy Madley and the VAR is Andre Marriner.
Southampton : Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestegaard, Stephens, Tella, Ward-Prowse (C), Armstrong, Redmond, Walcott, Adams.
Subs: McCarthy, Djenepo, Obafemi, Salisu, Diallo, Ramsay, N'Lundulu, Ferry, Jankewitz.
Liverpool : Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum (C), Jota, Mane, Salah. Subs: Adrian, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Woodburn, Williams, Koumetio.
Liverpool have not lost to Southampton in their last six Premier League home games and they will hope that they build on that.
Liverpool continue their struggle with injured players but at least Nat Phillips will be available this evening. Jordan Henderson and a string of other players remain side-lined.
Jannik Vestergaard is
available again for Southampton after he had a RED CARD overturned on appeal. Danny Ings will however be side-lined while he still struggles with a hamstring injury and Takumi Minamino is not eligible to play against the team he is loan from.
This is an important game for Liverpool which they need to win to help their Champions league qualification hopes for next season.
Good evening and welcome to Anfield for our live coverage of this Premiership clash between Liverpool and Southampton.
Kick-off! We are underway here on Merseyside.
The first corner has been awarded to Southyampton after an initial fast start by Liverpool. The hosts clear!
Southampton are enjoying some time on the ball now.
While it may be end to end stuff it's not really threatening at this stage.
Jota combines with Salah and after their one-two Stephens gets a foot in for Southampton to stop it.
Alexander-Arnold sends a long-cross into the middle but the defence gets in before the Fab three!
Tella now launch a Southampton attack and finds Adams and the Saints secure a corner thanks to Alexander-Arnold.
The first leads to a second corner before it is cleared.
CLOSE! Mane and Salah combine and Salh is into prime position but his shot is SAVED by Forster!
Liverpool have taken a whiloe but have now found their feet.
Liverpool secure a corner and Alexander-Arnold floats it in. The Wijnaldum header hits the CROSS-BAR! WOW!
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, MANE! 1-0: Southampton come close on the other side via Adams, who is denied by Alisson. Fabinho finds Mo Salah, who swings it towards Mane. Walker-Peters is then beaten to the ball by Mane, who heads home a beauty!
Replays suggest that Foster would have done better if he actually came out. He may have beaten Mane and Walker-Peters to the ball. We will never know.
Liverpool have suddenly stepped up a gear. Can they score more?
Southampton have a free-kick thanks to Fabinho. He is lucky not to get booked.
It is floated in and Redmond strikes it WIDE on the volley.
Mane fouls Walcott for a promising Southampton free-kick.
Ward-Prowse floats it in towards Bednarek but Fabinho clears well!
Southampton build nicely via Redmond. He offloads nicely to Tella, who then heads it into the hands of Alisson.
HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON. After a minute of time added on we head into the sheds with a Liverpool lead here at Anfied thanks to that Mane goal. It has been very attacking and we may see more goals after the break.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
Thiago is brought down and Liverpool have a free-kick near the halfway line.
Mane combines with Jota, who hits at it from a tight angle. Foster parries it away for a corner.
Rhys Williams does well to stop a dangerous Southampton counter-attack started by Redmond and Tella.
Jurgen Klopp will hope for more goals from his side soon. In their last two games they surrendered their lead in the dying moments to give away points.
Thiago fouls Redmond for a promising Southampton set-piece. Alisson does well to collect and clear!
YELLOW! And all of a sudden there is suddenly more urgency from Liverpool. Redmond has also been booked for pulling Fabinho off the ball.
Tella makes his way into a gap yet again after a through-ball. Williams does really well with some man-to-man defending!
A double SUBSTITUTION for Southampton. Obafemi and Diallo come on for Tella and Walcott.
SAVE BY ALISSON! Great work by Obafemi after a through-ball from Adams! Liverpool need that second goal!
These are not comfortable times for Liverpool as Southampton continue to press!
It has really been a stop-start second half for Liverpool thus far. Their manager will be nervous.
AVERTING DISASTER! Alisson playing with fire passing to his defenders with Adams lurking. Adams gets the ball but strikes it straight at the keeper. LUCKY MAN ALISSON!
SUBSTITUTION: Liverpool bring on Firminho for Jota!
Salah twists and turns before securing a corner. It is floated in and after some initial chaos Mane finds the back of the net before the flag is up. VAR agrees! NO GOAL!
Alisson is trying very hard to make a mistake in his own box here. Did he watch that Real Madrid display by Karius? He should!
Walker-Peters is down after a clash with Mane. It was not that bad so not sure as to the delay. In the meantime Salah is off for Oxlade-Chamberlain!
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, THIAGO! 2-0: His first Liverpool goal is well timed at 90 minutes! Again it's an offload from Firmino. Thiago steadies himself before firing it home!
We are now into four minutes of time added on.
SUBSTITUTION: Liverpool bring onCurtis Jones for Mane!
FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 SOUTHAMPTON. There is hope yet for Liverpool as they clinch a nervy result here at Anfield. They all count and Thank you for joining us.