Kick-off! We are off here at Anfield and Van Dijk is forced into an early clearance for a Southampton corner.
Match officials : Our referee is Andre Marriner. He will be assisted by Simon Long and Scott Ledger. The fourth official is Kevin Friend and the VAR is Lee Mason.
Southampton: McCarthy, Livramento, Lyanco, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Broja, Adams, Armstrong
Liverpool : Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson, Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho, Jota, Mane, Salah
Andy Robertson is expected to return to the Liverpool starting line-up.
Southampton will welcome back Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo from injury and it should provide a timely boost.
In their last league game Liverpool thrashed Arsenal 4-0, while Southampton went down 1-0 to Norwich City.
Liverpool are currently third on the table, while Southampton are in 13th position.
G'Day and welcome to Anfield for our live coverage of this Premier League clash between Liverpool
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, JOTA! 1-0: As quick as they conceded a corner they SCORE! Mane combines with Robertson, who crosses it into the path of Robertson. The rest is history.
Liverpool have dominated the opening stages and Southamptom just need to slow things down for now.
What can The Saints do to get back into the game? Henderson being taken out on the ball will not help!
YELLOW! Jota is now challenged off the ball and Bednarek is booked!
Mane finds the back of the net after a Robertson set-piece but the flag is UP!
The visitors need to find some composure here.
Salah gets the ball off Salisu but his shot is WIDE!
It has been a bit scrappy from Liverpool in putting their passes together.
Konate to the rescue as Armstrong's attack is cleared,
Thiago is taken out by Romeou and Liverpool have a free-kick.
Great work by Alisson to SAVE the day after a few careless moments from Liverpool.
Liverpool come again and after a scrappy put together Southampton have the ball back.
OVER! Salah and Henderson combine but again the final shot is poor and OVER!
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, JOTA. 2-0: Henderson finds a gap for Salah, who crosses it in for Jota to put it into the NET!
Jota has been in good spaces this afternoon. He is causing problems for The Saints.
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, THIAGO. 3-0: Jota wins a corner that is floated in and after some kicking around Thiago again FIRES IT HOME....just like last week from a distance! WOW!
What does Southampton have left? Oh Sorry it's not even halfway.
If there is any team than can and will fight back it's THE SAINTS!
Mane secures a corner after a patient build-up!
HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON. It's all Liverpool despite a late hick-up and a perfect save by Alisson. 4-0 was beckoning...
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
SUBSTITUTION: A double change for Southamton at the break. Redmond and Tella replacing Adams and Bednarek.
Konate gets away with no booking after a foul on Broja.
GOAL, LIVERPOOL, VAN DIJK! 4-0: Virgil Van Dijk gets his header home after a second corner to score against the team that Liverpool signed him from! Statement!
Chaos in the Liverpool area before Konate gives away a corner. That was a CHANCE!
Jota and Mane combine as Liverpool continue the pressure. Oxlade-Chamberlain is warming up.
SUBSTITUTION: Oxlade-Chamberlain is on for Thiago!
Great work by Fabinho after some Southampton pressure but Liverpool keep it out.
A few sparks by The Saints but they really need a bit more to threaten The Reds.
SUBSTITUTION: Jordan Henderson has been replaced by James Milner, and he also takes over the captaincy.
Van Dijk recues the day to give away a corner. Liverpool clear!
Can Southampton stop this flow from Liverpool?
Jota's hat-trick was beckoning! How did he NOT score? Robertson sends in the perfect cross but we have no goal..
Jota has had the same number of strikes on goal as the entire Southampton team.
SUBSTITUTION: Minamino is on for Jota, as Liverpool make a change.
WIDE! After some crosses across the Southampton box, Milner fires it WIDE!
Liverpool build slowly but eventually Southampon clear.
Ward-Prowse floats in a rare Southampton corner and Alisson clears!
SUBSTITUTION: Walker-Peters is on for Southampton in place of Perraud.
We are into the two minutes of time added on for stoppages.
FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 4-0 SOUTHAMPTON. One way traffic from start to finish! Thank you for joining us!