After a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham, Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool squad are in desperate need of three points to stay within shouting distance of the top half of the Premier League. The loss ended Liverpool's run of eight games unbeaten, although five of those matches were draws.
Rodgers would like to believe a home fixture against 18th-place Southampton would be a great opportunity to pick up maximum points. However, Southampton come into the match thinking they can at least grab a point as they are unbeaten in their last four.
Saints have picked up eight points in that span, and have only conceded three goals during the streak. Southampton likely feel slightly disappointed in only getting a point at home against Norwich City on Wednesday, and have dipped back into the relegation zone after briefly escaping following the win against Newcastle.
Here is a breakdown of Saturday's projected starting lineup, and updates on players coming back from injuries.