Having seen their eight-match unbeaten run come to an end with defeat against Tottenham this week, Liverpool will be hoping to return to winning ways in December with their clash against Southampton at Anfield.
The Reds will be expected to pick up plenty of points at home in December and they need to ensure that begins with three against Southampton.
Lying in 12th position and at least four points off the group ahead of them that they are chasing, Liverpool can ill-afford any more slip ups but will face a battle against an in-form Saints side who, after a tough start to the season, have found their way recently. Two wins and two draws in their past four games have Southampton on the verge of escaping the relegation zone, and they will travel to Anfield full of confidence.
Here are the five key battles in the match to look out for.