EPL: Southampton Short On Strikers For Liverpool Clash
Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Liverpool because of a hamstring injury, leaving manager Mark Hughes short of options up front. Danny Ings, the Saints’ leading scorer with three goals so far this season, is not eligible to play against parent club Liverpool, who loaned him to Southampton during the close season.
If Gabbiadini fails a late fitness test, Hughes is likely to name Charlie Austin and Shane Long – who have failed to score any league goals this season – as his strikers against the team that has conceded the fewest goals this season.
Southampton have won one and drawn two of their first five matches and, having surrendered a two-goal lead in their draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday, will have to step up their game to get anything at Anfield.
Liverpool have made a strong start to the season, winning their first five league matches and beating Paris St Germain 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday for their sixth win in a row in all competitions.
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