Liverpool team news shows Jurgen Klopp is going for Southampton jugular

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"I sent him a message on Monday saying, "Hey Bobby, come on, we need you".

They have come close in the Champions League final but now they need to go the final step.
Nobody remembers that, so it's really no problem.

Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe was kept in check by Liverpool's Andrew Robertson for the majority of their Champions League defeat at Anfield (Martin Rickett/PA). At the end of the season we will see how it was, not at the beginning.

Since the start of last season 12 of Liverpool's 21 home games (57%) have had over 2.5 goals and that's off-putting when it comes to goals-related bets.

"The start was good for the team and also him as well".

"On the defensive side, the last two games he was outstanding, perfect", Klopp continued.

No chance. We play good football but a lot of teams out there do so from time to time.

After the game, Klopp talked up the 29-year-old's display. I am fine with him, I think he is fine with me and the situation, so that's all.

"He had fantastic offensive situations in both of the last games".

"That's why I think Liverpool have been better in Europe as opposed to the Premier League". He's in good shape and scoring is not something that can be taken for granted.

Perhaps Southampton's best hope lies in Liverpool's performance level dropping after the midweek Champions League match and the figures from last season are interesting, with Klopp's side having a W4 D6 L3 record in those circumstances.

"I think Bobby doesn't need his eye to play so I told him", said Senegal global Mane after the thrilling 3-2 win over PSG at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp has explained why he chose to hand Xherdan Shaqiri his first Liverpool start in Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton at Anfield.