Premier League leaders Liverpool have started the season in scintillating fashion, topping the division thanks to their brutal attack which has propelled them on a nine game unbeaten run.
Southampton, under new manager Claude Puel have had a mixed start to the season. A poor first few games have been followed by a good run, but defeat to Hull City at the KCOM before the international break has set them back.
Here are five key stats ahead of the game:
1. Sadio Mane scored four goals against Liverpool last season
Liverpool paid Southampton £34 million for the pleasure of signing Sadio Mane last summer, and it could make a massive difference in the outcome of the match.
Mane scored four times against Liverpool last season, once in Reds’ 6-1 win in the Capital One Cup, and three times in the league.
The Senegalese’s three league goals came in a 1-1 draw at Anfield and 3-2 win at St. Mary’s, meaning he cost the Reds five points last season.