Liverpool – Southampton: Start life without Suarez

Liverpool - Southampton: Start life without Suarez 2
Liverpool - Southampton: Start life without Suarez 2

* The ball kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on August 17, local time (7:30 p.m. Hanoi time).

How will Liverpool play without number one star Luis Suarez, who moved to Barcelona with a record contract?

Liverpool is not highly appreciated this season when Suarez leaves.

What experts and fans are concerned about is whether Liverpool will still remain scary for a long time without the services of the striker who scored 31 goals for them last season?

Round 1

Saturday, August 16Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

(Rooney 53 – Ki Sung-yeung 28, Sigurdsson 73)Leicester 2-2 Everton

(Ulloa 22, Wood 86 – McGeady 20, Naismith 45)QPR 0-1 Hull

(Chester 52)Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa

(Weimann 50)West Brom 2-2 Sunderland

(Berahino pen 42 & 74 – Cattermole 5, Larsson 85)West Ham 0-1 Tottenham

(Dier 90+3)Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

(Koscielny 45+1, Ramsey 90+1 – Hangeland 35)

Sunday, August 17

(London time; + 6 = Hanoi time) Liverpool – Southampton 13:30 Newcastle – Man City 16:00

Monday, August 18Burnley –┬áChelsea 8pm

The comings and goings at Anfield this summer are reminiscent of Tottenham a year ago.

Liverpool is busy with eight new contracts, some old, some young, some emerging stars.

The Northern Irish strategist is not in a hurry to send a series of new recruits onto the field, but slowly brings them into the old squad to create the necessary balance.

Evidence that Liverpool still maintains the same attractive attacking style as last season was the friendly match a week ago, against Dortmund.

Liverpool - Southampton: Start life without Suarez

Coach Ronald Koeman faced a big challenge on the day of launching his new team.

Southampton also has a busy summer like Liverpool but in the opposite direction.

Southampton has no significant injuries.

On Liverpool’s side, there are quite a few injured players.

Statistical

In the last four matches played at Anfield, Southampton won two.

Last year’s win over Stoke was the first match in the last five seasons that Liverpool won the opening match.

Expected starting lineup

Liverpool - Southampton: Start life without Suarez

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