- Updates from the 8pm (GMT) kick-off at St Mary’s Stadium
- ‘It will go to the wire’ – Klopp predicts fierce title fight
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Jurgen Klopp has a chat, first about the return of Thiago:
Look, Southampton in a 4-4-2, really lively, aggressive, front-footed, brave, you need to play football. We are a football-playing side, that’s why we decided on the line-up. I hope he can be influential but he can’t do it on his own, there are enough good players around.
Experience. We need speed, we need technique, we need a lot of things that Hendo has. We need everything of him. That he didn’t play the position very often it’s true, but he played a few yards ahead of it. Together with Fabinho he played very often, just a line up front. If he makes a mistake it’s my fault, if he’s doing good stuff then credit to him.
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