Liverpool Line-up vs Southampton: Benteke RETURNS! Coutinho & Lallana In ATTACK

Liverpool play their first Premier league home game under new manager Jurgen Klopp as the Kops take on Southampton at Anfield this Sunday.

Kloop handed a start to Divock Origi up front in his first match in charge, with Daniel Sturridge missing out through injury, and Danny Ings and Christian Benteke also absent.

Adam Lallana also started in one of the attacking midfield positions as Klopp reverted to a 4-3-2-1 formation. Klopp’s options in attack have increased ahead of the visit of Southampton, with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino both back in training following their hamstring and back injuries respectively.

Benteke could replace Origi as the lone striker in Klopp’s 4-3-2-1 formation, though Sturridge is struggling to overcome a knee problem and is set for further scans – the Reds boss admitted a bench role at best is likely here.

Firmino presents an alternative to Lallana behind the striker, though is perhaps likely to start from the bench.

James Milner, Lucas and Emre Can seem likely starters in central midfield once again, while elsewhere, the Reds boss should name an unchanged back-four following the clean sheet last time out.

Dejan Lovren is available after returning to full training, though Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings and Jon Flanagan remain sidelined.

Having said this, here is how Kloop is expected to line-up his side against Southampton.

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