Liverpool have had a difficult 2020-21 campaign as the defending champions have been unable to make a significant impact owing to plenty of injury problems. Even though other Premier League managers have not bought into the complaints made by Jurgen Klopp about the lengthy injury list, there are some key players missing from action for the Reds. The defending champions are without Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Virgil van Dijk.
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore produced a moment of brilliance to lead his team into the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of third round opponents Crystal Palace.
Liverpool will miss as many as five players for the Premier League clash with Southampton scheduled to hold at the St. Mary's Stadium on Monday night. The Liverpool quintet of Kostantinos Tsimikas, Virgil Van Dijk, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will all miss the Saints clash as a result of various injuries. Centre backs Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk are not expected to play again until the summer, while the other three players could return between now and the end of the season.
Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has been the talisman for the Mersey side giants since his transfer from Italian capital club AS Roma three years ago and his impressive record at home is key to his status as an important player for the Premier League champions.
On transfer deadline day in the transfer window of the 2008 season, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez completed a £9.8 million deal to bring in Albert Riera.