4. Firmino scores to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start
Liverpool and Chelsea are the only sides with 100 percent records in the Premier League after five matches. This weekend, the Reds have a great chance to extend that record as they host Southampton.
Saints form hasn’t been bad, but they’ve not looked consistent yet. Liverpool are of course also managing Champions League soccer, but Jurgen Klopp should still expect his side to take all three points from this match.
Liverpool had a rousing performance against PSG in a match they dominated, almost let slip and then triumphed late on the back of a Roberto Firmino goal. The Brazilian has been Liverpool’s standout player so far this season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him score again at the weekend.
Firmino came on as a late sub against PSG after sustaining an eye injury against Spurs last weekend — something he acknowledged with his goal celebration against the French side.
Surprisingly, Southampton may pose a bigger threat than PSG did on Tuesday night. PSG may have netted twice but both of their goals were due to fortune rather than strong team play. Mark Hughes’ side have looked ok away from home this season, with wins at Crystal Palace and Brighton in the League Cup.
Saints will obviously look to contain Liverpool and this game could come down to one moment of magic or a defensive mistake. The magic option sounds more likely, and expect Firmino to come up with another game winner to help Liverpool to their sixth straight Premier League win.