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The Saints frontman has yet to open his account this season but hopes to notch against the Anfield outfit, and says Mauricio Pochettino's men will "take the game" to the Reds

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez is eyeing his first goal of the new Premier League season when his side face Liverpool on Saturday.

The 24-year-old netted six times last season but has yet to open his account this term, though insists he is not worried about his goal drought ahead of the trip to Anfield.

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"I just try to do my best for the team, and work as hard as I can and try to improve as a player. When I stop trying to improve that’s when I'll start worrying," he told the club's official website.

"I’m still waiting for my first Premier League goal [this season] so it will be nice if I can get it at the weekend, but I try not to think about it too much. If a chance comes to me then hopefully I'll put it away.”

Liverpool have not lost a Premier League game since slumping to a 3-1 defeat to Southampton in March, and Rodriguez hopes that result can provide a psychological boost to his team-mates.

"We'll take the same attitude from the game we played against them here. We'll take the game to them and hopefully get a good result," he added.

"They're a great side and they're showing that this year with their league position and how they're playing, as are we.

"We both like to play good football so I think it’ll be an entertaining game for both sides; hopefully we'll get the three points."

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