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Brendan Rodgers’ side will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run when they welcome the Saints to Anfield Road

English Premier League table toppers Liverpool will host Southampton on Saturday afternoon with the hope of consolidating their lead at the Summit of the English top-flight league.

The Reds have taken 10 points from their opening four top-flight games of the season to extend their overall unbeaten run to 12 matches after a strong finish to last term.

Matches against Southampton have never been easy for Liverpool, but it's still no surprise they are heavy favourites with Ladbrokes pricing them at 8/15 (1.53).

Southampton go into the game without a Premier League victory since their opening-day win at West Brom and having failed to score in their last two fixtures against West Ham and Norwich City respectively. Ladbrokes price them at 11/2 (6.50) to take all three points on Saturday. The same firm price the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

In the absence of Luis Suarez and Coutinho, Rodgers will bank to rely on Daniel Sturridge for attacking inspiration as the striker looks to continue his red-hot run of goalscoring form.

The former Chelsea man has scored 11 goals in his last nine Premier League outings, including four in four this season despite struggling with a thigh problem. He is available at a mouth watering odds of  3/1 (4.00) to find the back of the net first, while Nigeria international is a 8/1 (9.00) to open scoring first and  5/2 (3.50) to score at anytime.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful of bringing Liverpool's unbeaten start to an abrupt halt and he will be expecting club-record signing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo his first Southampton goal since joining from Roma in August.

For Punters seeking value bet, they should back Liverpool to win either half at 3/10 (1.30).

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