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TEAM NEWS: Coutinho starts, Lallana on the bench for Liverpool

13:30 SAST 2017/05/07
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The 24-year-old is named in the starting line-up with Jurgen Klopp fielding an unchanged 11 for the fourth successive match

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has shaken off the dead leg he suffered at Watford to line-up against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

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The Brazil international was subbed off on 13 minutes in the 1-0 victory after Adrian Mariappa’s knee clattered into his right thigh. 

Adam Lallana, who replaced the 24-year-old at Vicarage Road, is held in reserve again along with Daniel Sturridge to affect the game from the bench. 

Jurgen Klopp has gone with an unchanged line-up for the fourth successive fixture.

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi

Liverpool subs: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Lallana, Sturridge

Southampton starting XI: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, David, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Tadic, Boufal, Gabbiadini

Southampton subs: Hassen, Caceres, Long, Pied, Rodriguez, Hojbjerg, Redmond