Lallana and Lovren start for Reds at Southampton

Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren start for Liverpool against former club Southampton today.

Lallana and Lovren start for Reds at Southampton

Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren start for Liverpool against former club Southampton today.

The pair swapped St Mary’s for Anfield last summer and start on their first return to the south coast club since leaving.

Rickie Lambert, another to move to Merseyside, is named among the substitutes.

Filip Djuricic makes his first start for Southampton as one of three changes, with Matt Targett and James Ward-Prowse the others brought in by Ronald Koeman.

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Targett, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Steven Davis, Djuricic, Pelle, Elia.

Subs: Kelvin Davis, Schneiderlin, Gardos, Long, Mane, Tadic, Reed.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Ibe, Henderson, Allen, Markovic, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling.

Subs: Johnson, Toure, Lambert, Sturridge, Moreno, Balotelli, Ward.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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