Defector: Lovren has joined the Reds (Picture: PA Images)
Loss of key players, questionable replacements and too much upheaval to expect a decent start to the season? Yes, that’s the problem that faces Liverpool as they prepare to entertain Southampton this Sunday.
Liverpool were pretty formidable at Anfield last season, but were toppled by Saints in a game the visitors dominated, a one goal defeat even flattering to the hosts, but both sides are likely to look somewhat different. While Liverpool have remodelled their squad post-Luis Suarez by signing Johnstone’s Paint trophy winners, Saints have revamped their lineup with league champions, and Champions League winners.
This is a difficult start for both clubs, mainly as it is difficult what to expect from either. Liverpool without the flesh-hungry Uruguayan are undoubtedly still strong, but the man is irreplaceable and it is questionable whether the replacements can make-up the 31 goals he…
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