Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes Jurgen Klopp’s side can beat Southampton tonight but will face a tough game.

The Reds can leapfrog Man City again tonight with a win at St Mary’s after the Champions went top by beating Cardiff on Wednesday night.

Lawrenson thinks Liverpool will have to be at their best to win tonight, however.

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“It is a tough game for the Reds for lots of reasons, though,” Lawrenson said, according to BBC Sport. “Saints got a thoroughly deserved win over Brighton last weekend.

“They really needed those three points despite the improvement they have made since Ralph Hasenhuttl took charge in December, and they are far from safe yet either.

“But this is a Liverpool side that, whatever way they play at the moment, just get the job done.

“What might help the Reds is that I cannot see Southampton sitting back and playing for a draw. I think Hasenhuttl will want to have a bit of a go and that will open things up a bit.

“We definitely won’t see Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp resting players before their Champions League quarter-final first leg against FC Porto on Tuesday.

“Playing on Friday night has worked out absolutely perfectly for the Reds, and the Premier League should be doing the same for all of our teams in the competition.”

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