Liverpool team news confirmed: Minamino & Elliott start as nine changes made v Southampton

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Liverpool have been handed a lifeline in the race for the English top-flight title – a slim lifeline, albeit, but a lifeline nonetheless – after West Ham stole a couple of points from Manchester City.

The result gives Jurgen Klopp’s men a chance to close the gap to a point, should they take home the lion’s share of the spoils against Southampton, setting up a tense final day of league action.

Steven Gerrard’s men will pay the Cityzens a visit at the Etihad, with the Merseysiders needing their old skipper to avoid a loss in Manchester in order to create an opening in the title race.

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Ahead of Alisson Becker in between the sticks, Ibrahima Konate starts in place of Virgil van Dijk with Joel Matip as his centre-back partner.

It’s a return to the starting-XI for Curtis Jones, with Harvey Elliott and James Milner filing out in the midfield three.

Up top, a forward trio of Bobby Firmino, Diogo Jota and Taki Minamino are set to face the Saints.

You can catch the full team news below, courtesy of @LFC:

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