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16.08.2019 17:01

Ralph Hasenhuttl: “Intense” Saints are ready for Liverpool

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has promised his players will be ready for the visit of Champions League winners Liverpool this weekend.

Saints endured a horrible start to the Premier League season following a 3-0 defeat at Burnley, but the South Coast club have been training hard all week.

Hasenhuttl said: “It's been an interesting, intense week. We had good sessions and also a few other things we have to speak about.

“We took the time to prepare in a good way I hope, but then we must show this.

“We look on the last game and work on a few weaknesses we had, but also focus on the game that is coming now. It is a different game, a different opponent, and not with less quality.

“Like always against these big teams, we must not give them too many chances, because they have so much quality they don't need a lot to score.

“And, finally, to focus on the moments when we have the ball, and when we win the ball what we do there, and know that we also have the quality to score against Liverpool.

“We showed that last season, so it's about giving a really, really good performance – a good, committed performance, defensively well-organised and offensively with the right decisions in the right moments,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA