Le Tisser looking forward to Southampton and Liverpool renewing battle

The former Southampton man is expecting a tight game between two quality sides.

Le Tisser looking forward to Southampton and Liverpool renewing battle
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Matt Le Tissier feels that there will be an extra spice when Southampton meet Liverpool this weekend due to the rivalry which has built up across the past few seasons.

The Saints legend has been speaking ahead of Liverpool's visit to St Mary's this weekend, with both sides looking for the three points which will help their bid to finish in the Europa League places this season.

Divock Origi and Victor Wanyama challenge for the ball earlier this season (image via: liverpoolecho)
Divock Origi and Victor Wanyama challenge for the ball earlier this season (image via: liverpoolecho)

The Saints and Liverpool currently find themselves competing for league position as the season draws towards a close, with Ronald Koeman’s men going into the game just one place above Jürgen Klopp’s side.

Big fixture now

Speaking to Southampton's official website, Le Tissier said he hopes that his former side can get one over on an ever-improving Liverpool team, who have in recent seasons purchased a number of Saints players to Anfield including Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren.

The ex-Southampton star said that "it's been a crazy season" and that you can no longer predict results, with teams beating one another left, right and centre.

Le Tissier continued, describing Leicester City’s season as "astounding" and adding that he feels other than the top four, there is still a lot to play for in terms of the final standings. Whilst failing to rule out the Saints grabbing European qualifiction, Le Tissier noted that there are a lot of clubs who are fighting for those spots including Manchester United, West Ham, Stoke City and Chelsea.

Another top ten finish

Le Tisser is glad to see his former club continuing to develop themselves in the Premier League despite the fact that they seem to be losing their best players every Summer to the bigger clubs in the division.

Le Tissier said that it had been "a breath of fresh air” to see his former side continue to improve year in, year out following promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2011/12 season. He added a sense of caution though, saying that he feels Southampton will have to keep hold of their better players this Summer if they expect to sustain their push for European places next season and beyond.