Number of Southampton matches have dates changed

Three of Southampton's games coming up have been rescheduled for various reasons.

Number of Southampton matches have dates changed
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Three of Southampton's games in the next couple of months have been rearranged due to TV selections - as well as the progression of Liverpool into the next round of the Europa League.

Liverpool match put back

Southampton's home against Liverpool has been changed to Sunday the 20th March as a result of Liverpool seeing off FC Augsburg in the round of 32. They will face fellow British side Manchester United in the next stage and the second-leg takes place the Thursday before this match needing it to get put back.

Kick off will be at 1:30pm, but hasn't been selected as a live televised fixture. The sides met earlier in the season as a late Sadio Mané strike grabbed Saints a deserved point after Christian Benteke headed the hosts ahead in the second-half at Anfield.

Leicester trip also changed

The Saints' visit to the King Power Stadium has been put back a day to the 3rd April, due to Sky Sports selecting the game for live TV selection. The game will get underway at 1:30pm and could play a key role in the title race as Leicester are well in the mix heading into the last 12 matches. The pair met earlier on in the season at St Mary's as the sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw back in October last year.

Lastly, City visit also put back

The visit of Manchester giants Manchester City has also been changed due to Sky Sports' selection. Instead of kicking off at the original date, the 30th April, the match will now be played a day later on the 1st May - with a 4pm kick-off time.

This is also subject to another change as if City reach the Champions League semi-finals then there is a chance this game may again get changed. The two sides met earlier on in the season at the Etihad as the Saints lost out 3-1 all the way back in November.