Southampton return to St Mary’s for their first home game of the season this weekend when they host Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will be looking for a reaction to their dismal 3-0 defeat to Burnley on the opening weekend of the campaign.

Liverpool, meanwhile, come off the back of a 4-1 win against Norwich City in the Premier League and winning the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on penalties on Wednesday evening.

This could benefit Southampton, as their opponents had to play 120 minutes of football less than three days before this clash.

The main question mark over the team selection is on the defence that has come in for massive criticism over the past week. It will be intriguing to see if the manager sticks with 5-2-3, which was used against Burnley, 5-3-2, which proved successful for periods of last season, or if he switches to four at the back.

Kevin Danso could be in line to make his Saints debut with Jack Stephens and Jannik Vestergaard the most likely to be under threat for their position.

Here’s how we predict Southampton to line up.