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Liverpool vs Southampton
Last year's 1-0 win over Stoke was Liverpool's first victory on the opening weekend in five seasons (D2 L2).
Seven of Southampton's last eight opening games in the Barclays Premier League have been away from home. They have won just two of the previous seven (D2 L3).
Southampton enjoyed a 1-0 win when they visited Anfield in the Premier League last season.
Dejan Lovren scored the winning goal in this fixture at Anfield last season while playing for Southampton (0-1).
Liverpool's new forward Rickie Lambert scored 28 Premier League goals over the last two seasons for Southampton; seven more than any other Saints player.
Steven Gerrard ended the 2013/14 season with the most assists in the division (13) and is now fourth in the all time Premier League list with 91.
Liverpool fired in 258 shots on target last season, more than any other team in the Premier League.
Dusan Tadic created 133 goalscoring chances in the Dutch Eredivisie last season for FC Twente; 46 more than any other player.
Daniel Sturridge's goals won Liverpool 20 points in the Premier League last season; more than any other player for their side.
On the last occasion Liverpool finished second (2008-09) they finished outside the top six in the following season (7th).