You’d be forgiven for thinking that today’s first Premier League game is Southampton versus Southampton after Liverpool, amongst others, raided their rivals this summer.
Following Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren’s decisions to make the move north to Anfield – with Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin also linked with moves to Brendan Rodgers’ side – it is certainly some sort of reunion today (probably not a happy one for the Saints faithful).
Pre-match Rickie Lambert said he’d Never Ever celebrate if he scored against the side he spent five years with. However, if he did, I’m sure it would just be water Under the Bridge for the Southampton faithful…
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) August 17, 2014