Four Southampton problems Puel must solve after the internationals

Following a historic 2-1 win against Italian giants Inter Milan in the Europa League at St Mary’s on Thursday, Southampton looked to be heading into the international break in good spirits.

That was before they travelled to lowly Hull City on Sunday. Despite taking an early lead through a Charlie Austin penalty at the KCOM Stadium, quick-fire second half goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson condemned Claude Puel’s side to their second successive Premier League defeat.

The Saints are still in the top half of the league on goal difference, but there will be some disappointment in that a side which finished sixth last term is currently below the likes of Watford and Burnley.

So, what do the south coast outfit need to improve on when their stars from international duty?

Here are FOUR things we believe Puel needs to address by the time Liverpool arrive at St. Mary’s for Southampton’s next Premier League fixture.

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