Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is hoping his side can do something special against Liverpool in their last game of the season. Liverpool fans are hoping that Aston Villa can do them a favor against Manchester City on the last day of the season. Southampton has been in poor form recently with just one win in their last 10 games in the Premier League.
“It would be easy to say do the same like last time. I’ve often spoken about why it was so emotional because it was such a tough fight and such a demanding game for me on the outside, as well as the players on the pitch,” Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, said before their game against Liverpool. “There’s a reason they’ve only lost three games this season and if you want to do it you need a perfect day. On Tuesday, being part of this title race gives them an extra motivation but gives us also a chance, like West Ham [who drew with Man City on Sunday], to do something special. This is what the players want to do, they’re looking forward to this game and we’re hungry to show up at home.”
“First you need a good start. Then the luck not to concede a goal, then score in the right moment to set them a little bit under pressure, then defend properly as a team – and this passion to defend, this passion to fight for the result is necessary,” he added. “But then also the braveness to play football in the right moments. It’s something you need to do against these teams, no matter how strong they’re coming or how many injuries they have, or whatever. We can create an atmosphere here at St Mary’s, that’s what we’ve done this season very often.”