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Southampton duo win fitness race to face Liverpool

Tadic is fit to face Liverpool. Credit: PA

Dusan Tadic and Fraser Forster have been passed fit to feature for Southampton against Liverpool, but Ryan Bertrand, Cedric Soares and Shane Long face late assessments before Claude Puel picks his team.

The Southampton manager has also revealed that, regardless of their availability, he has no intention of adapting his team to negate their visitors' significant attacking threat.

Tadic suffered a suspected broken nose playing for Serbia against Wales on Tuesday but is expected to play with a face mask.

Forster, meanwhile, withdrew from the England squad with a slight injury but will start at St Mary's on Saturday, when international team-mate Bertrand could yet also be available.

"Normally (Tadic) will be available for this game," Puel said. "He spoke to the doctor and it's okay for him.

"Cedric has come back into training and Bertrand trained (on Wednesday) along with Long. Normally they are okay.

"We will see this for the last training session before the game. Normally I think all the players are okay. I hope there are no surprises.

"All this is good news, but I don't know if they have a good physical level to be involved in the game against Liverpool. We will see."

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