Southampton v Liverpool team news: Sakho back in training

Mamadou Sakho. Photo: PA

Defender Mamadou Sakho has returned to training after two months out with a hamstring injury but Daniel Agger will retain his place at centre-back for the trip to Southampton.

Midfielder Lucas Leiva is back working with the first team group after a six-week absence with a knee injury but will not be considered for the weekend.

Left-back Jose Enrique continues his rehabilitation from a knee operation which has sidelined him since early November.

Provisional Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez, Jones, Kelly, Toure, Sakho, Cissokho, Allen, Moses, Alberto, Aspas, Teixeira.