27-Year-Old Forward Southampton Premier
Republic of Ireland
Long made his Southampton debut after being introduced as a 74th minute substitute in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Liverpool.
Long completed a generous £12 million move to Southampton just last week, so he was always going to be hard-pressed to start Sunday at Anfield. Fellow Saints new-boy Graziano Pelle began the match up front and was joined by Long in the game's closing stages. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if new Southampton boss Ronald Koeman deploys a two striker formation, especially since upcoming fixtures versus West Brom, West Ham, and Newcastle seem favorable from an attacking standpoint.