On Saturday, Southampton suffer an away defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Liverpool arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in their previous game. Soton, on the other hand, secured a point against Leicester City in their previous match. As things stand, Liverpool are in 6th place, with 57 points from 35 matches, while Soton sit in 16th, with 37 points from 35.
Liverpool started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Sadio Mane at the 31 minute mark. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.
The Reds continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Thiago Alcantara just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 2-0.
Both coaches used the full entitlement. For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones, came on for Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Soton brought on Michael Obafemi, Ibrahima Diallo and Moussa Djenepo, to replace Nathan Tella, Theo Walcott and Che Adams.
The referee booked one player from Soton, Nathan Redmond.
Liverpool will next travel to West Bromwich Albion, while Soton will face Fulham at home.
|Liverpool:||Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Tella, Nathan Redmond and Che Adams|
|Southampton:||Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Rhys Williams, Andrew Robertson, Thiago Alcantara, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota|
|Goals:||Sadio Mane (1-0, min. 31) and Thiago Alcantara (2-0, min. 90)|