Liverpool vs Southampton, Premier League

Angelo Anderson
September 23, 2018

However, victory may yet have come at some cost, with Shaqiri replaced at half-time and Virgil van Dijk walking off with an injury 10 minutes into the second period against his former club. "That's how it was at half-time, but he's a fantastic boy so there was no problem".

The Saints could not get to the break for some respite as Shaqiri, who was surprisingly hooked at half time despite his contribution to two goals, whipped a 30-yard free kick against the crossbar, and Salah raced in to tap home the rebound from only a yard out.

"I'm really, really happy about how we played the game today, because it was clear it was a really hard game, we knew that form the last few games when we played Southampton, but today we were in a really good mood", Klopp said.

"There's no hiding the fact that we're delighted Danny can't play against us today at Anfield because for the first season of his move he's on loan", Henderson said.

A run of seven straight victories in all competitions brought up Klopp's 600th league game as a manager but the German is already looking ahead. Great offensively, needs a little work defensively'.


"I lost seven games in a row once, that felt different!" This is the kind of game they would expect to win, but it's still pleasing to do so - especially in such emphatic style and especially coming off the back of playing in the Champions League in midweek.

That is set to change with the Carabao Cup visit of Chelsea on Wednesday, especially as the pair meet at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League next weekend.

It had the desired effect: the 26-year-old was everywhere as he sought to make up for lost time with Roberto Firmino heading his early cross wide. It will be tough, but for all of us, so that's absolutely OK.

That said, Mark Hughes will ask questions of his Southampton defence as they were found wanting on each of the occasions they conceded. "It is better to win these games than draw them or lose them, but I am really sure we are mature enough to understand it in the right way".

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