EPL: Liverpool spank Saints, climb up to third

Phillip Cunningham
February 12, 2018

Liverpool, who will have ex-Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, are in decent form but have recently lost away at Swansea and at home to West Brom, which may give fans some hope of taking something from the clash, whereas Saints are now enjoying a six-game unbeaten run that has seen them take six points in the Premier League and advance into the 5th round of the FA Cup. If he's positive about me then that's confirmation for myself that I'm one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

Klopp's men had little difficulty cruising past Southampton, with Roberto Firmino opening the scoring early on to set the Reds on their way after Mohamed Salah had pounced on a Wesley Hoedt error.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino faces an uncertain future after his side slipped into the Premier League relegation zone after losing at home to Liverpool.

Southampton responded well to going behind, but lacked a clinical touch as their wait for a first home league win since November continued. "

"We scored wonderful goals, both of them and we should have had more in the second half with some big changes.

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And this is how things stayed for the remainder of the clash, with the Saints struggling to create clear-cut goalscoring opportunities over the course of the second-half, whereas Liverpool could easily have added to their goal tally through the likes of Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane.

"I didn't know United had lost before the game, but we know we're not far away, and we play against them at least one more time this season", said Klopp.

The centre-back turned out 80 times for the St Mary's side before his £75 million transfer to the Reds last month. I don't think nine points from Arsenal is enough to have rest but it is nine points.

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