Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.0 Could do nothing for the opening goal, given the deflection. The first half was pretty routine from there. Did everything correct through a nervy last few minutes. Joe Gomez - 6.5 So disappointing to see this young man injured, again. Was lively and unlucky for the goal. Was part of the equaliser. Subbed - 45 mins Kostas Tsimikas - 7.5 Gave good width, as Liverpool dominated the first half.His second half corner brought about Liverpools second …
Observations: Liverpool grind past Southampton

Observations: Liverpool grind past Southampton

It's never easy these days is it? Seems as though every single match some random slice of misfortune strikes to put Liverpool on the back foot. In this game it was a freakish deflection looping past Alisson after one of the most blatant fouls you'll ever see wasn't given at the other end of the pitch. The Reds overcame the deficit to win 2-1 courtesy of goals from Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip, but it should never have gotten to …
History Is Being Written

History Is Being Written

The weekend's games brought up a variation of emotions for all Reds fans, with the jubilant FA Cup Final victory quickly replaced by pure viewership of the West Ham v City battle. Both games ended in a draw, and where Liverpool's score line eventually produced silverware, it could be that City’s draw will inevitably do the same. Points will still need to be dropped by City for Liverpool to stand a chance, and a stand-alone win against Southampton will keep …
One Night In Southampton

One Night In Southampton

When Jürgen Norbert Klopp arrived at Liverpool, there was a sense of relief and hope. The style of football quickly changed, the tempo of the matches picked up, the gegenpressing began to unfold, and certain players started to fall under the intense pressure. Brendan Rodgers and his patterns of play were forever changing at Liverpool, with the recruitment (post Luis Suarez) often horrific. That 6-1 defeat to Stoke should have been Brendan’s last game, however it is clear that the …
Thiago on how it felt to break his Liverpool duck

Thiago on how it felt to break his Liverpool duck

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcântara vowed that The Reds will keep fighting for a top-four finish after his goal sealed their latest win. The Spain international popped up with a well-taken late goal to secure all three points, giving Liverpool a 2-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday night. Sadio Mané had opened the scoring in the first half for Jürgen Klopp's men. Speaking with Sky Sports in his post-match interview, Thiago commented on Liverpool's push for Champions League qualification and how …
Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to play Southampton on Saturday?

Will this be Liverpool's starting eleven to play Southampton on Saturday?

Liverpool meet Southampton at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday night. We've had a look at the likely starting lineup for The Reds. Jürgen Klopp will again have plenty of decisions to make. Not only with regards to the starting eleven but also about the formation Liverpool will use. I'm guessing Klopp will opt for a 4-2-3-1 shape in this one, just to get all his best-attacking options on the pitch right from the start. This would see Mohamed …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview - Reds continue battle to keep dwindling top-four hopes alive

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview - Reds continue battle to keep dwindling top-four hopes alive

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Kevin Friend Date & Time – Saturday, May 8th @ 20:15 Current Odds – Liverpool 1/4, Draw 5/1, Southampton 10/1 ________________________________________________________ It's our second-last game at Anfield this season. In the last year, we've tasted the magnificent highs of Premier League success - the club's 19th league title. However, crushing blows would follow. Most notably the season-ending injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, followed by the worst home league run …
Liverpool FC and The Season's Context

Liverpool FC and The Season's Context

Let's make no bones about it, Liverpool were poor in their last three Premier League games. In the draws against lowly West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United, the Reds looked jaded and they failed to turn the lion's share of possession and territory into enough quality chances. The same applied to last Monday's defeat away to Southampton. Although it must be noted that scandalous refereeing decisions -- in particular from the hapless Andre Marriner -- contributed to the champions dropping …
Why the Liverpool system failed against Southampton

Why the Liverpool system failed against Southampton

Jurgen Klopp switched it up against Southampton. It’s very rare to see him spring a surprise like that, but he has done it previously. I’m not entirely sure if this one was forced on him due to injuries and players needing a rest or whether he thought this tactic would work against the Saints.  We’ll never actually know whether it would’ve worked either. The hosts scored after two minutes and their usual gameplan went out the window. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side …
Jürgen Klopp knows Reds must play their way out of current slump

Jürgen Klopp knows Reds must play their way out of current slump

As the fallout from Liverpool's third successive poor performance continues, we look at Jürgen Klopp's post-match press conference following that defeat at Southampton. Danny Ings' early strike was enough to give The Saints all three points on Monday night and make it three games without a win for Klopp's side. This poor run of form has loosened Liverpool's grip on first place in the Premier League. However, with the injuries and congested fixture list that The Reds have been dealt …
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