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Firmino, Salah help Liverpool heap more misery on Southampton

12 February, 2018, 01:23 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Southampton, who were up against their former defender Virgil van Dijk on his return to St Mary's, end the weekend in the relegation zone as their quest for a first home league win since November continues.

The two team-mates displayed their telepathic understanding as Firmino, with his back to goal, flicked the ball into Salah's path in defence-splitting one-two.

Liverpool should have put the game beyond Southampton 20 minutes from time when Firmino saw his effort saved by McCarthy and Salah put the rebound into the side-netting.

ROBERTO FIRMINO provided a moment of magic as Liverpool doubled their tally against Southampton.

"We scored wonderful goals and we could've scored more in the second half when we had big chances, but Southampton did well to be honest, with their style of play".

By contrast, Liverpool moved back above Tottenham Hotspur into third and to within two points of bitter rivals Manchester United in second following the Red Devils defeat at Newcastle earlier on Sunday.

It will be a symphony of boos and hostile reception for the handful of ex-Saints in the Liverpool team - with van Dijk the latest to experience the treatment from Southampton fans after he left for Anfield on acrimonious terms in January.

The Saints have plenty of players enjoying good runs of form and hopefully we can see Guido Carrillo snatch his first goal for the side!

If Klopp needs to try to change the game at any point this afternoon on the south coast then he can look to his bench, with options available including Adam Lallana and Danny Ings. "But I think we deserved the three points, clean sheets and no injuries, it was flawless".

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