Published: Sun, September 23, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: 5 Hits and Flops

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: 5 Hits and Flops

"And it was a great feeling to score my first goal here at Anfield".

The Premier League fixture between the two sides at Old Trafford is towards the end of February.

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.

Some fans also felt the Cameroon global has looked rusty this season, far below the high standards he set when he first joined the Anfield club. He was good, I liked it.

Joel Matip also got on the scoresheet, while an own goal from Wesley Hoedt in the 10th minute gave Liverpool the lead.

After half-time the Saints were given more of the ball but did little going forward with it - Redmond remained lively and as a substitute Armstrong had an effect, but ultimately Southampton failed to record a shot on target until the 90th minute. I think nobody enjoys to play here'.

Salah netted a staggering 44 goals in his first season at Anfield following his transfer from AS Roma last summer.

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"I'd say this is the best chance they've had since Kenny's team last won it".

Here though, Liverpool started on the front foot and more or less settled the game in the first half itself.

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. "In the week you saw with Gini Wijnaldum, good game but really hard, Hendo [Jordan Henderson] second game in a row, Milly [James Milner] came on and it was hard work for him too".

'At 3-0 down at half-time there is a danger you go completely under and that would have damaged us more than the 3-0 performance in the first half - and we avoided that, stuck in the game and tried to do the right things, ' he said.

Speaking at a news conference before Liverpool FC's clash with Southampton on Saturday, Reds boss Klopp said: "He had fantastic offensive situations in both of the last games".

"All the different challenges with the different styles of the opponent, the boys were there".

That said, Mark Hughes will ask questions of his Southampton defence as they were found wanting on each of the occasions they conceded.

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