Liverpool beat Saints as Firmino and Salah hit target

Liverpool beat Saints as Firmino and Salah hit target

Ronald Pratt
February 12, 2018

Virgil van Dijk became the world's most expensive defender back in January after Liverpool splashed £75 million on the 26-year-old.

Liverpool have made three changes to their side for the Premier League clash with Southampton.

Liverpool moved back above Tottenham and into third place in the Premier League table as two first-half goals gave them a routine 2-0 victory at struggling Southampton.

Right-back Joe Gomez is unlikely to feature because of a minor knee problem while midfielder Adam Lallana returns after a thigh problem.

Despite naming a full-strength team, Klopp will also be keeping one eye out for Liverpool's Champions League first-leg knockout tie away to Porto on Wednesday.

"The second half was really bad", he said.

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Jose Mourinho is still without Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marouane Fellaini through injury. James' Park . "But I try and I make an effort and I'm happy with the way things are going".

The Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool will be broadcast live online and on NBC.

After Salah played the ball into Firmino's feet 5 yards outside Southampton's box, the South American proceeded to slide his teammate through on goal with the most sumptuous of flicked passes with his instep, with Salah going on to finish in typically-cool style. I'm not bothered. What's important is what the manager says because he is the man in charge of me.

"Hopefully we feel at the end of the game that we are growing and we are continuing with this feeling".

Sadio Mane, another ex-Southampton player, drilled wide from outside the area as the game approached the half-hour, but the home side threatened again when James Ward-Prowse swung in a cross but Guido Carrillo sent his header straight at Karius. "The people see our reaction on the pitch and the players feel the reaction".

The Saints haven't beaten a top-six side in the league now for over 18 months and the Reds ran ragged last time out and have a lot of quality in their ranks.