The away match against Southampton was an opportunity for Liverpool to go 3-points clear off Manchester United, as both teams were only separated by goal difference before the late kick off. An early strike from Danny Ings, was enough to hand Liverpool their second defeat of the Premier League season.
The pressure from Liverpool was not enough to breach the Saints’ defence, as they showed commitment, character and discipline throughout the 90-minute period.
Speaking to the media after the game, Liverpool’s manger, Jugen Klopp, acknowledged his frustration at their performance at St Mary’s stadium. According to Klopp, they played completely into the hands of Southampton and gave the game away.
“Nothing should be taken away from them, they deserved it, 100 per cent. They fought, they ran their socks off with all they had. They missed a lot of players and did really well and that’s clear.” Klopp said.
When asked of his relationship with Ralph Hasenhuttl, Southampton’s manager, Klopp said, they probably would have been friends, but they live far away from each other, as he also congratulated him for his team set-up and game plan.
Away from Liverpool, a win for Manchester United will see them go top of the Log table for the first time this season, as they continue their title charge.