Saints blank Liverpool again

Anfield | Sun 07 May 1.30PM | Attendance: 53,159
Match Report

LIV v Saints Match Centre

LIV v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints earn 0-0 draw at Liverpool
  • Forster saves Milner's second-half penalty
  • Saints make it four unbeaten against Reds this season
  • Claude Puel's side up to tenth in the Premier League

Puel gives his thoughts 

Watch our interview with Claude Puel after Southampton's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

17.40

Forster speaks after draw at Liverpool

Fraser Forster reflects on his penalty save from James Milner and Southampton's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

17.40

REPORT: Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

Click here to read our take on the evens at Anfield.

17.37

FULL TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

An excellent point for Saints, as they blank Liverpool for a fourth time this season! Well played, boys! 😇

15.22
+2’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

Bertrand is cautioned for kicking the ball away.

+2’

Forster tips over Coutinho's header

Another excellent stop from the Saints keeper, as he produces a flying save to tip a Coutinho header over.

90’

Four minutes of added time

Not long left now at Anfield!

89’

Yellow Card for Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)

The former Saints defender is booked for handball near the halfway line.

84’

Forster denies Lallana

Adam Lallana sends in a well-struck left-footed shot from distance, but Fraser Forster is there again to make the stop!

81’

Saints starting to threaten

Dušan Tadić gets onto a ball down the left, but can't quite flick it into the path of Shane Long, who was completely alone in the middle. Some openings starting to appear for us, though!

75’

Forster denies Coutinho

Fraser Forster gets behind Philippe Coutinho's shot from 20 yards to deny Liverpool again.

74’

Redmond sends a shot over

A loose ball drops to Nathan Redmond on the right side of the area, but he fires his angled shot over the bar.

68’

Liverpool substitution: Daniel Sturridge replaces Divock Origi

Now it's a second change for the hosts.

68’

Liverpool substitution: Adam Lallana replaces Lucas Leiva

Liverpool make their first change.

68’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

Saints make their second change. Can Longy do it again at Anfield?

65’

FORSTER SAVES THE PENALTY!

Fraser Forster dives to his right and gets a hand brilliantly on James Milner's spot kick to keep the game goalless! Yes!

64’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Ward-Prowse is also cautioned.

64’

Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)

Cédric is booked for dissent.

63’

PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL

Jack Stephens is judged to have handled the ball in the area, and Liverpool have a spot kick.

60’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Sofiane Boufal

Claude Puel makes his first change of the afternoon.

Still tight and tense

No real change in the pattern of the game in the second half so far. Saints still doing an excellent job of keeping Liverpool at bay.

45’

Liverpool begin the second half

We're back under way at Anfield. Come on, Saints! 😇

HT

HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Saints

It's level at the break. Saints have defended superbly, limiting Liverpool to just a few shots from distance, although they will hope to have more of an impact at the other end in the second half.

42’

Can with a deflected effort

Emre Can produces a shot from outside the area, but it deflects on its way through and bounces harmlessly into the arms of Fraser Forster.

34’

Firmino sends in a shot

Roberto Firmino works some room to send in a low, angled shot from 25 yards, but he doesn't get sufficient power on it, allowing Fraser Forster to dive to his right and make the save.

Chances proving hard to come by

It's been a tight contest so far in this half, with neither keeper yet to be seriously tested, as we tick past the half-hour mark.

24’

Coutinho tests Forster from distance

Philippe Coutinho has hurt Saints from long range on more than one occasion before, but this effort with his right foot is straight at Fraser Forster, who makes a comfortable save.

Claude sends out instructions

Saints boss Claude Puel issues some messages to his team. Both sides still looking for the breakthrough here.

15’

Yoshida makes a key block

Roberto Firmino wins the ball off Oriol Romeu just outside the edge of the area, but Maya Yoshida positions himself superbly to block the Liverpool player's subsequent shot.

Romeu gets stuck in

It never takes long for Oriol Romeu, who was voted Fans' and Players' Player of the Season, to get involved in the thick of the action.

5’

Saints get settled in

It's been a composed start in the opening minutes from Southampton. Both sides are still looking for the first opportunity of the match, though.

0’

Saints get things under way!

We're up and running at Anfield! Let's go, lads! 😇

Watch the Saints warm-up

Nearly time to go! Watch as the players went through their warm-ups at Anfield ahead of kick-off...

13.23

Saints head in to Anfield

Check out our images of Southampton's players arriving at Anfield for the clash with Liverpool.

13.03

I hope our record against them continues! it is an important game for liverpool, but also for us, as we need points to go up into the first half of the table.

claude puel
saints manager
12.54

Watch the players arrive

Check out the players arriving at Anfield today...

12.44

Ward-Prowse back in the side

It's one change for Southampton today, as James Ward-Prowse comes into the team for Nathan Redmond.

12.41

Liverpool line-up confirmed

Starting XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Can, Lucas, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi.

Subs: Karius, Moreno, Grujic, Sturridge, Alexander-Arnold, Lallana, Klavan.

12.32

Saints team announced!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Boufal, Gabbiadini.

Subs: Hassen, Pied, Cáceres, Højbjerg, Redmond, Rodriguez, Long.

12.29

Team news on the way!

Who will be in the starting line-up for Southampton? We'll have the teams for you right here at 1.30pm BST!

12.17

we know liverpool well now. we have good memories against them from the last games, but this will be another game.

claude puel
on liverpool
12.04

Puel previews Liverpool

We visited Claude Puel in his office this week to talk about #SFCAwards2017 and today's trip to Liverpool. Here's our interview with him.

12.02

Targett back in action

Charlie Austin wasn't the only man returning from a long injury lay-off with the Under-23s this week. Matt Targett also featured for the first time since October. Hear what he had to say afterwards.

11.56

Austin returns to action!

There was big news this week, as Charlie Austin featured for the Under-23s at Manchester City in what was his first appearance since suffering a shoulder injury last December.

11.37

Catch up on #SFCAwards2017!

We held our annual Player Awards night this week, and you can catch up on who won the prizes here.

11.21

i was just focused on doing my job and helping the team, but, looking back, it does seem like it was a massive game for me.

jack stephens
on the efl cup game at liverpool
10.48

Stephens looks back on a "massive" night for him

Jack Stephens was one of the heroes on our last trip to Liverpool, so we caught up with him this week to reflect on the importance of that night and to look ahead to the latest visit to Anfield.

10.38

Relive our last trip to Anfield!

Who could forget this incredible night? Watch back as Southampton beat Liverpool 1-0 in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final to seal a 2-0 aggregate win and a place at Wembley.

10.23

It's Matchday!

Welcome everyone! Saints are heading to Anfield in the Premier League today, as they aim for a second win there this season. Stay with us for all the build-up, action and commentary.

10.16

LIV v Saints Line Ups

Liverpool

22
Simon Mignolet (GK)
2
Nathaniel Clyne
32
Joel Matip
7
James Milner (C)
6
Dejan Lovren
5
Georginio Wijnaldum
Marko Grujic (87′)
21
Lucas Leiva
Adam Lallana (69′)
23
Emre Can
10
Philippe Coutinho
11
Roberto Firmino
27
Divock Origi
Daniel Sturridge (69′)
15
Daniel Sturridge
18
Alberto Moreno
1
Loris Karius
66
Trent Alexander-Arnold
17
Ragnar Klavan
16
Marko Grujic
20
Adam Lallana

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
8
Steven Davis (C)
19
Sofiane Boufal
Nathan Redmond (60′)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shane Long (69′)
26
Jérémy Pied
12
Martín Cáceres
9
Jay Rodriguez
22
Nathan Redmond
40
Mouez Hassen
7
Shane Long
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

LIV v Saints Match Stats

Liverpool

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    65
    35
  • Shots
    17
    4
  • Shots on target
    8
    0
  • Corners
    3
    6
  • Passes Complete
    499
    206

Top Saints Player Stats

Chances Created
1
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
33
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
4
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
9
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
8
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster