Saints hold Liverpool at St Mary's

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 19 Nov 3.00PM
Match Report Highlights

Saints v LIV Match Centre

Saints v LIV As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full-Time: Saints 0-0 Liverpool
  • Charlie Austin has Saints' best chance, heading over from Cédric's cross
  • Fraser Forster made two fine saves to deny both Mané and Firmino
  • Visitors went close through Clyne and Firmino in the second-half

Full-Time: Saints 0-0 Liverpool

Southampton are forced to settle for a share of the spoils with Liverpool at St Mary's.

90’

Liverpool substitution: Divock Origi replaces Sadio Mané

Fraser denies Firmino

He's been excellent when called upon today and Fraser Forster has now denied both Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino with two fine stops.

84’

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82’

Visitors upping the ante

Liverpool are in the ascendancy here and Fraser Forster is forced into a smart save from Roberto Firming's curling shot.

80’

Clyne heads wide

Daniel Sturridge eventually tricks his way past Nathan Redmond to hang up a cross for Nathaniel Clyne, but he can't steer his header on target from a great position.

78’

Southampton substitution: Harrison Reed replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

78’

Liverpool substitution: Daniel Sturridge replaces Emre Can

77’

Yellow Card for Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Philippe Coutinho goes into the book after a trip on Nathan Redmond.

Can Rodriguez find the winner?

We're closing in on the last ten minutes of this game now and it's still very much in the balance. Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez have replaced Sofiane Boufal and Charlie Austin. Come on!

74’

Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Charlie Austin

Second Saints change as Charlie Austin makes way for Jay Rodriguez for the final 15 minutes here.

66’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Sofiane Boufal

First change of the afternoon from Claude Puel as Shane Long replaces Sofiane Boufal.

66’

Another golden chance!

Roberto Firmino is found brilliantly by Philippe Coutinho to go one-on-one with Fraser Forster but he fires wide.

64’

Big chance for Can

Firmino's ball runs through to Emre Can, who is in a promising position, but he drags his low left-footed strike harmlessly wide.

Charlie goes close

Charlie Austin rises above Nathaniel Clyne to meet Cédric's cross, but sees his header go just wide of Loris Karius' goal.

60’

Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)

58’

Chance for Austin!

Nathan Redmond finds the overlapping run of Cédric down the right, and his delivery is met superbly by Charlie Austin who sees his header go just wide.

57’

Matip can't reach it 

Philippe Coutinho sends in a dangerous looking free-kick from the right, which Joel Matip is closest to but Charlie Austin clears it for a corner which is dealt with.

50’

Chance for Coutinho 

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's loose pass is pounced up by Roberto Firmino, who drives forward and releases Philippe Coutinho, but the Brazillian is denied by a wonderful José Fonte challenge.

47’

Penalty appeals waved away 

Emre Can flicks the ball on and into the run of Roberto Firmino, who goes down under a challenge from Virgil van Dijk in the box but nothing is given.

46’

Back underway!

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum kicks off and we're back underway for the second-half. 

Half-Time: Saints 0-0 Liverpool

It's all square at the break! Few clear-cut chances for either side in the first period, but Fraser Forster made a wonderful save to deny Sadio Mané.

+1’

Wijnaldum fires over

Liverpool work the ball inside to Georginio Wijnaldum, who looks to test Fraser Forster with a strike but it's always rising and goes over.

40’

Mané denied

Sadio Mané is released in behind but just as he's about to pull the trigger, Virgil van Dijk makes a superb challenge to avert the danger.

All action from Austin

Charlie Austin looks to take the ball in under pressure from Jordan Henderson and Nathaniel Clyne. 

33’

Coutinho goes close

Philippe Coutinho picks up the ball from Emre Can's pass inside, before opening up his body and firing a low right-footed shot narrowly wide from the edge of the box.

28’

Superb save from Forster!

Nathaniel Clyne's low centre is cleared out, but finds its way to Sadio Mané via Georginio Wijnaldum, and the former Saint forces Forster into a superb save.

Boufal in action

Sofiane Boufal looks to take Southampton forward in the opening exchanges on his first Premier League start.

23’

Milner warned

James Milner catches Nathan Redmond with a late challenge and is fortunate to escape with just a warning from Mark Clattenburg.

Head to head

Virgil van Dijk wins an early aerial battle against his former teammate Sadio Mané as the rain drives down at St Mary's.

14’

Cédric strikes

Cédric sees his cross into the box blocked by Dejan Lovren, but he picks up the loose ball and hits a shot with his left foot which flies wide.

Few clear-cut chances so far

Ryan Bertrand's early effort is the only significant attempt on either side's goal so far, but the visitors are now enjoying a lot more possession.

3’

Early pressure!

Charlie Austin can't quite take a deep Pierre-Emile Højbjerg cross under his spell, but it falls to Ryan Bertrand who sees a ferocious drive blocked behind by Joel Matip.

0’

We're underway...

Nathan Redmond gets proceedings underway at St Mary's. Come on, Saints! 😇

Puel ahead of Liverpool test

Get the thoughts of Claude Puel as he spoke to the media ahead of today's meeting with Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool.

14.55

Warm-ups done

Watch as the Southampton squad geared up for today's clash against Liverpool at St Mary's.

14.54

Bertrand on Liverpool

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand previews the test against league leaders Liverpool today.

14.47

It's almost time!

Saints are put through their pre-match warm-up ahead of today's game with Liverpool at St Mary's.

14.45

Boufal gets the nod

It's a first Premier League start of the season for Sofiane Boufal, after Claude Puel named him in his starting line-up.

14.28

Liverpool name their team

Starting XI: Karius, Clyne, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Coutinho, Firmino, Henderson (c), Mané, Can, Matip.

Subs: Mignolet (GK), Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Origi.

14.07

Southampton team confirmed!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Fonte (c), van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Højbjerg, Davis, Boufal, Redmond, Austin.

Subs: Taylor (GK), Yoshida, Clasie, Long, Rodriguez, Martina, Reed.

14.05

Cédric looks ahead to Liverpool

Hear from returning Southampton defender Cédric as he previews today's clash with table-topping Liverpool in the Premier League.

13.08

they did - again - an unbelievable job. we have a really good team and i think four players from our team are from southampton.

jürgen klopp
liverpool manager
12.40

Ready to go again 💪

Our photographer was on hand to capture the Saints squad arriving at St Mary's for today's Premier League fixture against Liverpool.

12.34

we are going to fight for our lives and try to get three points.

cédric
southampton defender
12.31

They've arrived!

Watch as the Southampton squad arrive at St Mary's ahead of today's clash against Liverpool in the Premier League. 😇

12.24

Puel previews Liverpool test

Get the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel ahead of today's clash against Liverpool in the Premier League.

12.21

It's matchday!

The international break is over and Saints return to Premier League action against league leaders Liverpool at St Mary's (3pm GMT). 

12.08

Saints v LIV Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
6
José Fonte (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
17
Virgil van Dijk
14
Oriol Romeu
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Harrison Reed (78′)
8
Steven Davis
10
Charlie Austin
Jay Rodriguez (75′)
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal
Shane Long (66′)
7
Shane Long
9
Jay Rodriguez
15
Cuco Martina
3
Maya Yoshida
4
Jordy Clasie
28
Stuart Taylor
18
Harrison Reed

Liverpool

1
Loris Karius (GK)
6
Dejan Lovren
2
Nathaniel Clyne
32
Joel Matip
7
James Milner
5
Georginio Wijnaldum
14
Jordan Henderson (C)
23
Emre Can
Daniel Sturridge (78′)
10
Philippe Coutinho
11
Roberto Firmino
19
Sadio Mané
Divock Origi (91′)
15
Daniel Sturridge
21
Lucas Leiva
22
Simon Mignolet
18
Alberto Moreno
27
Divock Origi
17
Ragnar Klavan
16
Marko Grujic

Saints v LIV Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Liverpool
  • Possession (%)
    35
    65
  • Shots
    3
    15
  • Shots on target
    0
    2
  • Corners
    1
    8
  • Passes Complete
    243
    537

Top Saints Player Stats

Chances Created
1
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
37
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Tackles
5
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
6
José Fonte
José Fonte
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster