LIV vs Saints Match Centre
Cédric: We need to be upset
The Saints defender on responding to defeat at Liverpool.
Redmond appreciates Saints support
Winger urges fans to stick with players through tricky period.
Redmond: That wasn’t good enough
Winger admits Saints were below par at Anfield.
Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Saints
Watch the action from the Premier League clash at Anfield.
90 in 90: Liverpool 3-0 Saints
Watch our 90-second highlights from Anfield.
Gallery: Liverpool 3-0 Saints
Our gallery from Saints' defeat to Liverpool.
Video: Pellegrino rues costly errors
Mauricio Pellegrino reacts to Saints' 3-0 defeat at Anfield.
Pellegrino reacts to Liverpool defeat
Saints boss rues costly errors in Liverpool clash.
Saints fall to Liverpool defeat
Salah at the double to inspire hosts to victory.
Opposition View: Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has revenge on his mind when Saints travel to Anfield.
Quiz: Played for both
Test your knowledge ahead of the trip to Anfield.
Pellegrino: Keys to the game
The Saints boss on the clash with Liverpool.
Video: Pellegrino on Anfield visit
The boss previews the trip to Liverpool.
On The Road: Liverpool
All the information you need to plan your trip to Anfield.
Match Preview: Liverpool vs Saints
All you need to know ahead of the trip Anfield.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Liverpool
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Gallery: Saints prepare for trip to Anfield
Action shots from Thursday's pre-Liverpool workout at Staplewood Campus
Mario Lemina remains sidelined
The boss gives an update on his squad availability ahead of the Liverpool trip.
Inside Staplewood: Ready for Anfield
Watch as Saints prepare to take on Liverpool.
Inside Track: Liverpool
We get the lowdown on Saturday's opponents from local journalist James Pearce.
Pellegrino's pre-Liverpool press conference
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino's pre-Liverpool press conference.
Inside Staplewood: Saints gear up for Liverpool
Saints enjoy Tuesday training ahead of the Premier League trip to Liverpool
Stat Pack: Liverpool vs Saints
Check out the key stats ahead of Saints' trip to Anfield.
Gallery: Saints begin Liverpool preparations
The best shots from Monday's training at Staplewood.
LIV vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Salah on target with first-half double as Liverpool run out 3-0 winners
- Coutinho adds home side's third midway through the second period
- Bertrand goes closest for Saints from a free kick shortly before the interval
- Two changes for Pellegrino, as Hoedt and Long return in place of Yoshida and Gabbiadini
FULL TIME: Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
It's all over at Anfield and Saints can't argue too much with this result. Liverpool were worthy winners on a tough day for Mauricio Pellegrino's men at Anfield.16.53
Firmino shoots wide
Desperate to add his name to the scoresheet, Firmino finds space on the edge of the box and drills a low shot just beyond the far post.
Austin heads over
Ward-Prowse's first involvement is to deliver a dangerous free kick that's headed off target by Austin inside a crowded penalty area.
Coutinho makes it three
Mané's reverse pass finds Firmino in the box, whose driven shot is parried by Forster but falls invitingly for Coutinho to steer in the rebound.
Philippe Coutinho (67’) | Liverpool 3 – 0 Southampton
Coutinho goes close
Sharp feet from Coutinho, who collects Salah's pass and glides into a shooting position but cannot hit the target, firing inches wide.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
Romeu goes into the book for halting Firmino on the break. That's a fifth yellow card and therefore a one-match ban for the Spaniard.
Hoedt receiving treatment
The Dutchman jumped for a header and appeared to land awkwardly, but he's now back on his feet.
Forster saves from Firmino
Alexander-Arnold passes through the Saints defence to pick out Firmino, but Forster comes off his line to make a smart save at the feet of the Brazilian.
Boufal threatens again
For once Liverpool look exposed as Saints break quickly, but Lovren defends well to read Boufal's intentions and block his shot.
Boufal fires over
Bertrand's throw-in finds Tadić with his back to goal, whose lay-off is hit first time by Boufal, but his well-struck shot flies over the top.
Second half under way
We're back for the second period and Liverpool have got the action back under way. Big turnaround needed, Saints! 👊
Bertrand goes close
Ryan Bertrand reacts to his free kick that sailed agonisingly wide - it's the closest Saints have come to troubling the scorers.
Forster thwarts Wijnaldum
There will be no fifth successive clean sheet against Liverpool for the Southampton keeper, but Fraser Forster was in the right place to make this first-half save from Georginio Wijnaldum.
HALF TIME: Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
Saints looked solid for the first half-hour, but Liverpool punished a sloppy piece of play to take the lead through Mo Salah after 31 minutes. Full of confidence, the in-form Egyptian added his second just before the interval. It's a long way back from here.
So close from Bertrand!
It's Saints' best moment of the game, as Bertrand lines up a 30-yard free kick. He gets tremendous pace and whip, but it flies inches wide of goal.
Salah scores his second
It's a long way back for Saints now. Coutinho's piercing through ball unlocks the defence and Salah latches on to it with a cool finish beyond the onrushing Forster.
Mohamed Salah (41’) | Liverpool 2 – 0 Southampton
Cédric cross causes problems
A typical burst forward from Cédric results in a swirling cross that causes problems for Mignolet, as the Liverpool keeper punches unconvincingly to safety.
Salah makes the breakthrough
Tadić is caught in possession on the edge of his own box and Saints are punished, as Salah curls in a delicious shot from the edge of the box to leave Forster no chance.
Mohamed Salah (31’) | Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton
Saints stand firm
Saints have not offered much by way of an attacking threat, but Liverpool have struggled to get in behind a well-organised defence and found themselves restricted to speculative shots from distance.
Coutinho tries his luck again
This time it's a free kick from which Coutinho tries his luck, but the Brazilian is a long way out - at least 30 yards - and Forster is not troubled by an ambitious attempt that sails over.
Coutinho shoots wide
First real glimpse of Coutinho, who drives forward from deep and lets fly from 25 yards, but he drags his shot wide of the post.
Forster saves from Wijnaldum
Mané tees up Wijnaldum to shoot from 20 yards. It's curling away from Forster towards the far corner, but the keeper is there in plenty of time to parry the ball well clear of danger.
Crucial tackle from Cédric
Mané shows his pace in trying to latch on to a long ball over the top, but Cédric tracks his man all the way and defends diligently to keep Liverpool at bay.
Salah goes close again
It's a second chance in quick succession for the in-form Egyptian winger, who this time meets a cross from ex-Saint Mané, but cannot connect cleanly on the volley.
First chance for Liverpool
Alexander-Arnold bundles his way into the box only to be thwarted by Forster, before Salah's shot is deflected wide on the rebound.
Tadić back on his feet 👍
The Serbian is back on the field of play and Saints are back to their full complement.
Tadić receiving treatment
We're only two minutes into the game, but Dušan Tadić is already hobbling. He took a painful dead leg from Ragnar Klavan.
Saints get us under way!
Sofiane Boufal gets us up and running and we're under way at Anfield. Let's do this! 💪
The teams are out!
We're ready for kick-off at Anfield. Come on Saints! 😇14.57
IT'S A NICE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PLAY AGAINST ONE OF THE TOP TEAMS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. WE WILL SEE HOW WE ARE - IT'S A GOOD MEASURE FOR US, BUT WE KNOW IT WILL BE REALLY DIFFICULT.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
Warm-up complete ✅
The pre-match preparations are over and we're awaiting the teams at Anfield. Ten minutes until kick-off!14.51
we need to be confident. we have come here for big games before, and i hope we can get another good result today.sOFIANE BOUFALSOUTHAMPTON
More Boufal magic?
Winner of October's Premier League Goal of the Month award for his stunning solo effort against West Brom, will Sofiane Boufal provide another memorable moment for the travelling Saints fans today?14.29
Watch the players arrive at Anfield
The Saints players have already had a look around the stadium and Mauricio Pellegrino has announced his team selection. Earlier, we were on hand to capture the lads arriving at Anfield for today's game.14.09
Two changes for Saints
Mauricio Pellegrino has opted to make two alterations to his Saints starting line-up following the defeat to Burnley last time out. Wesley Hoedt replaces Maya Yoshida at the heart of the defence, while Shane Long is preferred to Manolo Gabbiadini up front.14.06
Liverpool team confirmed
Starting XI: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mané.
Subs: Karius, Gomez, Can, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Sturridge.14.03
Saints team confirmed! 😇
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Redmond, Boufal, Tadić, Long.
15 minutes until team news!
Who would you like to see in Mauricio Pellegrino's starting line-up at Anfield? Find out who the manager has selected at 2pm BST.13.45
Target practice 🎯
Saints have been working on their finishing ahead of today's game - watch the pick of the goals from Staplewood here!13.07
in the last four games we played against teams who were deep, without space. maybe now we will find more spaces. i can't say that it will be easier, but it will be a different game.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
Watch Saints' Liverpool preparations
We had our cameras at Staplewood to capture the players in training ahead of today's game.13.01
Frustrated by Fraser
Liverpool will be out for revenge after Saints dumped them out of the League Cup in a dramatic two-legged semi-final, before this Fraser Forster penalty save from James Milner threatened to scupper the Reds' hopes of finishing in the top four last season.12.08
they were all different games and we don't use them for analysis, because southampton's team has changed and our team has changed. i don't care how long it's been since we scored [against southampton]. i know it will be difficult to win.jurgen kloppliverpool manager
Pellegrino previews today's game
We caught up with Mauricio Pellegrino, who shared his thoughts on returning to the club where he spent time as a player and coach.12.01
Happy hunting ground?
Saints are back at Anfield, which has proved a kind venue in recent times. Here's how you can keep tabs on today's action.11.57
Welcome to Matchday Live! 😇
The Premier League returns after the international break, as Saints travel to Anfield looking to continue their impressive recent record against Liverpool. Can the lads extend their unbeaten streak against the Reds to six games?
LIV vs Saints Line Ups
Simon Mignolet (GK)
Philippe CoutinhoEmre Can (69′)
Jordan Henderson (C)
Sadio ManéAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain (74′)
Mohamed SalahJames Milner (80′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Dusan TadicCharlie Austin (55′)
Sofiane BoufalJames Ward-Prowse (69′)
Steven Davis (C)
Shane LongManolo Gabbiadini (79′)
LIV vs Saints Match Stats
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