Cédric: Every game is a final now
Defender calls on Saints' experienced players to take responsibility.
Highlights: Saints 0-2 Liverpool
The action from St Mary's as Saints hosted Liverpool.
90 in 90: Saints 0-2 Liverpool
Watch our 90-second highlights from the game with Liverpool.
Video: Pellegrino on Liverpool reverse
Watch the boss's full post-match interview from St Mary's.
Cédric: It's up to us to put things right
Defender believes Saints must focus on themselves after ruthless Liverpool display.
Video: Cédric reflects on Liverpool defeat
Defender reacts to a difficult afternoon at St Mary's.
Pellegrino: Early goal was critical
Mauricio Pellegrino gives his verdict on Sunday's defeat
Gallery: Saints 0-2 Liverpool
Some action shots from Saints' encounter with Liverpool at St Mary's.
Slick Liverpool see off Saints
Two first-half goals end Saints' unbeaten run.
Pellegrino: We must stand together
Saints boss looks ahead to Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Match Preview: Saints vs Liverpool
Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's game
Pre-match quiz: Name the Saints scorers against Liverpool
Test your Saints knowledge with our pre-match quiz.
Video: Pellegrino on Liverpool test
The boss outlines his plans for Sunday
SAINTS: Bertrand stars in feature interview
Defender opens up in an extended chat for the matchday programme.
Opposition View: Klopp on Saints
Get the thoughts of the Reds boss ahead of Sunday's game.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Liverpool
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Clean bill of health ahead of Liverpool
No new injury concerns for Saints
Press conference (Part One): Pellegrino previews Liverpool
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to Sunday's meeting with Liverpool
SAINTS: Liverpool edition now available
Find out what's inside Sunday's edition of the matchday programme.
Video: Hoedt looks ahead to Liverpool
Watch our interview with Saints defender Wesley Hoedt.
Hoedt: Fans are so important
Wesley Hoedt on Saints' form, a connection with the fans and growing into Premier League life.
Inside Track: Saints vs Liverpool
Liverpool echo reporter James Pearce gives us some insight into Sunday's opponents.
Video: Saints build up Liverpool
Watch Saints continue preparations for Sunday's game.
Saints vs LIV As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Finished 2-0 to the visitors, with first-half strikes sealing the points.
- Mo Salah doubled the visitors' advantage just before half-time, linking superbly with Firmino.
- Big first-half chances for Højbjerg and Ward-Prowse went begging.
- Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool an early lead in the sixth minute, capitalising on a mistake from Hoedt.
Report: Saints 0-2 Liverpool
Read our report from St Mary's where two first-half goals secured victory for Liverpool: click here!19.03
A frustrating afternoon!
First-half chances went begging, before Mo Salah's 21st goal of the campaign consolidated Liverpool's lead and gave the home side a mountain to climb. Too much in the end, as Liverpool run out winners at St Mary's.18.28
FULL-TIME: Saints 0-2 Liverpool
Saints undone by two first-half goals. The visitors largely contained Mauricio Pellegrino's men, although a spell of pressure in the first period presented two good goalscoring opportunities for Højbjerg and Ward-Prowse. Strikes from Firmino and Salah seal the points.
Four minutes added...
An additional four minutes will be added here, but Saints haven't really made an impact in this second half. Liverpool happy to frustrate the home side by keeping the ball in their half.
Liverpool winding the clock down...
The visitors are content keeping the ball. Adam Lallana is the latest player to go close though, bursting forward before curling his effort wide of the post.
Tadić gets forward...
Well found down the right by Cédric, the cross is looped to the back post. Karius elects to punch, unconvincingly. But the ball is eventually cleared up field.
Mane fires wide
Off balance, the forward sends the ball aimlessly in to the stands. He was well found by Salah in the build up.
Long straight in to the action
Working tirelessly to reach a ball which Alexander-Arnold was favourite for, the striker nips in front. But can't gather, before it rolls out of play.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
The Saints midfielder is the first man into the book.
Hoedt goes close
The Dutchman gets across the front post to meet a Ward-Prowse free kick, but he cannot divert the ball on target.
We're back under way...
Liverpool have kicked off and we're up and running again at St Mary's. A big second-half performance needed! Come on you Saints!
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-2 Liverpool
Saints trail by two at the break. Regular pairing Firmino and Salah the scorers, who in turn, assisted each other's strikes.
One minute added
After pushing for a goal of their own, and arguably against the run of play, Saints find themselves two goals behind as we approach the break. One minute of additional time.
Salah doubles the lead
An audacious flick from Firmino finds the run of Salah, who sidefoots past Alex McCarthy to give Liverpool a two goal cushion.
Mohamed Salah Ghaly (42’) | 0 – 2
Carrillo linking well...
The striker invited Bertrand to advance down the left, the delivery was wayward. But Saints soon recover possession, Ward-Prowse again with the eventual effort, which required intervention from Karius. He's certainly been the busier of the two 'keepers!
Saints looking threatening
The home side have worked their way in to this one. A succession of corners from Ward-Prowse have looked dangerous, but as yet, no breakthrough.
Liverpool still lead
No further goals after Firmino's opener, but chances have come at both ends. Robertson is a threat down the left for the visitors, and Carillo, Ward-Prowse and Højbjerg have all tested Karius in the Reds' goal.
Robertson's low ball was fizzed across the goalmouth, begging for a connection. McCarthy with the outstretched arm couldn't clear, but no takers in a Liverpool shirt.
Mario Lemina goes down, having been stepped on by Firmino. Looks to be okay. Just after the restart, Mane is through but he stabs his effort wide.
Saints on the front foot!
Ward-Prowse this time with the headed effort, asking yet more questions of Karius's credentials. The stopper pulls off a superb one handed save to deny Saints, who look the more dangerous in this spell.
Carrillo header saved
A wonderful delivery from James Ward-Prowse, characteristically so. The striker gets up well, beats his man to the header but Karius saves.
Firmino goes down
The goalscorer goes down in the penalty area under the pressure of Jack Stephens. Looked to be little in it, before Sadio Mane pulls the trigger from range. Dragged two yards wide.
Dangerous ball from Robertson
Whipped in from the left by the fullback, where Salah was waiting to pounce. The ball was cleared awkwardly by Wesley Hoedt, before Firmino inadvertently turned out for a goal kick.
Højbjerg with a chance to draw level!
The midfielder with a glorious opportunity to level the tie. Oriol Romeu switched a ball out to the right, where Højbjerg had pulled away at the far post. Taking the ball on his chest - Robertson was beaten by the flight of the pass - Højbjerg shot low but it was smothered well by Karius.
Stephens fires wide
Latching on to a lose ball, the defender takes a touch to steady, before striking just wide of the far post. In a rich vein of scoring form, you wouldn't bet against him getting another!
Tadić making the runs
Cédric tries to find the run of Tadić in behind, but he has strayed offside. Saints looking to get forward, after conceding the early goal.
Firmino puts Liverpool in front
The visitors break quickly as Oxlade-Chamberlain finds Salah, whose clever pass inside is taken in his stride by Firmino to open the scoring.
Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira (7’) | 0 – 1
We're under way!
Saints get the game kicked off and we're up and running at St Mary's. Come on, lads! 💪
Warm-up time 🔥
It's a very chilly day here at St Mary's, but both sets of players are now limbering up. Kick-off is just 30 minutes away!15.58
One change for Mauricio Pellegrino's men today, as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Sofiane Boufal, who drops down to the bench.15.54
Your Saints captain for this afternoon, Ryan Bertrand! 👊15.34
Starting XI: Karius (GK), van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Salah, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can (c), Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold.
Subs: Mignolet (GK), Lovren, Milner, Moreno, Lallana, Ings, Solanke.15.33
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Carrillo, Tadić, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Bertrand (c), Højbjerg.
Team news incoming...
We'll have your Saints starting line up in just over ten minutes time!15.17
Saints arrive! 😇
Southampton's players are in the building! Watch as they interact with fans on their way in to St Mary's.14.32
Saints XI 👀
Who would you have in your Southampton starting XI today? We'll have all the live team news updates at 3:30PM GMT!14.11
There's a special relationship between liverpool and southampton, it won't be a friendly game! We fight for everything, they fight for everything.Jürgen Klopp
Cover Star: Ryan Bertrand ⭐️
i said after the west brom game that we have greater belief in ourselves now and that is the most important drug in this moment for our team.Mauricio pellegrino
Pellegrino previews Liverpool clash
We visited Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino ahead of the game to get his thoughts on today's opposition. Watch the interview above...13.37
It's matchday at St Mary's! 😇
Welcome to Matchday Live! It's a big day in the Premier League, as Saints entertain Liverpool here at St Mary's, looking for back-to-back victories after last week's 3-2 triumph over West Brom.
Saints vs LIV Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Oriol RomeuSteven Davis (80′)
James Ward-ProwseShane Long (71′)
Mario LeminaSofiane Boufal (57′)
Loris Karius (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Emre Can (C)
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainJames Milner (60′)
Mohamed SalahDejan Lovren (89′)
Roberto FirminoAdam Lallana (79′)
Saints vs LIV Match Stats
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