Saints vs LIV
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90 in 90: Saints 1-3 Liverpool
Quickfire highlights from Saints' Friday-night meeting with Liverpool.
Highlights: Saints 1-3 Liverpool
The key moments from Friday night's clash at St Mary's.
Bertrand: We're a proper team now
Defender hails Saints' progression and togetherness.
Video: Bertrand reacts to Liverpool defeat
Defender reflects on a frustrating night at St Mary's.
Bertrand rues "avoidable" goals
Defender encouraged by Saints display but laments goals conceded.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Liverpool defeat
Watch our full interview with Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Hasenhüttl reflects on Liverpool reverse
Saints boss on 3-1 defeat to league leaders.
Gallery: Saints 1-3 Liverpool
The pick of the action in photos from Friday night at St Mary's.
Saints beaten by Liverpool comeback
Reds come from behind after Long's early opener at St Mary's.
Matchday Information: Southampton vs Liverpool
Get all the important information ahead of the big game!
Hasenhüttl: Bring the same support again
Southampton manager on having a sold-out crowd again for Liverpool.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Liverpool
Watch the manager speak with the written media ahead of Friday's game.
SAINTS: Liverpool edition on sale now
Maya Yoshida is our cover star as the matchday programme returns.
Hasenhüttl relishing Liverpool challenge
The Southampton boss on facing the Reds, at St Mary's, on Friday night.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Liverpool preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Friday night's game.
Gallery: Final touches for Liverpool
Saints up the tempo on the eve of their Friday night clash with Liverpool.
Hasenhüttl's Liverpool press conference round-up
The key points from this afternoon's pre-Liverpool media briefing.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl looks ahead to Liverpool
The Saints boss speaks to the media ahead of Liverpool.
Hasenhüttl hopeful on Long and Vestergaard
Saints boss reveals his team news ahead of Liverpool clash.
Match Pack: Saints vs Liverpool
Everything you need to know about Friday's clash with Liverpool
Fly The Flag against Liverpool
Get behind the team in their four remaining home matches.
Inside Track: Liverpool
Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce with the lowdown on Southampton's next opponents.
Tactical Watch: Halting Liverpool's charge
Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe assesses the Reds' title credentials.
Saints vs LIV As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints beaten 3-1 at St Mary's by Liverpool
- Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson scored late on for visitors
- Shane Long had fired Southampton into an early lead
- Naby Keita levelled for Liverpool in the 36th minute with a header
FULL TIME: Southampton 1-3 liverpool
it's perhaps a cruel scoreline on saints, who were excellent for much of the night, but it's the title challengers who claim all three points here at st Mary's.
Yellow Card for Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
the Liverpool midfielder is booked for a foul on Ryan Bertrand
henderson converts for liverpool
that might be it. Jordan Henderson is on the end of a low cross from Roberto firmino and he slots past Angus gunn to put Liverpool two clear.
Jordan Henderson (85’) | 1 – 3
salah breaks the deadlock
mo salah breaks away on the counter and finishes inside the post from the edge of the area.
Mohamed Salah Ghaly (79’) | 1 – 2
Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
the saints left-back is cautioned for taking too long over a throw-in.
a great crowd and a great atmosphere at st Mary's for what has been a great match so far.
it's getting tense at st mary's
midway through the second half and Liverpool are now starting to press. this one remains on a knife-edge.
firmino misses a half chance
Roberto firmino is starting to come into this a little more. said mané gets to the byline and finds him with a cutback, but his contact isn't great and the ball dribbles wide.
gunn saves from firmino
a little spell of pressure from Liverpool ends with Roberto firmino firing straight at Angus gunn from 20 yards, with the saints keeper making the save.
keita penalty appeal dismissed
a big shout for a spot kick for Liverpool as naby keita is brought down in the area by Maya Yoshida. referee Paul Tierney says no penalty, but saints probably got a bit lucky there judging by the replay!
long off target from distance
Shane long finds himself in space 30 yards out, but his right-footed effort is comfortably off target. another moment of threat from the hosts, though, who continue to be on the front foot.
vestergaard heads wide
James ward-prowse's corner is met by the head of Southampton's giant danish defender, but his effort drifts wide of the far post.
Redmond shot deflects wide
it's saints on the front foot again here. Nathan Redmond strikes a bouncing ball on the edge of the area and it deflects behind, before Liverpool clear the resulting corner.
Valery close to unlocking Liverpool defence
great work from Yan Valery to get free down the right, and he sends in a brilliant cross, but it's inches out of reach of the head of Nathan Redmond in the centre. a positive start to this half from saints too, though.
second half under way!
saints get us started again! let's do this, boys! 👊
half time: Southampton 1-1 liverpool
an excellent half from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, who probably deserve to be in front. as it is, naby Keita's goal cancelled out Shane long's early opener and were level.
Redmond threatens down left
the saints forward gets to the byline and sends in a dangerous low cross, but it's turned away by his former teammate, Virgil van dijk.
Keita levels things up
it's cruel on saints, mo salah appeared to be offside in the initial build-up, with it eventually ending up with naby keita powering in a back-post header from Trent Alexander-arnold's cross.
Naby Keita (35’) | 1 – 1
🔟 minutes to half-time
it's been an excellent half from Southampton so far, with Ralph Hasenhüttl's men fully deserving of their lead. can they keep it going until the interval?
firmino slices over
not much for Liverpool since the earlier save from Angus gunn. Roberto firmino tries his luck from the edge of the area with a volley, but it's a difficult one to hit and he slices it well off target.
Højbjerg shot from distance blocked
still saints are looking for that second. Pierre-emile højbjerg hits a well-struck half-volley from distance, but it's blocked on the edge of the area.
Redmond and bertrand linking well
these two have been a big threat already for the hosts down the left-hand side. keep it going, lads! 👊
long misses chance to double lead
a big opportunity for a second, as Ryan Bertrand blocks a Trent Alexander-arnold clearance and then is fed the ball by Nathan Redmond. Bertrand then delivers a low pass for an unmarked Shane long in the area, but he can't sort his feet out in time to make a proper contact on it.
longy celebrates! 📸
he loves a goal against Liverpool! a great moment for Shane long!
a huge save from gunn! 👐
saints nearly undone there, as mo salah clips a beautiful cross in for sadio mané, but Angus gunn turns his header from just outside the six-yard box away with a fine reaction save, before naby keita sends the rebound just wide from a tight angle.
saints still on top
the goal hasn't changed anything yet - it's still Southampton on the front foot. Nathan Redmond forces a corner, which comes to nothing ultimately, but more good intent from the hosts.
GET INNNNNNNN! LONGYYYYYYYYY!
YES! YES! YES! Ryan Bertrand crossed from a deep position on the left, with pierre-emile højbjerg flicking it on, and there's Shane long, who controls and finishes into the bottom corner from about ten yards out with his right foot.
Shane Long (8’) | 1 – 0
a positive start from saints
Liverpool's threat will no doubt arrive, but Ralph hasenhüttl will be pleased with the positive opening from his side so far.
dangerous move from saints...
Pierre-emile højbjerg dispossesses naby keita in midfield and finds Nathan Redmond down the left. he, in turn, uses Ryan Bertrand on the overlap, with his cross to the near post just out of the reach of Shane long, before its headed behind by Liverpool, who clear the resulting corner.
What an atmosphere!
st Mary's is at its very best tonight. great noise from both sets of supporters in the opening stages of the game!
We're under way at st Mary's! come on you saints!
here come the saints 😍
the teams have emerged from the tunnel to a sea of red and white! the atmosphere is heating up and we're ready to go 😤19.57
Your key man ♥️
the votes have been cast and you picked james ward-prowse as your most likely saints hero tonight! he's just been nominated for goal of the month and player of the month for march... what will april bring for our form man? 📈19.55
watch saints prepare for tonight's clash 🎥
we caught some of the best action from training at staplewood, where saints have been in high spirits after back-t0-back victories! 💪19.31
see saints arrive ahead of kick-off! 👋
our cameras were on hand to capture the players and staff arriving at st mary's. kick-off is just 35 minutes away! ⏳19.25
we're counting down to kick-off here at st mary's, where the teams have been announced and anticipation is building ahead of kick-off. what will the tactical battle look like? bleacher report's sam tighe assesses how saints might look to combat the title challengers...19.21
the german hasenhüttl? 🤔
hear from liverpool manager jürgen klopp, who spoke in his press conference about the prospect of facing saints boss ralph hasenhüttl in the premier league for the first time.19.14
what should we expect from liverpool?
the stakes are high for the visitors, who must win if they are to return to the premier league summit tonight. we spoke to liverpool echo reporter james pearce to get the inside track from anfield.19.12
2️⃣ changes for the boss...
ralph hasenhüttl makes two alterations to his side victorious at brighton last time out. one is enforced, as shane long replaces the ineligible danny ings, while saints also revert to a back three as jannik vestergaard comes in for stuart armstrong.19.09
liverpool team confirmed
starting xi: alisson, alexander-arnold, matip, van dijk, robertson, wijnaldum, fabinho, keita, salah, firmino, mané.
subs: mignolet, lovren, moreno, henderson, milner, shaqiri, origi.19.02
SAINTS team confirmed 😇
starting xi: gunn, bednarek, yoshida, vestergaard, valery, ward-prowse, romeu, højbjerg, bertrand, redmond, long.
this is my job for southampton now. we're looking to stay in the premier league and that's what we're trying to do tonight.angus gunnsouthampton's ex-man city keeper responds when asked about doing his former club a favour...
...and here's a few more 😏
check out a selection of the best saints goals against liverpool through the years! 😍18.32
Well remembered, saints fans! 👏
with more than 50% of the vote, most of you correctly picked sadio mané as the last man to score a winning goal for saints against liverpool in the premier league, doing so in a memorable 3-2 victory back in march 2016.18.24
1️⃣ hour until team news!
we're counting down to kick-off here at st mary's and this is the scene inside the home dressing room! who makes your saints xi tonight? we'll have news of both starting line-ups at 7pm bst ⏳18.00
this game is for everyone
southampton football club is proud to support the premier league's no room for racism campaign and the continued work of the kick it out campaign.17.43
Get clued up ahead of kick-off 🤓
check out our match pack for all the information you need ahead of tonight's game, from team news and manager comments to all the facts, stats and form!17.33
fly the flag! 🚩
We've left a little present for every saints supporter attending tonight's game! fly the flag with us and give the players a welcome to remember ♥️16.38
i think this is the best game we could have. we are five points above the line - maybe everyone feels the pressure is down, but the crucial part is that we stay focused. against a very good opponent like liverpool, we know we need a nearly perfect game to take points.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
The boss is ready 👊
we caught up with ralph hasenhüttl in his office at staplewood to hear from the boss ahead of tonight's game... it's safe to say he's looking forward to this one 😁16.28
We're back! 😍
after four weeks away, southampton are back at st mary's and what a night we have in store! title hopefuls liverpool are in town looking to reclaim the leadership of the premier league, while saints have their sights set on a third straight victory. stay with us for all the build up, team news, live commentary and match updates. kick-off is at 8pm bst... come on you saints!15.51
Saints vs LIV Line Ups
Angus Gunn (GK)
Jannik VestergaardCharlie Austin (83′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Oriol RomeuStuart Armstrong (83′)
Shane LongJosh Sims (62′)
Virgil van Dijk (C)
Trent Alexander-ArnoldJordan Henderson (59′)
Georginio WijnaldumJames Milner (59′)
Naby KeitaDejan Lovren (88′)
Saints vs LIV Match Stats
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