Saints' winning away run ends

Anfield | Sat 01 Feb 3PM | Attendance: 53,291
Match Report Highlights

LIV vs Saints
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LIV vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • The Egyptian completes his brace late on
  • Salah gives the hosts a third
  • Henderson doubles Liverpool's advantage
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain broke the deadlock early in the second half

Saints' winning away run ends

Southampton’s run of consecutive Premier League away wins came to an end at Anfield, but not without a performance that had the runaway leaders worried at least until half time. Our report from Anfield.

17.27
58’

Ings fires wide

Shot takes a deflection off Robertson and goes for a corner. Ward-Prowse delivers but no takers. Saints look dangerous when going forward but, as yet, can't take their chances.

FULL-TIME: Liverpool 4-0 Southampton

Perhaps not what the visitors deserved, but a four goal haul, all scored in the second half, secures three points for the Premier League leaders. A ruthless display from Jürgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool have a fourth

It's a cruel end to the tie for Saints as Firmino tees up Salah for his second of the afternoon. Ward-Prowse had attempted to divert the ball, but somehow the Egyptian managed to squeeze it over the line.

90’

GOAL

Mohamed Salah Ghaly (90’) | 4 0

89’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

For tugging back Firmino on the break.

87’

Liverpool substitution: Adam Lallana replaces Jordan Henderson

Third and final change.

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80’

Liverpool substitution: Takumi Minamino replaces Georginio Wijnaldum

Second switch for the home side.

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86’

Liverpool break

Salah tees up a combination of Kieta and Minamino, who appear to get in each other's way as the latter takes the shot on. Flies over the crossbar. 

85’

Boufal bends wide

It's a good effort from the substitute, trying to curl the ball beyond Alisson. Didn't have quite enough whip on it, as it flies a yard wide of the far post.

81’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Moussa Djenepo

And the final change for Saints.

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79’

Superb stop

Firmino is played through by Wijnaldum, but McCarthy comes flying off his line to deny Liverpool a fourth. Very alert goalkeeping. Liverpool come again but Fabinho's shot is way off target.

75’

Obafemi at the back post

Ward-Prowse corner was delivered deep, with Jan Bednarek rising highest. It falls to Obafemi at the back stick, but rather bounces off him and behind. 

73’

Liverpool substitution: Naby Keita replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

First change for Liverpool.

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Salah makes it three

Henderson plays the ball forward towards the Egyptian down the right, who sits McCarthy down before clipping the ball over him. Smart finish, giving Liverpool their third of the afternoon.

71’

GOAL

Mohamed Salah Ghaly (71’) | 3 0

69’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Danny Ings

Double substitution for Ralph Hasenhüttl.

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68’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Shane Long

First change.

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65’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

For a pull back on Oxlade-Chamberlain.

64’

Lovely link up

Højbjerg links well with Ings on the edge of the Liverpool box. It's the midfielder who opts to take the shot on which is blocked. The hosts break from the resulting corner, which ends in Ward-Prowse being booked for a foul on Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Henderson doubles the lead

A clearance falls at the feet of Firmino, who works the ball infield to Henderson and the finish is emphatic. Gave McCarthy no chance. The build up was fortuitous, but Liverpool have a second goal.

60’

GOAL

Jordan Henderson (60’) | 2 0

55’

Salah finds the net

But the winger was offside in the build up and the goal won't count. It was a smart finish beneath McCarthy, but the flag was up early and VAR confirms the decision. Play resumes.

54’

Well covered Prowsey

Excellent covering from Ward-Prowse at the back post. He links with McCarthy and clears up the opposite end where Shane Long beats Alisson to the ball, he plays it back for Djenepo who can't latch onto it. 

Deadlock broken

Oxlade-Chamberlain cuts inside to open the scoring for the hosts. Just moments before Danny Ings had worked his way into the Liverpool box, and looked to have been clipped by Fabinho, nothing given.

46’

GOAL

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (46’) | 1 0

HT

The teams are out

Both sides have retaken to the field at Anfield. Jordan Henderson is going to get us under way for the second half...

Bossing it 👊

James Ward-Prowse in action in the first half at Anfield.

HALF-TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Saints

Plenty of encouraging signs for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side during an entertaining first period. Goalless at the break, but a good watch nonetheless. 

+1’

Double corner

Chances aplenty at the end of the half. Ings attempt is thwarted by Alisson once more, and he had Djenepo for company in the middle, had he been able to squeeze a pass towards him. Two corners to end the first 45 minutes, both cleared.

44’

Ending on top

Redmond with another effort on the Liverpool goal, this time it's off target. It was crafted by Ings, with a lovely headed knockdown. There's something in this for Saints, if they can take their chances.

42’

Long goes close

Saints ending the half strongly. A poor clearance from Gomez was seized upon by the striker, who struck a fierce shot at Alisson, which is saved. There's been openings for the visitors, which should provide encouragement. 

Approaching half time

Djenepo has come closest for Saints. But Ings has just tested Alisson, wriggling free in the area and getting a shot away. The keeper was helped out by his defenders.

38’

Dangerous position

Romeu concedes a free-kick for a foul on Oxlade-Chamberlain in a precarious position. Salah and TAA over it. Five in a wall for Saints. They do their job and get a block in.

35’

Redmond tries his luck

Nice move from Saints. Ends with a shot from Redders, which takes a deflection and goes for a corner. Swung in by Bertrand and attacked by a melee of players but the referee blows for an infringement. 

32’

van Dijk audacious

The centre-half actually tried to back flick the ball into the net. Producing a good save from McCarthy, and a follow up save from Firmino on the rebound. Ball is worked into the box once more and Liverpool claim a penalty, nothing doing.

30’

Good stop

Djenepo had flung his body on the line to prevent he shot from Oxlade-Chamberlain, but he got it away. McCarthy intervened - goes for a corner. 

27’

MOUSSAAAA

He took the shot on from distance, and it tested Alisson. There was plenty of movement on the effort, and the Liverpool stopper palms for a corner. 

25’

Long concedes free-kick

Quickly taken by Liverpool and worked into the box by Fabinho. It's Wijnaldum who ends up taking the shot, but he's marshalled by Bednarek well. McCarthy picks up the pieces.

📸 Djenepo 

Djenepo tussling with Fabinho down the right. He's now switched to the left, with Nathan Redmond occupying the right flank.

20’

Salah shoots

The ball bounced up and hit Salah's arm in the preamble - Saints should have a free-kick - but it's a Liverpool corner nevertheless. TAA delivers to the near post, and it's cleared for another corner. Long eventually clears to safety. 

17’

TAA on the attack

The full-back was on the charge down the left, and attempted to whip a ball centrally where Firmino was lurking. Slightly skewed the cross and McCarthy was happy to watch it onto the roof of his net.

👋 Ralph

The manager pitchside at Anfield. Solid opening, Saints containing the hosts. Working hard to create opportunities on the break.

TEAM 💛🖤

Let's go, Saints!

11’

Pass back? 🤔

Saints on the attack with Nathan Redmond, ball gets worked to Djenepo who over runs it. Robertson recovers and plays the ball back to Allison, who curiously picks it up. Nothing given.

9’

Ward-Prowase intercepts

Superb anticipation from Prowsey, to run Saints clear. He plays a ball down the right for Shane Long to run onto, but he's beaten to it by van Dijk. Danny Ings closes down Alisson - close!

6’

Robertson free-kick

Flies high and wide. It's windy around Anfield, and the flight of the delivery just caught a gust as it was being kicked. McCarthy watches it out. 

4’

Ward-Prowse at full-back

In the absence of Yan Valery, and after Cédric's departure, James Ward-Prowse is filling in at right full-back, just as he did against Leicester. Oriol Romeu comes into midfield. 

We're off...

We're under way here at Anfield!

15.00

The pre-match thoughts of the boss 🗣

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl chats pre-match as Southampton look to continue their run of good form on the road. 

14.52

Checking the scenery 👀

Taking in the surroundings at Anfield. Ready for a big afternoon of Premier League football here! 👊

14.19

📍Anfield Stadium

Checking in at Anfield! Southampton's players are in the building...

14.17

Liverpool team

Starting XI: Alisson (GK), Gomez, van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson (c), Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino. 

Subs: Adrián (GK), Lovren, Matip, Keita, Minamino, Lallana, Origi. 

14.05

SAINTS CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg (c), Djenepo, Redmond, Long, Ings.
Subs: Gunn (GK), Vestergaard, Danso, Smallbone, Boufal, Obafemi, Adams.

14.00

TEAM NEWS IN 10! ⏳

Who makes your starting XI today, Saints fans? Stuart Armstrong is ruled out through injury. So who takes his place? 🤔

13.49

Ings on the brink 🤞

Danny Ings needs just one more goal to become the fifth player to score at least 15 Premier League goals for Southampton in a single season! 👏👏

13.11

Farewell, friend 👋

This week, Southampton said goodbye to Maya Yoshida after an incredible seven-and-a-half years service to the club. The defender has made a loan switch to Italian side Sampdoria. Wishing you all the best, Maya ❤️

13.07

Today's stage! 🏟

We've arrived at Anfield, ready for a big day in the Premier League! Saints are aiming for a club record fifth consecutive away win in the league in the same season.

13.04

Hasenhüttl shortlisted for Premier League award

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl has received a nomination for Premier League Manager of the Month for January! Click here to get behind him, Saints fans!

12.54
Southampton FC

Away form: ✅✅✅✅ Going after a BIG result at #LFC 👊

12.52

we don't play against their record, we play against 11 players. and we want to show how far we've come.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
12.52

Redmond up for Goal of the Month

Nathan Redmond's sublime strike against Crystal Palace has received a nomination for Premier League Goal of the Month for January. Click here to register your vote! 

12.50

Hear from the boss!

Ralph Hasenhüttl has his say on today's Premier League matchup, and Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool...

12.48

🆕 NEW 🆕

The club was delighted to welcome Kyle Walker-Peters earlier this week, with the right-back completing a loan deal for the remainder of the season. Who is looking forward to watching our new recruit play? 🙋‍♂️

10.50

Saints in training 💪

A selection of this week's training images, as Southampton prepare for a trip to European champions Liverpool.

10.45

MATCHDAY 😇

Saints are back in Premier League action following last weekend's FA Cup exploits, and back on the road, having won four consecutive away ties before today. A sensational rise up the table has seen Ralph Hasenhüttl included on the shortlist for January Manager of the Month, where he's joined by Reds boss Jürgen Klopp. Liverpool themselves are in formidable form, unbeaten in 41 league games.

10.39

LIV vs Saints Line Ups

Liverpool

1
Alisson (GK)
4
Virgil van Dijk
66
Trent Alexander-Arnold
12
Joseph Gomez
26
Andrew Robertson
3
Fabinho
14
Jordan Henderson (C)
Adam Lallana (88′)
5
Georginio Wijnaldum
Takumi Minamino (81′)
15
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Naby Keita (73′)
9
Roberto Firmino
11
Mohamed Salah
6
Dejan Lovren
8
Naby Keita
13
Adrián
18
Takumi Minamino
27
Divock Origi
32
Joel Matip
20
Adam Lallana

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
16
James Ward-Prowse
21
Ryan Bertrand
12
Moussa Djenepo
Sofiane Boufal (82′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
9
Danny Ings
Che Adams (70′)
7
Shane Long
Michael Obafemi (70′)
19
Sofiane Boufal
27
William Smallbone
38
Kevin Danso
28
Angus Gunn
20
Michael Obafemi
4
Jannik Vestergaard
10
Che Adams

LIV vs Saints Match Stats

Liverpool

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    62
    38
  • Shots
    16
    17
  • Shots on target
    9
    4
  • Corners
    6
    11
  • Passes Complete
    403
    205

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Moussa Djenepo
Moussa Djenepo
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
38
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
4
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Clearances
9
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
5
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy