LIV vs SOU
Highlights: Liverpool 2-0 Saints
Watch the pick of the action from the Premier League match at Anfield.
90 in 90: Liverpool 2-0 Saints
Watch the key moments from the Premier League match at Anfield.
Video: Stephens dissects Liverpool loss
Defender gives his assessment of Saturday's trip to Anfield.
Video: Hasenhüttl on defeat at Anfield
Watch the Southampton manager's interview after the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
Hasenhüttl: We didn't take advantage
The Southampton manager reflects on the 2-0 loss at Liverpool.
Gallery: Liverpool 2-0 Saints
Look through our images from the Premier League match at Anfield.
Stephens: A lot of frustration
Defender dissects the disappointment felt at Anfield as Saints lose out to Liverpool.
Saints edged out at Anfield
Mané and Thiago on target as visitors rue missed chances.
Classic match: Strachan's Saints stun Liverpool
Brett Ormerod and Michael Svensson were on target at Anfield in 2003.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Liverpool clash
Watch the manager preview Saints' trip to Anfield.
Hasenhüttl flags mentality as key to success at Anfield
Manager looking to build on the determined draw with Leicester.
Match Pack: Liverpool vs Saints
Everything you need to know ahead of Southampton's trip to Anfield in the Premier League.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Liverpool
The manager's pre-match media address.
Gallery: Working towards Liverpool
Graft at Staplewood continues as Southampton build up to Saturday's Anfield trip.
Tactical Watch: Tireless Adams can trouble Liverpool
Sam Tighe assesses Saints' best route to victory at Anfield.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Liverpool test
The manager previews Saturday's trip to Anfield.
Hasenhüttl hopeful on Ings's recovery
The manager provides an update on team selection ahead of Anfield trip.
Classic match: Saints' semi-final glory
Shane Long's breakaway goal sealed a memorable night at Anfield in 2017.
Vestergaard red card overturned on appeal
Defender available for trip to Liverpool following successful appeal process.
Classic match: Saints end 17-year Anfield hoodoo
David Hirst scored twice as Saints upset the form book in 1998.
Gallery: Loosening up for Liverpool
Saints prepare for Saturday's trip to Merseyside.
LIV vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints leave Anfield empty handed despite matching the Reds for the majority of the tie
- Thiago secures the points for Liverpool with a cool finish from 20 yards
- HT: Liverpool 1-0 Southampton (Mané 30')
- Mané heads Liverpool in front on the half-hour mark
Report: Saints edged out at Anfield
Southampton were made to rue missed chances at Anfield, where Liverpool kept alive their faint hopes of playing Champions League football next season. Read our report here.22.16
FULL-TIME: Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
Alisson was handed the man of the match award for his part in the win, after denying Saints on multiple occasions. Goals scored either side of the break were enough to secure maximum spoils on the night, with Mané and Thiago on the scoresheet.
Thiago secures the points
Right on the stroke of 90 minutes, Thiago drifts inside and uses the tall frame of Vestergaard as a decoy. The shot takes a slight deflection off the Saints defender, putting it out of reach of Forster.
Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento (90’) | 2 – 0
Young Obafemi has caused problems since coming on, but Liverpool's defenders have been equal to the task. Walker-Peters's cross is cleared by Phillips, before he then clashes with Mané and requires treatment.
Keep pressing, lads
Plenty of chances, but as yet, no breakthrough, as Adams is replaced by Djenepo,
Equaliser goes begging
Adams is gifted a chance by Alisson, who has been otherwise solid all evening. The ball falls kindly to the Saints striker on the edge of the area, but he can't then beat Alisson, who recovered well.
Diallo tests Alisson
Superb cushion header from Obafemi tees up Diallo, as the two substitutes combine well. The shot on the half volley stung the gloves of Alisson, but the save was routine. Resulting corner comes to nothing.
Obafemi with a chance seconds after entering the field, linking well with Adams, but again Alisson is alert. He smothers the danger. At the opposite end, Mané and Salah combine once more but Stephens covers well and blocks the shot.
Changes for Saints
Michael Obafemi comes on for his first appearance of 2021, following a lengthy spell on the sidelines, while Diallo enters the fray in midfield, with Armstrong pushed out wide.
Opportunity for Tella
Williams does well to marshall the Saints youngster in the end, but for a brief second, it looked like Tella had fashioned a yard of space inside the Liverpool box. He couldn't quite organise his feet in time, before Alisson intervened.
Yellow Card for Nathan Redmond (Southampton)
Saints snuff out danger
Sustained period of possession for the hosts, attempting to free Mané and Salah. In the end, Walker-Peters does well to close down the space, thwarting the former Saints man. Meanwhile, Redmond is booked for a pull back on Thiago.
Jota tests Forster
Really tight angle, Forster makes the save at his near post. The resulting corner presented Williams with a chance to head at goal, but the pace on the cross made the attempt too difficult.
Back under way...
We're up and running again at Anfield.
HALF-TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Southampton
Two big chances for Saints to make an impression on the scoreline, but as it stands, it's Liverpool who take their slender lead into the break. Mané with the goal.
Sooooo close 😫
Saints deserve an equaliser, having had a handful of very promising chances. The latest fell to Tella, with Redmond crossing from the left. The header is a tame one, with Alisson catching comfortably.
Free-kick in a dangerous position for Saints, as Walcott draws the foul from Mané. Prowsey delivers, but it's a Liverpool shirt who gets to the ball first.
Redmond fires wide
On the half volley, the wide man was well picked out by Walcott at the back post but doesn't get a brilliant connection on the effort. The ball bounces wide of the near post.
Trouble for Saints at the back, as Salah had the ball in a precarious position. Forster came out to close the danger, with Vestergaard also on the scene to help out. Eventually the Egyptian takes too many touches and Saints manage to clear.
Walker-Peters carries Saints forward
The full-back hits a cross-cum-shot from the right, after evading a couple of Liverpool challenges. He certainly looks a threat when on the ball.
Mané heads home
Salah's cross is met by the head of Mané, 46 seconds after Alisson denied Ché Adams at the opposite end. The home side lead.
Sadio Mané (30’) | 1 – 0
Saints go close...
It's a lovely ball from Walcott down the right, with Tella escaping down the channel. He squares a perfect pass towards Adams, who tries to dink it over Alisson but the keeper does well. Redmond has a chance on the follow up but again Alisson stands tall.
Wijnaldum header clips bar
Forster at full stretch, as the midfielder met an out-swinging Alexander-Arnold corner. The header ends up marginally over the bar.
A pass was fizzed into Mané's feet, who then in turn finds Jota. It's superb feet from the forward, but the shot was straight at Forster, who fists away. He's been kept busy, but is standing up to the challenge.
Fairly quiet opening for Saints' #10.
Redmond bends wide
The winger cuts inside and tries to bend one into the far corner, with Alexander-Arnold for company. The eventual shot took a slight knick off the Liverpool full-back, but a goal-kick is given.
Salah denied by Forster
Mané keeps the ball alive after a Liverpool attack breaks down, which gives Salah the chance to shoot on goal. It was from a tight angle, which perhaps gave Forster the advantage, as he rebuffed with his legs. Good save.
Purposeful from Redders
He uses some trickery to get to the byline and attempt a cross, winning a corner off Alexander-Arnold. Prowsey takes the kick, which results in another corner. Alisson clears.
Mané fires over
Alexander-Arnold finds Mané on the edge of the Saints box, but the chance is wasted as he blasts over the bar. No trouble for Forster in goal.
Kyle Walker-Peters motoring down the right during the early stages.
Smart play from Saints
Walcott ventures forward down the right and dinks a ball towards the back post, it's a smart run but the cross has no takers. The visitors enjoying plenty of the ball in these early stages.
The captain delivers centrally, with Vestergaard meeting the ball. But the cross was too high for the defender, who is able to line up next to Jan Bednarek after his red card was rescinded in the week.
Players take the knee
The message from the players against racism takes place before kick-off. Saints kicking from left to right in this first half....20.15
Here we go...
Saturday night football is upon us...20.14
Congrats, Stu 👏
Stuart Armstrong is the latest Saint to make it to a century of club appearances! 💯19.27
Starting XI: Alisson (GK), Fabinho, Robertson, Phillips, R.Williams, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum (c), Thiago, Mané, Jota, Salah.
Subs: Adrián (GK), Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Woodburn, N.Williams, Koumetio.19.18
T E A M 😇
STAT ATTACK 🤓
Southampton are looking to complete the league double over Liverpool for just the third time in their history, previously doing so in 1960-61 (Second Division) and 2003-04 (Premier League).19.00
TEAM NEWS 🔜
Who makes your starting XI tonight, Saints fans? Team news incoming soon...18.58
FLASHBACK: Southampton 1-0 Liverpool 🔥
Last time out against Liverpool, Danny Ings took centre stage...18.16
Sportsbet.io Goal of the Month: April
Each month we bring you the best goals from across the club, in association with Sportsbet.io. Choose your favourite here.18.13
SAINTS: Collector's edition out now
SAINTS is back! Southampton’s popular matchday publication will return for the club’s final home game of the season against Leeds United on Tuesday 18th May. Pre-order NOW.18.10
i think the weekend is very much about mentality and very much about committed defending.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton fc manager
Tactical Watch: Tireless Adams can trouble Liverpool
This weekend Southampton have the opportunity to play spoiler to Liverpool’s fading Champions League hopes – and in the process complete a league double over the Reds for the first time since 2004. Read up on this week's Tactical Watch piece, by Sam Tighe.18.01
#OnThisDay: Saints snatch victory at Swansea 😇
Manolo Gabbiadini netted the winner as Saints all but secured their Premier League safety back in 2018.17.58
Hasenhüttl previews Anfield trip
Want to catch up on what the boss had to say ahead of tonight's Premier League clash? It's all included here!15.54
Prowsey continues to shine
No Saints player has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than James Ward-Prowse (14 – 8 goals, 6 assists). His eight goals are the most he’s ever scored in a top-flight campaign, while only in 2014-15 did he register as many assists (also 6).10.12
WELCOME TO MATCHDAY
Welcome to matchday, Saints! Five games to go, and today we're up at Anfield to take on Liverpool. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side pulled off a famous 1-0 victory over the Reds back in January, reducing the manager to tears, but today's matchup presents a whole different ball game. We'll be bringing you all the action live as it happens, including team news at 7:15pm BST.09.53
LIV vs SOU Line Ups
Georginio Wijnaldum (C)
Mohamed SalahAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain (87′)
Diogo JotaRoberto Firmino (79′)
Sadio ManéCurtis Jones (93′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Theo WalcottIbrahima Diallo (66′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Nathan TellaMichael Obafemi (66′)
Che AdamsMoussa Djenepo (79′)
LIV vs SOU Match Stats
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