SOU vs LIV
Highlights: Saints 1-2 Liverpool
The extended action from St Mary's.
Video: Redmond offers honest assessment
Attacker dissects defeat to Liverpool.
Perraud sidelined by a fracture
Ralph Hasenhüttl gives an update on the full-back.
Redmond: We need to learn
Saints’ goal scorer reflects on Liverpool defeat.
Hasenhüttl reflects on loss to Liverpool
Get the Southampton manager's reaction to the 2-1 defeat at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Liverpool clash
Watch our interview with the Southampton manager following the 2-1 loss to the Reds.
Saints edged out by Liverpool
Redmond stuns Reds early on, but visitors keep title challenge alive.
SAINTS: Walker-Peters stars as final feature interviewee
Defender opens up on his best season, as well as life off the pitch.
Hasenhüttl encouraged by performances against top six
Manager draws confidence from earlier results.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Liverpool
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Merrington ready for "emotional" last commentary
Dave Merrington reflects on his memories as he prepares for his final matches as summariser for BBC Solent.
Tactical Watch: Exploiting the high line
Sam Tighe identifies areas of vulnerability for Saints to target against Liverpool.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Liverpool
Essential information for the final home game of the season.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Liverpool test
The manager previews midweek Premier League action.
Match Pack: Saints vs Liverpool
Gearing up for the final home game of the season.
Forster a doubt for Liverpool clash
The boss provides a fitness update.
Classic Match: Saints stun Liverpool from 3-0 down
Marian Pahars scored a dramatic late equaliser to seal an unlikely comeback in 2000.
Classic Match: Holmes's brilliant long-range winner
Nick Holmes decided a five-goal thriller against Liverpool at The Dell in 1983.
Liverpool sold out with limited hospitality available
You can still be a part of Saints’ final home match of 2021/22.
Liverpool clash given new date
Saints' penultimate game of the season rearranged.
SOU vs LIV As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Redmond opens the scoring
- Minamino puts Liverpool back on level pegging
- Matip puts Liverpool in front in the second-half
- Saints fall to 2-1 loss
thank you to the fans who supported us. we've had some fantastic moments at home, including an unbeaten run, but In the end, we couldn't keep the level as high.Ralph hasenhüttlsaints manager
It ends in defeat ❌
Have a read of today's Match Report as Saints were edged out by title-chasing Liverpool.21.52
Full-time: Saints 1-2 Liverpool
Despite a brighter start to the second half, Saints were unable to keep a well-drilled Liverpool side at bay, with Matip's goal after the break deciding the game following the 1-1 stalemate at the break. Although they created opportunities on the counter, Hasenhüttl's side were unable to make any count and the changed Liverpool side took the points.21.43
A late chance for Saints!
Walker-Peters gets on the end of a Redmond cross, but his header trickles into the hands of Alisson.
3 minutes to be added on
Redmond with another scorching shot! ☄️
Driving down the left wing, Redmond drops his shoulder, races into the middle and finds space to get another strong shot away. Alisson spills, but manages to get hold of it eventually.
Jones tries his luck 🍀
Liverpool again finding space on the edge of the box. Jones can't see an option, so takes a speculative shot himself. It flies high over the bar.
Into the last ten...! ⌚️
Liverpool substitution: Naby Keïta replaces Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Armando Broja
Milner shanks a shot over the bar
Jones twists and turns through the Saints midfield and lays off to Firmino. Milner is played into the box by the latter, but he can't balance his shot and it flies into the crowd.
Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)
Stephens is booked for bringing down Origi as the Liverpool man looked to burst forward down the right wing.
Just over the bar!
Redmond provides a ball right across the face of goal, and Tsimikas nearly puts the ball into his own net while trying to clear the danger.
Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Nathan Tella
Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Ibrahima Diallo
Liverpool whip in a corner and Matip heads a looping ball into the back of the net.
Joel Matip (67’) | 1 – 2
Liverpool substitution: Divock Origi replaces Harvey Elliott
Jones sends a shot past the post
Saints can't clear their lines on the edge of the box, and Jones has space to get his shot away. It flies wide of McCarthy's post.
Keep battling Saints! 👊
Elliott hits the side netting
Harvey Elliott finds himself with the ball at his feet in the Saints box, but can only hit the side netting with his tight-angled shot.
Saints break forward!
Southampton find some space in the midfield and drive up the pitch. Ward-Prowse is played down the right but his searching ball is well read by Alisson.
Broja wins the free-kick
Milner brings down Broja after a ball over the top sees the Saints man in a bit of space. Ward-browse steps up to take, but his stinging shot is met by the Liverpool wall.
Jota goes close
Tsimikas delivers a low ball across the box to Jota, who sends his shot spinning past the post first time.
Back underway ⚽️
Big half ahead. C'mon you Saints!
Liverpool substitution: Jordan Henderson replaces Joseph Gomez
Half-time: Saints 1-1 Liverpool
Despite Saints opening the scoring through Nathan Redmond on home soil, Liverpool looked the more likely in the first-half, piling on the pressure in the final third. Takumi Minamino was the Liverpool player who managed to make the pressure count and put things level, with Saints fighting to keep it so as the half wore on.
Firmino tries to tip a ball into the net
Liverpool drive forward down the right, Gomez delivering a ball just in front of McCarthy. Firmino attempts to dink the ball past the Saints n.1, but McCarthy holds it well.
Liverpool with two half-chances
Tsimikas and Firmino both fire long-range shots towards McCarthy but neither trouble the Saints keeper.
Liverpool looking to test McCarthy
The goal has lifted Liverpool and they look to test Saints further. Jota attempts a leaping shot, which is deflected, before Milner tries his luck with a long-range effort. McCarthy is able to tip away.
The pressure pays off
Liverpool once again get the ball forward to Jota, who with a deft touch, lays off the ball to Minamino who makes no mistake in smashing his shot into the top of the net.
Takumi Minamino (26’) | 1 – 1
Liverpool putting the pressure on
Jurgen Klopp's side are getting bodies forward and testing the Saints' defence, searching for that equaliser.
Minamino unleashes a shot after turning on the edge of the box, but McCarthy gets down to make the save.
Firmino's goal ruled out
Liverpool have the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up for offside.
Redmond opens the scoring! 🤩
The ball is farmed out wide to Redmond who drives down the left-hand side before cutting back on the edge of the box and bending a corker past Alisson!
Nathan Redmond (12’) | 1 – 0
Broja with an opportunity! 🙌
A ball down the line sees Broja drive into the box but despite the turn of pace, he can't get his head up and his shot from a tight angle is blocked by Alisson.
Liverpool with the first corner of the game
Saints do well to clear from the corner as Harvey Elliot recycles the ball for Milner. Konaté goes down during the attack, and play is paused while he receives treatment.
Firmino can't latch on
Liverpool look to get the ball into the danger zone again, this time a through ball slipped forward but McCarthy is once again alert and calmly plays out from the back and away from the onrushing Firmino.
Liverpool deliver an early ball into the box, but McCarthy is alert to collect.
C'mon you Saints! 😇
Teams are out ⚽️
Moments away from kick-off!19.41
Results are in... West Ham was one to remember! 🏆
Hasenhüttl shakes up side
Five changes to the team that took on Brentford in the Saints' last outing. Fraser Forster is ruled out with a back injury and Alex McCarthy starts in his place, with Lyanco, Stephens, Elyounoussi and Tella also making the XI.19.15
We've had time to work on a few things. we're facing a very strong side today, so we have to put in a good performance.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton fc manager
Liverpool team confirmed
Starting XI: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Konaté, Tsimikas, Milner, Jones, Elliott, Minamino, Jota, Firmino.
Subs: Kelleher, Thiago, Keïta, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaz, Robertson, Origi, Williams.18.52
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Stephens, Lyanco, Salisu, Tella, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walker-Peters, Elyounoussi, Broja, Redmond.
Not long until team news ⌚️
Less than an hour until tonight's squad is confirmed. Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong were doubts earlier this week ahead of assessment.17.48
Saints will need to exploit weaknesses tonight
Hasenhüttl's side will have to be clever in order to exploit any weaknesses in the title chaser's play. Not sure what that might look like? Have a read of our Tactical Watch for all the insight.17.26
A repeat performance tonight?
Saints recorded a home win against Liverpool last season. Check out the highlights! 📹17.04
we're going for this with everything that we have.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton fc manager
Catch-up on Hasenhüttl's pre-match thoughts 🎙
Have a listen to what the manager had to say ahead of Liverpool's arrival at St Mary's.16.40
St Mary's for the last time this season!
Southampton welcome Liverpool in the last home game of the season. It's been ten days without a game and the Saints are looking to get a result against the title-chasers in front of a sold out St Mary's. Stay with us for all the buildup, updates and live commentary! Kick-off 7:45pm BST.16.36
SOU vs LIV Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Nathan TellaStuart Armstrong (71′)
Ibrahima DialloOriol Romeu (71′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Armando BrojaChe Adams (82′)
Joseph GomezJordan Henderson (45′)
Harvey ElliottDivock Origi (65′)
James Milner (C)
Roberto FirminoNaby Keïta (83′)
SOU vs LIV Match Stats
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