Forster: It’s great to be back

By SFC Media time Mon 04 Jan Saints v Liverpool
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Fraser Forster

Three years after last playing at St Mary’s, Fraser Forster was delighted to keep a clean sheet and help Southampton to a standout 1-0 win over reigning Premier League champions Liverpool.

Danny Ings’ goal against his former employers after just two minutes proved to be enough for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side, who move up to sixth in the table.

Handing Forster a first start of the season after Alex McCarthy tested positive for COVID-19, the 32-year-old was delighted to contribute to Saints’ latest win.

“It’s a fantastic result, first and foremost,” he said. “It’s always tough when you’re not playing as you are a bit rusty, but I think the lads in front of me were fantastic and really limited the number of opportunities, which were few and far between.

it’s fantastic to be back playing for a club I love. 

fraser forster
on his return to the side

“Everyone defended, especially in the second half, from front to back so it was a fantastic team performance. Probably not our best performance on the ball, but out of possession we were fantastic and it’s an unbelievable result in the end.

“I’ve not played 90 minutes since football stopped before the first lockdown, so you’re looking at the best part of 9-10 months, so I was a bit rusty.

“I came in and tried to do my best and I’m just thankful to be back playing. It’s a long time since I played here and it’s fantastic to be back playing for a club I love.

“The manager has got the team playing in a fantastic way and it’s such a good way of playing football, so to be a part of that is fantastic and all I want to do is what I can to help the club move forward, however that is.”


Hasenhüttl bursting with pride
chevron right
Match Rewind: Saints 1-0 Liverpool video01:30
Saints v Liverpool

Match Rewind: Saints 1-0 Liverpool

It was a flying start to 2021 thanks to Danny Ings's early goal at St Mary's.

The Final Whistle podcast: Saints 1-0 Liverpool Highlights: Saints 1-0 Liverpool
My Saints Story: Alan Fyall
My Saints Story

My Saints Story: Alan Fyall

We travelled to Florida to meet a Saints-mad University Professor.

time7 hours ago
Academy trio reach U17s EUROs as Joe Andrews makes Wales history Man City Ticket Exchange now open