The Saints played with purpose and intend to win and they were well rewarded. Barely two minutes into the game, Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool fouled Stuart Armstrong giving away a free-kick to the home side. James Ward-Prowse delivered a superb free-kick that deserved to be converted into a goal and Danny Ings didn’t disappoint.The former Liverpool man ran onto it, then looped over the ball into the back of the net. It was a brilliant effort that left Alisson gazing. This was Danny’s 50th premier league goal.
The Saints played well in the first half with several through balls that threatened Liverpool’s defense. A Notable moment was Tella’s effort with a power shot that went wide. Another moment when Allison’s blunder almost cost him but his defense came to his rescue. There was no threatening moment from Liverpool that befits the Champions in the first half.
Liverpool started the second half with the zeal of Champions and intend to win. They displayed great football with massive ball possession and attacks towards The Saints’ goal. However, none of these efforts gave into a goal for the visitors.This has been the longest time Liverpool has gone without scoring a goal since Jürgen Klopp took over. It is noteworthy to state that this is their third consecutive match without a win.
Southampton’s defense performed well to defend their solitary lead into a win for over 90 minutes. Kyle Walker-Peters performance was outstanding; he really frustrated Sadio Mane. Fraser Forster also returned with a clean sheet, this is the 6th clean sheet from their last eight home games.
Klopp had some positive remarks about his team after congratulating the saints on their win. The counterpart manager, Ralph Hasenhuettl, was emotional on his knees with joy for the win.
The result leaves the home side with 29 points same as Tottenham, Manchester City, and Everton. Whereas Liverpool are still the league leaders with 33 points same as Manchester United but with the Red Devils having a game at hand.