With just six matches left in this Premier League campaign, Liverpool and Manchester City are neck and neck in points. The reds took on a resilient Southampton side that wanted to prove that they don’t belong at the bottom of the table.
Liverpool started the match with their usual 4-3-3 formation and front three of Salah, Firmino, and Mane.
Just nine minutes into the game, Southampton striker Shane Long buried his shot to take an early lead. This was surely not the start that Liverpool supporters wanted to see.
It wasn’t until the 36th minute that Liverpool finally found the back of the net from a goal by midfielder Naby Keita. The first half would end 1-1 with Southampton not minding the result as it stood.
Just 14 minutes into the second half, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made two changes, bringing on James Milner and Jordan Henderson for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Wijnaldum. These changes would prove to be vital for Liverpool’s chances of winning the title.
With only 10 minutes left to play, Liverpool desperately needed to grab a goal and try to secure the crucial three points. Who else but Mohamed Salah to score for Liverpool when they needed it most? Salah’s beautiful run from his own half and finish put the reds a goal up.
Just six minutes later, substitute Jordan Henderson scored the dagger for Liverpool and secured all three points.
Liverpool would finish the match with 69 percent possession and 17 shots while Southampton only had 31 percent possession and 10 shots.
Liverpool’s next match may be their most important of the season, a home game against fifth place Chelsea. Chelsea are hungry to finish in the top 4 to try to secure a Champions League spot next campaign.