Liverpool beat Saints as Firmino and Salah hit target

Georgia Reed
February 12, 2018

Southampton, who were up against their former defender Virgil van Dijk on his return to St Mary's, end the weekend in the relegation zone as their quest for a first home league win since November continues.

By contrast, Liverpool moved back above Tottenham Hotspur into third and to within two points of bitter rivals Manchester United in second following the Red Devils defeat at Newcastle earlier on Sunday.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Arsenal are still in the fight for a top four position in the Premier League despite his side building a nine-point gap on their rivals.

After Salah played the ball into Firmino's feet 5 yards outside Southampton's box, the South American proceeded to slide his teammate through on goal with the most sumptuous of flicked passes with his instep, with Salah going on to finish in typically-cool style.

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Some commentators would have you believe that Liverpool need to recruit an out-and-out striker in order to reach the next level, given that Firmino leads the frontline as a so-called "false nine".

A win for Liverpool today will make Klopp the 45th different Premier League manager to record 50 wins.

"Last season, little by little, Jack was playing more in the second part of the season and that is more or less the same now". The whole Southampton team have only scored seven more league goals than Salah has in 2017-18. Having lost just once in 2018 and with five winnable league fixtures upcoming, Southampton were given the chance to gamble and go with a nothing-to-lose mentality. Here's to an emphatic three points.

Karius, easily the busier of the two goalkeepers, was tested again just before the half-hour mark, halting Guido Carrillo's header from a James Ward-Prowse cross.

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