Southampton 1-2 Liverpool AS IT HAPPENED: Sadio Mane stunner helps nervy Reds to victory
SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 LIVERPOOL | MANE (45 + 1), FIRMINO (71), INGS (83)
Southampton XI: Gunn, Valery, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Hiojbjerg, Redmond, Adams
Liverpool XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah Firmino
Sadio Mane’s stunner put the Reds ahead before the break
Roberto Firmino doubled Liverpool’s advantage
Adrian’s mistake allowed Danny Ings to cut the deficit in half late
Sadio Mane’s impressive attack right at halftime outside Jurgen Klopp’s side in front, Senegal’s end huddled at home from 25 yards against his former club.
The first game faced the race of the play, but seemed to calm the nerves of the visitors while controlling the first exchanges of the second half.
Roberto Firming doubled the lead in the 71st minute with a fresh finish before Adrian gave Saints a lifeguard in the absence of seven minutes.
The archer went straight to Danny Ings, who made a taboo to cut the deficit in half. Ings should have won his team a share of the points when he achieved a glorious opportunity from inside the six-yard box.
This is how the action developed.
FT: Far from being perfect, but Liverpool, but claim three important points at St Mary’s to keep a perfect start to the season.
Danny Ings and Che Adams will regret their missed opportunities to win at least one point for the Saints.
4.52pm Everything is over – Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
4.50pm four minutes of additional time. Santos on top.
4.45pm CLOSE! Ings has lost an absolute babysitter.
Yan Valery makes an excellent center from the right, but ends badly and his effort extends from about six meters.
He is furious, and rightly so.
4.42pm META Danny Ings – Southampton 1 Liverpool 2
Adrian’s terrible mistake in Liverpool’s goal. The Spaniard passes the ball directly to the former Red striker to touch.
Do not go anywhere!
4:40 p.m. Trent Alexander-Arnold receives a yellow card for late entry.
4:36 PM Southampton has brought Moussa Djenepo for his debut. Replace Ryan Bertrand. Salah is replaced by Divock Origi.
16:32 Liverpool makes its first substitute when Fabinho enters for James Milner
4.29pm GOL Roberto Firmino Southampton 0 Liverpool 2.
Excellent Brazilian final after the Saints renounce possession.
Firmino still had work to do and hits his shot beyond Gunn. Game over.
4.24pm CLOSE! Mane puts it on a plate for Firmino and the goal fails when it seemed easier to score.
It should be 2-0.
Then Ings enters directly into the action while throwing a shot on the bar from 25 yards.
Che Adams has been replaced by Stuart Armstrong.
4:22 pm All Liverpool now and the Saints begin to look desperate.
The Klopp team maintains possession expertly and quickly recovers it on the rare occasion they lose it.
Milner has another effort that extends.
Hasenhuttl responds by bringing Danny Ings to Oriol Romeu.
4.14pm Liverpool has started the second half really well.
One more goal would kill this as a contest and James Milner has an effort going through the post.
Salah is the next one to aim when he runs to the area, but shoots Gunn directly.
4.08pm Liverpool granted a free kick just outside the area.
Mo Salah takes a step forward, but hits his shot directly against the wall.
4.04pm We are back on track for what promises to be a second half.
15:48 Whistle goes part time and Liverpool is lucky to be in the lead, but Sadio Mane’s goal separates the sides.
However, it is likely that players still expect Jurgen Klopp to come down at half-time, since they have been really doubtful in the back.
15:46 META Sadio Mane – Southampton 0 Liverpool 1
Impressive blow from the former end of the Saints when he cuts and unleashes an unstoppable attack that passes over Angus Gunn and reaches the upper corner.
Hard for the saints, but that is the difference between the two sides. World class.
3.39pm CLOSE! Che Adams must score from the center of Romeu, but the summer firm does not reach the goal from the penalty spot. You have to make the goalkeeper work from there.
15:37 Oriol Romeu booked for a great challenge about Andrew Robertson. Referee Andre Marriner flirts with the idea of looking for a red card in the VAR, but the midfielder gets his way.
Probably the right decision.
3.33pm Mohamed Salah has been very quiet this afternoon but has a good race behind Yoshida.
However, nothing does for the Egyptian, since a collective sigh resonates among the managers of Fantasy Football.
3.30pm CLOSE! The saints almost again break the deadlock through Che Adams.