Liverpool beat Saints as Firmino and Salah hit target

Ross Houston
February 11, 2018

The reds saw off Southampton 2-0 away from home thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah in the first half.

Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 29 @premierleague goals this season (22 goals, 7 assists); the most by a @LFC player in their debut season for the club in the competition.

Virgil van Dijk became the world's most expensive defender back in January after Liverpool splashed £75 million on the 26-year-old.

Jurgen Klopp's side were in cruise control at St Mary's after Firmino broke the deadlock.

However, defending wasn't brilliant, especially from balls into the box and so the likes of Hoedt and Stephens will need to watch out for this as Liverpool could really damage us with the likes of Mane, Firmino and Salah.

Southampton responded well and exerted pressure on their visitors, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg forcing Karius into action from close range in the 18th minute.

Owing largely to the vision of James Ward-Prowse, the hosts responded and threatened.

Despite climbing the Premier League table after ending a 13-game win less streak in the league on Saturday, Southampton could still find themselves back down in the relegation zone before kick-off, highlighting the importance of trying to take points from every game we play until we're safe.

The African forward started the weekend one goal adrift of the Premier League's leading goal-scorer Harry Kane before the England worldwide netted the victor in the north London derby.

Van Dijk actually missed the win over City and made his league debut against Swansea, but things didn't go according to plan.

But it wasn't his goal that wowed the Liverpool fans, but his assist for Salah's first half strike.

But his goal at St Mary's on the weekend took his overall season tally to 20 and, with the Brazilian global having increased his scoring output every season under Klopp's management, the signs point to him continuing to become one of Europe's most complete forwards. "You can not and we will not think about the Champions League game".

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