After a defeating West Brom a week prior, Southampton went back to their usual ways as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Sunday at St Mary’s.
An uninspired Southampton side were dominated by Liverpool and the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were able to showcase their natural talent with ease.
Liverpool opened the scoring in the sixth minute as Salah capitalised on Wesley Hoedt’s mistake. Salah cut the ball across the box to Firmino who slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
Southampton’s defence were humiliated when Liverpool scored their second. Salah and Firmino played a skilful one-two and Salah slotted home to double their advantage.
Most players put in an effortless and pathetic performance but somehow, I’ve managed to pick the three standout performers.
Lemina seems to be the only dedicated and motivated Saints player at the moment. Before coming off in early in the second-half due to illness, Lemina displayed pure talent and determination to help his struggling side.
He showed off skill and strength throughout the first-half and he continued to play despite complaining about an illness.
Although Ward-Prowse did nothing to merit an excellent performance, he was one of the better players on the pitch. He still had his ability to cross the ball in but unfortunately, it resulted in nothing of note. He also came close in the first-half as a ball was crossed in but he kept his header high and Loris Karius managed to tip the ball over the bar.
Similar to Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg didn’t have his best of performances. He displayed good work rates and he also came close to scoring but he was denied by Karius and that was about as good as it got for the Saints on Sunday.