Southampton were edged out 2-1 by Liverpool at St Mary’s on a competitive but ultimately disappointing Saturday afternoon.

Che Adams and Maya Yoshida had great headed chances with the score at 0-0 which went over and saved respectively.

Saints were the better side for much of the first-half so could count themselves unlucky to go into the break behind after an injury-time opener.

Sadio Mane came back to haunt his old club with an arrowed finish from just outside the box which fired into the top corner.

Liverpool then came out and controlled the opening 20 minutes of the second-period with Roberto Firmino missing a great chance from the centre of the box.

Firmino did then double the visitor’s lead after Mane nicked possession after sloppy play at the back before Firmino dribbled along the edge of the box and struck the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Saints were then given some hope after Danny Ings closed down Adrian who passed to ball into the striker’s path before the ball rebounded into the back of the net.

Ings then missed a glorious chance to equalise thanks to a brilliant ball in from Yan Valery but the former Liverpool player failed to make sufficient contact with the ball right in front of the goal.

Here’s how we rated the Southampton players: