Southampton turned in a much-improved performance against Liverpool following their 3-0 trouncing at the hands of Burnley last weekend but were still unable to come away with a positive result. 

The Reds defeated Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side 2-1 on Saturday, with goals in either half providing the hosts with a sucker punch. 

Sadio Mane opened the scoring with an outstanding, curling effort beyond the reach of Angus Gunn. After the interval, Liverpool went two up, as Roberto Firmino glided past challenges to fire into the bottom corner. 

Danny Ings came off the bench against his former side and got himself his first league goal in 2019 after Adrian’s pass ricocheted off him and into the back of the net.

However, a late comeback was not to be for Southampton, who now find themselves in 19th place after losing their first two matches of the new season.

So, who benefitted from the game against Liverpool and who came out a little worse for wear? I’ve taken a look at three winners and three losers from the team’s 2-1 defeat.