Aug 18 Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino supplied the offensive firepower in Liverpool”s 2-1 away victory over Southampton at St. Mary”s Stadium. With the win, the Reds now have two victories in as many matches at the beginning of the brand new Premier League season.
The Champions League holders, who final season battled Manchester Metropolis all the way down to the wire earlier than having to accept second place within the English league, broke the scoreless impasse on Saturday in first-half stoppage time when Mane acquired the ball from James Milner on the prime nook of the field, dribbled to his proper and despatched a outstanding curling strike into the upper-right a part of the aim, Efe information reviews.
Firmino then gave Liverpool an insurance coverage aim within the 72nd minute when he dribbled to his proper throughout the highest of the penalty space and fired a shot into the left half of the aim previous diving Southampton internet minder Angus Gunn.
The Saints pulled one again within the 83rd minute on a close-range aim by substitute Danny Ings, who capitalized on a surprisingly poor clearance by Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, the hero of Liverpool”s penalty-shootout victory over Chelsea in Wednesday”s UEFA Tremendous Cup in Istanbul.
Ings then had a golden alternative a minute later to convey Southampton degree in opposition to his former group, however his incapacity to attain on a cross from Yan Valery on the close to put up allowed the Reds to flee with three factors.
Though Liverpool had much less time than typical to arrange for the Saints as a result of their mid-week battle in opposition to Chelsea, head coach Jurgen Klopp mentioned the match would have been powerful below any circumstances.
“Southampton is a good team. They defend well. They are really just difficult to play. Good counterattacks, good organization, all that stuff,” Klopp mentioned. “Nothing to do with the game in midweek. I said before the game, if we would have come here with two weeks” preparation it would be difficult. So I liked the game a lot, to be honest.”
In different Premier League motion on Saturday, Arsenal additionally remained good via two video games with a 2-1 win at residence over Burnley, Everton topped Watford 1-0, Bournemouth held on for a 2-1 highway victory over Aston Villa and Brighton and West Ham performed to a 1-1 draw.
Finnish striker Teemu Pukki scored a hat trick in newly promoted Norwich Metropolis”s 3-1 residence victory over Newcastle at Carrow Highway.
With the win, Norwich Metropolis bounced again after getting off to a tough begin of their Premier League return with a 4-1 loss to Liverpool on Aug. 9.