Southampton 1-3 Liverpool: Salah ends drought as Reds go top


Regardless of the language they used, he and his teammates will last night have been shocked and possibly intimidated by Henderson and Liverpool's show of faith, determination and ability as they turned a potentially decisive night for City's Premier League aspirations into a major statement of their own.

Mohamed Salah scored a classy victor as Liverpool beat Southampton 3-1 at St Mary's on Friday night to return to the top of the Premier League table.

In terms of fixtures and points, Man City know that if they win their game in-hand (at bitter rivals Manchester United), they will go one point clear of Liverpool, plus Pep Guardiola's men have a seven-goal advantage on goal difference as things stand.

With 10 minutes to play in the crunch Premier League encounter at St. Mary's and with the scores level at 1-1, Salah ran more than half the length of the pitch before coolly slotting home to give title-chasing Liverpool the lead.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected the notion that his side might lack motivation in their Champions League quarter-final against Porto after toppling Bayern Munich to reach the last eight.

The Egypt worldwide had been stuck on 49 Premier League goals since the 26-year-old found the net in a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at the start of February.

Henderson not only notched a goal but he tallied the assist for Salah's goal.

Yet, on this occasion he chose the right option despite the presence of Roberto Firmino in support. Always, I'm thinking to score.

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"Honestly, every time I watch Liverpool play, even if Matip misses it or two full-backs aren't there because they've gone forward, he just seems to cover the whole back four".

Liverpool were once again forced to demonstrate their resilience as they struggled to find their most fluent form after Southampton established a ninth-minute lead through Shane Long.

Milner and Henderson came on for Alexander-Arnold and Wijnaldum and it provided extra energy for the reds just as the tide was starting to turn. "We have seen an outstanding level of performance from both teams this season". "People want us to play like Manchester City".

Liverpool move on to 82 points and return to top spot in the Premier League. "I am really happy with the performance, we knew it would be hard so winning here is not easy but we did it". The most hard job in the last 500 years of football was to replace Steven Gerrard.

It is imperative for the English game that we have a title race.

"[We] work for the moment, not wait for the moment".

With five games left to play, here are 3 things we learned from the Reds' come from behind victory.

Whilst it is ultimately a disappointing result for Ralph Hasenhuttl and his side, any points from this game were going to be a bonus and they remain in a very favourable position to avoid relegation this season.