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Liverpool vs Southampton LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight

The Reds must get back to winning ways if they want a chance to snatch a Champions League spot

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Liverpool host Southampton on Saturday night, with the home side knowing they must take advantage of Leicester City’s Friday night slip-up if they want to stay in the running for a top-four finish.

The Foxes’ 4-2 defeat to Newcastle means Jurgen Klopp’s side can go six points behind Leicester with a game in hand, if they can find a route to victory against Saints here.

Winning games on home soil has been a real issue for Liverpool however, with just one league triumph at Anfield since mid-December - with stoppage-time points dropped against Newcastle last time out being a case in point.

Last season’s champions must become more ruthless in the final weeks of the campaign if they want to keep the pressure on the teams above them, while Southampton could also do with a late revival to avoid the year being a real disappointment.

Their FA Cup semi-final exit effectively heralded the end of their season, with just two wins in their last 16 Premier League games leaving them floundering in the bottom half of the table. Follow our live coverage of Liverpool against Southampton below.

Liverpool vs Southampton
  • Kick-off at 8:15pm
  • Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, R Williams, N Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané, Jota, Salah
  • Southampton XI: Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens; Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Tella; Adams, Redmond
  • Mane gives Reds the lead with a close-range header
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

54 mins: Stuart Armstrong carries the ball up the pitch before running into a red wall of Liverpool shirts. He lays the ball off to James Ward-Prowse who switches the play out to the left side. Nathan Redmond brings down the ball and looks to pick out Che Adams in the box but his cross is closed down quickly by Thiago who seems to be everywhere at the minute.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:27

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Good save!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

51 mins: Liverpool are far more dangerous when the move the ball quickly Robertson gives it to Jota on the edge of the box and he passes it up to Mane in the area before following it in. Mane leaves the ball but shields it from Walker-Peters allowing Jota to run onto his own pass and drill one at goal. Forster has the near post covered and manages to parry the ball behind.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:23

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Good save!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

51 mins: Liverpool are far more dangerous when the move the ball quickly Robertson gives it to Jota on the edge of the box and he passes it up to Mane in the area before following it in. Mane leaves the ball but shields it from Walker-Peters allowing Jota to run onto his own pass and drill one at goal. Forster has the near post covered and manages to parry the ball behind.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:23

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Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

48 mins: Thiago is put under pressure by Nathan Tella in the middle of the pitch. The Liverpool midfielder turns and has his shirt pulled by the Southampton forward and Liverpool win a free kick.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:21

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Sadio Mane restarts the game for Liverpool

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

Kick off: Teh second half gets underway with no changes from either side.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:18

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Swings and roundabouts

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:09

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Mo Salah’s assist for Sadio Mané’s header was the first time the duo have combined for a goal in the Premier League this season, last doing so vs Crystal Palace in June 2020.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:06

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Liverpool lead at the break

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

45+1 mins: Liverpool go into half time with a slender one-goal lead over Southampton. The Saints have shown enough intent to force a goal but a lack of quality in the final third is missing. Still with recent results going against them Liverpool won’t feel comfrotable until they see out this game.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:02

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Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

39 mins: A bit of retaliation for Southampton as Theo Walcott curls a pass into Nathan Redmond. He takes a wild shot but can’t find the target.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 20:57

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Massive chance for Salah!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

36 mins: Mo Salah has a huge chance to double Liverpool’s lead but he holds onto the ball too long. A nice cross field pass from Diogo Jota drops over the head of Jack Stephens and is taken up by Salah. He takes it into the box and is met by Fraser Forster. Salah tries to weave his way into space which gives Southampton time to cover the goal and by the time Salah shoots Vestergaard has gotten across to block the effort.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 20:53

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