Liverpool defeat Southampton and Twitter reacts to Reds win

Liverpool defeat Southampton and Twitter reacts to Reds win

Liverpool defeat Southampton and Twitter reacts to Reds win

Watch as Jurgen Klopp discussed Liverpool's comfortable 2-0 win at Southampton, as his side move up to third in the Premier League table.

Any hopes Mauricio Pellegrino had of his side keeping things tight early on vanished after just six minutes, as Liverpool punished a Wesley Hoedt error to open the scoring through Firmino - the alert Salah setting him up.

Salah received the ball from Joel Matip around 30 yards out from goal and was allowed to turn and play a short pass into Firmino's feet.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had the hosts' best chance for an instant reply when he fired too close to Karius at the back post.

Southampton faced the unenviable task of having a must-win game against Liverpool following the results across the weekend.

Vonn vows to win for late grandfather
Vonn confirmed she felt "really good", but added: "It's not really about me or my career, it's about my grandfather". Most of the time. "I figured for the press conference, a mask probably wasn't appropriate", she said with a laugh.

Salah turned provider in the sixth minute when he picked out Roberto Firmino in the Southampton penalty area and the Brazilian calmly slotted past Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Tadic was clearly taking notes from Ward-Prowse as moments later he delivered a fine cross that Ward-Prowse was on the end of at the back post, but he chose not to head the ball into the ground which gave Karius a chance to make a good fingertip save. Obviously, after the second goal, it was really tough for us to come back and, little by little, our confidence in the game was really down'.

More of Liverpool's former Southampton contingent, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana, should have rubbed salt in the home side's wounds when they both fired wide when clean through.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool reacts during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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