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Southampton 1 v 3 Liverpool
Barclays Premier League
Friday, 5th April 2019 Kick-off 20:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Saturday 6th April but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Angus Gunn6.0
Jan Bednarek6.4
Maya Yoshida6.7
Jannik Vestergaard6.7
Yann Valery6.4
Oriol Romeu6.4
Pierre Hojbjerg7.7
Ryan Bertrand6.7
James Ward-Prowse5.4
Nathan Redmond6.5
Shane Long6.8
Charlie Austin4.6
Stuart Armstrong4.8
Josh Sims5.0
5.7Alisson Becker
5.4Trent Alexander-Arnold
5.4Joël Matip
5.7Virgil van Dijk
5.3Andrew Robertson
5.4Georginio Wijnaldum
5.6Fabinho Tavares
5.9Naby Keita
6.4Mohamed Salah
6.3Roberto Firmino
6.4Sadio Mané
2.9Dejan Lovren
4.7James Milner
5.3Jordan Henderson

Match Rating6.8 

Your Southampton v Liverpool Match Reports

I_would added 22:05 - Apr 5

Predictable cave in at the end. Ward Prowse was a liablility again defending, Armstrong should have been on from the start instead.

saintjf added 22:25 - Apr 5

Oh dear, that was very hard to take. A very ordinary and thoroughly dislikeable Liverpool team average at best in the first half go through to thump us in the end. It would have been easier to watch if we had not score first....

Boris1977 added 22:57 - Apr 5

Head expected this even if the heart didn't want it to be this way. Decent periods of play but we don't have the players to beat uninspiring opposition and ran out of steam again. We know how RH has improved the team and we know how the board need to prioritise improvements in the team.

Nice of klopp to bring lovren on again. Real class. Looking at the vast majority of Scouse fans on other message they are their usual magnanimous selves as usual. Or not. Maybe I just don't their majestic wit.

KriSaint added 23:03 - Apr 5

A rare off day for Bednarek who looked bad in all 3 goal situations, unfortunately. He is still very young, and I fully forgive him of course, and he will learn from it.
Only Højbjerg had a good game really, in my opinion. Liverpool were beatable today but we didn´t take our chance to beat them.
Unlucky that an off side was overlooked in the actions leading to their equalizer.

Still - a decent effort against a good side, I guess, and everybody tried I´m sure, though it didn´t always look like it.

TimSaint added 02:09 - Apr 6

Own worst enemies again.
Good goal, poor finishing should have put us 2 up.
Offside equaliser - crap officials
Too much needless giving the ball away and panic
Long did well to last an hour after injury, but total change of shape and tactics once he was binned.
They score from our corner - same old this season. Had to be Salah
Sims messed around with it on the edge of their box, when it fell to JWP, his shot got block and the fast counter was on !! Why commit so many at 1-1 for a corner FFS ?
That was game over but at least we tried to be more positive with some subs.
60 yard ball and Beds didn't even attempt to head it, then got outskilled on the deck and JWP failed to track back, leaving them with a tap in.

Expected to lose in reality, but the nature of the defeat left a bitter taste in the mouth, with no doubt a full on media w@nkfest to follow.
DM was quite complimentary whilst driving home listening to Solemt, however some utter bell piece phoned in to TalkSport and said that they have won it already and what with Carragher, is it any wonder they are hater as a ream

SaintBrock added 08:10 - Apr 6

Ward Prowse may not have realised that he was in the starting team line-up last night as he seemed to be quite content with spectating although somebody should remind him that it is a public order offence to enter the field of play while a match is in progress to get a better view.

SaintPaulVW added 09:51 - Apr 6

Frustrating. We matched them for most of the game. PEH was immense. Shane Long almost seemed dumbstruck when the chance fell to him! Good to see some attacking substitutions but our late game management sucks. This was a free hit, just need those 2 wins and based on how we playefwe should be okay. COYR!

SanMarco added 10:49 - Apr 6

I'm not quite as glum as the majority here. The big frustration was that Liverpool were beatable last night - or at least 'drawable'. Having said that, although our usual failings cost us, we looked a decent side for long periods. The linesman's error was costly, 1-0 at half time was needed. Also why commit at the corner when it is 1-1? Taking it into the last few mins level would have meant we got chances on the break anyway, they were desparate, not us. Still, a lot better than this would have been a few months ago.

mikesaint added 10:58 - Apr 6

Most players played well but what has happened to JWP? In the last two games he has gone back to his old ways of being just a passenger. He should of been replaced at half time by Armstrong. We played well until Shane Long went off then we lost our threat.

Messysaints added 12:43 - Apr 6

Don't get the comments moaning about JWP, he created the most chances on the team and in the game with 4 ( Redmond 0 ) and was playing as a forward, but result as expected

TimSaint added 13:51 - Apr 6


Just my opinion, but JWP was poor last night - by his recent standards

I appreciate he was playing more defensively due to the threat from Mane, but with a back 5, there should have been enough cover defensively.

When he did get forward he had plenty of chances to cross but usually passed it back. Sure he created a few chances from corners or dead balls, but he was always going to, as he took every corner and free kick where there was an opportunity to deliver a ball into the box.

What was frustrating was the fact that he ruined a promising attack by being given off side (a basic error from him), not once, but TWICE !!

Then there as his blocked shot that led to the 2nd goal and he didn't track back his man Henderson - allowing him an easy tap in for their 3rd.

For an England International, he had a poor game.

OK so Redmond didn't create any chances, but looked a far more dangerous player, was more of a goal threat and had a far better game.

Hopefully JWP will be back to his best for Wolves next week and help us to those 2 more wins we possibly need.

SaintPaulVW added 17:15 - Apr 6

Oh and I thought Vestergaard had a really great match last night. Looked really solid.

Messysaints added 12:43 - Apr 7

Tim Saints, JWP put in 10 crosses, Redmond 0, JWP played 1 threw ball, Redmond 0, JWP made 9 lay offs, Redmodn 2, JWP created 4 times more attempts at goal than Redmond, JWP had poor game and Redmond was good? for running about like an idiot and doing nothing else? ok sure. we are entitled to our own opinions, but only on here does Redmond get voted higher than JWP, on every other website / whoscored and so on and so on and so on, JWP created the most in the game. So excuse me for not agreeing with your opinion, JWP played poor created 4 good chances, Redmond played well and created nothing... Great opinion.

fubsy added 19:14 - Apr 7

An interesting game. I thought we ran out of gas at the end. There is no disgrace in losing to a team of Liverpool's calibre. I am tired of officials getting decisions wrong - Liverpool's first..... I have no problem with Saints going for it at 1 - 1 but perhaps we could have both full backs in the centre circle to deal with breakaways when we commit everyone else forward. I thought Pierre was outstanding, our back 3 were very solid and our mid field excellent. Klopp had to bring on Henderson and Milner to turn things round for them. I thought Saints were very good for most of the game.

TimSaint added 01:20 - Apr 10

Hi Messy
Thanks for your reply.

You have based your whole arguement against my views on JWP's performance, on the assumption that I actually rated Redmond. The fact is I never actually compared JWP to anyone else in our team and the reality is, I didn't give Redmond a very good mark.

All I said was that in my opinion, JWP didn't have a very good game, by his recent standards - that have earned him an international call up - and demonstrated where I believe he could have done better, without comparing him to any other player including Redmond. (They are players with differing styles anyway).

I accept he put in some crosses (he takes our corners and free kicks) and did some lay offs, through balls and good passes, but as I said, his performance was not up to recent high standards.

I also said that I hope his form improves for the Wolves game this weekend - and as an added extra, that all the other players' form improves too . I just feel that PEH has earned and deserved the MOTM award for the last 2 games. Perhaps Ings or Long will be awarded it this weekend with a hatrick ? Let's hope so.

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