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Liverpool 3 v 0 Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 22nd September 2018 Kick-off 15:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Sunday 23rd September but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Alisson Becker6.0
Trent Alexander-Arnold6.6
Joël Matip6.9
Virgil van Dijk7.3
Andrew Robertson6.3
Georginio Wijnaldum5.7
Jordan Henderson6.3
Sadio Mané7.3
Xherdan Shaqiri7.3
Roberto Firmino7.0
Mohamed Salah7.3
James Milner4.8
Naby Keita4.6
Joe Gomez5.6
5.1Alex McCarthy
4.2Cedric Soares
3.9Jannik Vestergaard
3.0Wesley Hoedt
4.5Ryan Bertrand
4.6Oriol Romeu
4.5Nathan Redmond
5.5Pierre Hojbjerg
3.4Mario Lemina
4.0Matt Targett
3.5Shane Long
3.7Charlie Austin
4.3Stuart Armstrong
5.0Jan Bednarek

Referee5.7 
Match Rating3.7 


Your Liverpool v Southampton Match Reports

RBlock added 17:54 - Nov 6

Honestly, is Jaime Mackie human? the way he was running up and down the park for the full 90 was astounding! He was playing right back and chasing down their right back. His stamina and ability to keep goin will prove essential this season. What did people think of Orrs red? it was a two footed challenge but i didnt see him touch the man. Adel seems to be coming back into good and Derry was absolutely first class today!
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qpr1962 added 17:54 - Nov 6

Good win shame orr got sent off .We like playing with ten man against reading and we are still unbeaten come on you Rssss
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quickpassrotter added 18:25 - Nov 6

brilliant performance. we were class today and we worked so hard. adel was practically unplayable, Faurlin back to his best and Tommy smith made a big difference. Could have and should have been more than 3 even with our ten men. Referee Tanner was poor again, and we do seem to get them at Loftus Road. Must have really boosted our confidence that we played the way we did before and particularly after Orr's sending off.
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Mattnme added 21:06 - Nov 6

It was one of those games where it was a real struggle to pick a motm because so many people contributed. In the end I have to give it to the lunatic that is Mackie. The boy does not stop running. He slaughtered their left back and there was even one moment in the second half where he had a one on one coming in from the left.
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Mattnme added 21:09 - Nov 6

Plus he kept legs off the pitch. We would n't have got that result and might have even lost. It was back to watching Rangers of a month ago.
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jfk added 21:09 - Nov 6

First half was a great game of football, and pretty even. Reading had alot of posession, but we just defend so well these days. All of the back four are so solid, and Derry in front of them gave as good a display today in that position as I can remember from anyone - and I've been coming for 35 years. Going forwards, we can just cut teams apart at times. Taraabt was sublime and Faurlin was pure class, and for all the Reading posession we looked much more likely to score - and should have (I really have to see that Hulse miss again before I can really figure out what happened). Definite penaltly and well worth one-up.

From where I was sat in the Loft, Orr's challenge didn't look bad. I thought the Reading guy meg'd him and ran straight through him and went down. I could understand the free-kick, but a red? Maybe from a different angle it looked worse. I did hear a rumour at half time that it was for foul and abusive language, but the red came out pretty quick for it to have been that.

Second half was just fantastic. At half time the talk was about who would Warnock take off to make room for Legs at right-back and try to hold on to the 1-0, but what a masterstroke leaving Mackie in there. The guy's a machine! Up and down the right flank tirelessly, and half way through the second half he even pops up in the inside left channel. Taraabt and Faurlin continued to run rings round them but the whole team, from front to back, and including Kenny put in such a shift to win the match it was incredible - especially to step up again and score another when Reading had pulled the goal back. Great to see Smith on the scoresheet, and well deserved

What a great atmosphere too. The crowd really responded to the way the team played - and the sending off probably helped from that point of view too

Just a brilliant afternoon out
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French_Hoops added 21:10 - Nov 6

Back to winning ways after decent perfomances against good teams previously.
What pleases me most about today is the mentality glowing out of the side. Even with 10 men you could feel they wouldn't let this one slips up.
Clive, how exactly & who rates officially the referee & linesmen? The FA claims transparency but you never know how a ref has performed in their eyes...
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jfk added 21:12 - Nov 6

Loved it when Kenny kept moving the goal kicks from one side of the 6-yard box to the other to kill time. One of things you hate when the other team do it, of course, but had to laugh
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jfk added 21:13 - Nov 6

Nice goal for Reading. I can say that now.
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Southcoast_R added 22:23 - Nov 6

Brilliant performance and Warnock got it completely right. Faurlin and Derry were superb but really the whole team deserves the accolades cos they were a real team, battling, covering and putting themselves behind the ball when Reading were in possession (who were niggly and nasty all afternoon). As for the ref well...... Credit to them all and Jamie Mackie you are superhuman!
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SheffieldSteve added 00:22 - Nov 7

I can only add a big agreement to the above. The 'extra man' provided by the crowd certainly did happen today, Mackie was so fired up, and still geeing the crowd up even AFTER the match!
Not that I want us to have terrible refs every match, and players sent off, but it's the sort of thing that winds up Loftus Road, if only it could happen more often whilst we have 11 players on the pitch... We'd be invincible ;-)
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gigiisourgod added 10:27 - Nov 7

A very proud day to be a superhoop.
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AshteadR added 10:32 - Nov 7

Cracking game - we were the better team throughout. Great tactics from Warnock - I was convinced that Tarbs or Smith would be taken off at half time.
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SomersetHoops added 16:04 - Nov 7

I was proud to be a QPR supporter on Saturday - the whole crowd of QPR supporters were sooo positive and gave it everything, especially after Bradley Orr was unfairly sent off. Both his feet were on the ground and all he did was to face up to the oncoming player - this should not have been a red card a doubtful yellow IMHO. As for Reading deserving a draw - in their dreams! It seemed their main tactic was to feign injury in an attempt to get our players sent off, unfortunately in the Bradley Orr case the ref. bought it. It was not just Taarabt who had a good game, Faurlin was superb so was Mackie, Derry & Conolly and I don't think we had a bad player on the pitch. Pat Ag looked very sharp when he came on, although I must defer to NW's judgement, perhaps he should be used a bit more.

I can't do a player rating because I'd probably give them all 9. We will meet stronger teams than Reading - Cardif on 27th for example, but on today's showing they can be beaten and hopefully will be by us.
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HangerOn added 20:09 - Nov 7

As others have said, it was a fantastic team effort yesterday and everyone deserves an award for producing our best performance of the season so far.

Special mention has to be made of Jamie Nackie, who filled in admirably at right back and of Shaun Derry, who was the epitome of the midfield general all game. On almost any other day, Alejandro Faurlin would have earned the man of the match award: he was everywhere and combined skill with grit.

However, yesterday was no ordinary day. Adel Taarabt was simply unplayable: his tricks and flicks would have been re-run endlessly had they been performed by Messi or Ronaldo. He was my man if the match.
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DPeps added 18:55 - Sep 22

It's very fitting (and weird) that these match reports are already populated with comments from QPR's relegation season
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SanMarco added 20:09 - Sep 22

Is that the one where a certain Mark Hughes walked the plank Dpeps?

I can't think of anything positive to say about today so take it away QPR...
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NorthernSaint85 added 20:54 - Sep 22

My only expectation from today was a better performance than the same fixture last season, in my opinion this was not achieved. We played some alright football at times and got the ball into decent positions out wide on the over lap but that fizzled out with poor final balls. The defence is the main concern. I believe that the current defensive coaching is far worse than it was under Pellegrino. All three goals today were avoidable. The first was just ridiculous. The second is a good header from Matip but the marking is awful from set pieces and the third was terrible communication in the offside line and then a lack of desire to win the rebound. Stoke’s defensive record under Hughes last season was terrible and we don’t look much better.
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SaintPaulVW added 21:53 - Sep 22

Hoedt is no step up on Yoshi or Stephens, Lemina is a flat track bully, Targett deserves more time, Long can run all day but a goal a season just isn't good enough, Redmond and Bertrand looked good but Redmond can only do 45 minutes. Romeu needs to come in for Lemina. We had a few good chances but just like the last 2 years we can't convert, thank god Liverpool sat back in the second half or it would have been 6-0
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JimmyMeliaPhD added 02:52 - Sep 23

Bednarek was the only player (apart from the goalie) who didn't completely suck. Shane Long, bless, he just shouldn't be on a premiership team. All those who like him, tell me, what has he done for us lately (i.e. in the 60 appearances)? Starting him and Redmond as front two just says, we surrender, we know we'll never score against you. Totally rubbish put up front by Hughes, and so we look at the defence...oh no, look away. More total rubbish. We shouldn't necessarily expect to get points at Anfield, especialy when Liverpool are flyinf, but we should expect better team selction and tactics, and better individual performances. This was just an insult.
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vanmans added 08:59 - Sep 23

Hughes, Krueger and Reed out... bring back Nicola Cortese and Ronald Koeman.
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aceofthebase added 11:58 - Sep 23

I haven't seen Sam G play for a while(but I haven't seen any of our forwards play much either) but surely he must be given a chance. If we wait until we are well up in the league and four goals up in a match he will never get the chance. Meanwhile, we have little punch in attack. He was not even on the bench yesterday.
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NorthernSaint85 added 12:49 - Sep 23

With the tactics yesterday we might as well have played Gallagher up the top. I don’t wish to knock Shane Long as he gets enough stick and he has some good attributes. I can’t think of a single player who is better than him at imitating a dog chasing a tennis ball but he was never gonna stand a chance at holding it up yesterday against Van Dijk and Matip.
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mikesaint added 13:44 - Sep 23

Big mistake letting Dusan Tadic go we now don't have anyone who can create anything. Its going to be a long season. The January window cant come quick enough we need some good recplacements.
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petedoors1 added 16:34 - Sep 23

Its going to be a long season
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SaintBrock added 09:47 - Sep 24

Waste of time commenting, nothing has changed. We are well on course to be bottom of the league at Christmas. No way back this time chaps, we are appalling.
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