Liverpool crushed Southampton 2-0 in the Premier League clash on Sunday at their home ground St Mary's Stadium and overcame Tottenham Hotspur to get back to the third position in the rankings.
Both the goals got scored in the first-half of the game. It was attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino who gave Liverpool the early lead by scoring the first goal of the match in the sixth minute and then club’s forward Mohamed Salah joined him by scoring the second goal in the 42nd minute of the game and put their side in a strong position.
With this goal, the 25-year-old Salah has now become the second top scorer in the ongoing season of Premier League and he is behind Spurs’ superstar Harry Kane.
The second-half of the game was all about defence. Both the sides tried hard but none of them could score any goal and Liverpool ended their away match with 2-0 win.
“It was mature today,” Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager said. “The rhythm was not too good today but we scored wonderful goals and should have scored more. I think we deserved the three points, clean sheet, nearly perfect today. We could have closed it earlier.”
Liverpool are currently standing at the third position in the Premier League rankings and they are 18 points behind leaders Manchester City.
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