Liverpool FC 4-0 Southampton FC: Match Report

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The Reds returned to Premier League action this weekend. Liverpool FC were the victors in Saturday’s fixture when they bested guests Southampton FC in a dominant performance from the home side. With the weather taking a particularly nasty turn, it was a bitterly cold Merseyside afternoon but the Reds, unphased by this, turned the heat up significantly to run out with a 4-0 win. Without further ado, here is our official Liverpool FC 4-0 Southampton FC: match report, read on for all of the highlights and goal reporting.

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Liverpool FC 4-0 Southampton FC

Premier League: November 27th 2021

Venue: Anfield

Goals: Jota 2′, 32′, Thiago 37′, Van Dijk 52

Liverpool FC made six changes to their starting lineup from their midweek victory against Porto, seeing Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota restored to the starting lineup. Changes of this calibre make it clear that Jurgen Klopp was seeking as big a victory as possible. As the teams at the top of the table begin to drift away, every point and goal advantage counts more than ever. 

It took less than two minutes for Liverpool FC to open the scoring following a close attempt by Sadio Mane with Diogo Jota netting from close-range. A one-two pass from Andy Robertson in the penalty area set up the goal on a silver platter. Following two routine saves by Alisson, Jota doubled the Red’s lead and his own tally by neatly slotting the ball home from a Mohamed Salah pass, initially threaded through by Jordan Henderson. Liverpool FC were now 2-0 up on minute 32′. 

Thiago Alcantara increased the advantage on minute 37′ with Southampton’s defenders failing to clear their lines saw the Spaniard capitalise on this with a deflected strike making it Liverpool FC 3-0 Southampton FC. Two goals in two games for the former Bayern Munich midfielder. The scoreline remained this way into the second half.

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Second Half

Although we have seen comebacks in second halves in the past, namely, the devastating l3-2 loss of March 20th 2016. Southampton would not repeat this past upset and the loss would become extended further. 

Former Saints defender Virgil van Dijk would put away the fourth and final goal of the game a few minutes after the second half resumed, capitalising on a well-taken corner by Trent Alexander-Arnold. With most of the second half still to play, Liverpool FC conserved their energy and held onto their win, seeing the match out with a well-deserved clean sheet. 

Final Words

There you have our Liverpool FC 4-0 Southampton FC: match report.

It was a successful day at the office for Jurgen Klopp’s side with back-to-back victories coming from lineups with significant rotations. With decisive matches the next day for Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, Liverpool FC needed a convincing win to keep up with their rivals. It is fair to say, it was mission accomplished.

With a draw the next day between Manchester United and Chelsea, the Reds look to be in a good position going into the next  matchweek, trvavelling to Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby on Wednesday 1st December.