Liverpool moved within two points of second place following victory against Southampton at St Mary’s on an ideal Sunday afternoon for the Reds.
Southampton 0-2 Liverpool
Premier League, St Mary’s Stadium
February 11, 2017
Goals: Firmino 6′, Salah 43′
The Brazilian then produced one of the assists of the season when his back-heel set up Salah on the stroke of half-time.
Despite moments of sloppiness, Liverpool held on to record a comfortable victory and consolidated their position in the top four.
Fans were raving about Roberto Firmino after he produced a sublime back-heel assist and a goal in the first half…
Wow! Liverpool need a proper striker ???
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 11, 2018
20 goal a season striker #firmino
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) February 11, 2018
Finally, we can put to bed the nonsensical narrative around Liverpool needing a 20-goal striker. Firmino on 20, Salah on 29, with more than 3 months of the season still to play.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 11, 2018
That is one of the best assists you’ll ever see.
— Jon Cook (@JonCook5) February 11, 2018
That is sensational by Firmino. Even Shania Twain would’ve been impressed by it.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) February 11, 2018
But there were question marks over Joel Matip and Georginio Wijnaldum at moments throughout the game…
*whispers quietly* Matip isn’t actually very good!
— Ashley Rose (@Ashleyrose66) February 11, 2018
Just realised Wijnaldum is playing!!
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) February 11, 2018
“Gini has nothing about him at all.” – Zag on the forums.
Matip gives me chest pains
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) February 11, 2018
At full-time, fans were relieved with the victory and there was further praise for Firmino and Salah…
Up to 3rd, 2 points off 2nd now. It’s going great.
— . (@Kloppomaniacs) February 11, 2018
Job done. Pleased with how we controlled that 2nd half. Perfect away performance. On to Porto.
— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) February 11, 2018
Easy win, now onto the Champions league! ?
— Liam Vosper (@LiamVosper) February 11, 2018
“Just the sort of game we needed before Porto!” – j75j on the forums.
Couldn’t have wished for a better after noon all told. United losing, and a solid win with a clean sheet. Back in third, Jose in our sights. Let’s finish 2nd lads???
— Ben Kelly (@bkelly776) February 11, 2018
— Paul Snowdon (@67Snowy) February 11, 2018
“Three points, two goals, one clean sheet – and that was at 60% intensity!” – LFC4ever on the forums.
Very comfortable second-half in the end. Saw it out well, with Klopp ensuring the game finished with all the former-Saints players on the pitch just to add insult to injury. Big 3 points, that.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) February 11, 2018
Routine Reds like a breath of fresh air. No drama just a clean sheet and 2 goals. VdV calming solid influence and Bobby and Mo ruthless up top. Big win keep going @LFC
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) February 11, 2018
Virgil van Dijk brilliant today under big scrutiny – won everything and was brave in possession. We never seem to win 2-0 either do we?
— David Lynch (@DavidLynchLFC) February 11, 2018
“Lovely three points! We’re coming for you, we’re coming for you, Manchester United, we’re coming for you…” – Howard Ellis on Facebook.
Virgil can Dijk is brilliant. Pass it on.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) February 11, 2018
Van Dijk an absolute class act today.
— Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) February 11, 2018
“We did our bit and so did Rafa! A good evening.” – Red One on the forums.
— Sarah James (@SJview) February 11, 2018
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