The best of the photos from Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool were too good for Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday, with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah again stealing the show.

After dropping points late in the day against Tottenham last weekend, it was crucial that the Reds picked up three points in the top-four battle.

Jurgen Klopp made three changes to his personnel, as Joel Matip, Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came in for Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson and James Milner.

Virgil van Dijk was predictably the subject of the boo boys on his return to the south coast, but he was an immaculate presence at the heart of the Liverpool defence.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds got off to a perfect start, with Salah capitalising on Wesley Hoedt’s error, before teeing up Firmino for his 20th goal of the season.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Brazilian cut a delighted figure, with his ever-improving finishing on show…

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Firmino returned the favour with an outrageous back-heeled assist shortly before the interval, with Salah finding the scoresheet yet again.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The brilliant duo celebrated together, it’s 49 goals between them in all competitions this season!

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sadio Mane was again not close to his best, but one acrobatic second-half effort threatened to make it 3-0.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The away supporters were in great voice. Tickets for the match were priced just £20, and a banner from Spirit of Shankly read that ‘Twenty’s Always Plenty.’

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool supporters' banner

Klopp was unsurprisingly delighted at the final whistle, on a good day at the office for the manager, especially with United losing earlier in the day.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 11, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the FA Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up for the Reds’ is Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash away to Porto, as they continue their quest for European Cup number six.

This content was sourced fromthisisanfield.com

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