Liverpool defeat Southampton and Twitter reacts to Reds win

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As well taken as the goal was, it was entirely preventable.

Attack wise, there is no comparison with Liverpool so far scoring three times more goals than their hosts, 59 as compared to the Saints' 20 goals.

'Obviously it was really tough to concede too early. "They will want to show their quality but we have our own targets".

Firmino returned the favour from the first goal with an audacious backheel into Salah's path and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner for his 22nd league goal of the campaign to close back to within one of Harry Kane in the golden boot race.

Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino scored to pile on the misery for Pellegrino who admitted the fans have run out of patience with him.

The African forward started the weekend one goal adrift of the Premier League's leading goal-scorer Harry Kane before the England global netted the victor in the north London derby.

The Reds face FC Porto in the Champions League next week and they will need their record signing if they want to progress.

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Liverpool were able to coast throughout the second-half as Loris Karius remained largely untested.

On 76 minutes, Sadio Mane was the next to miss a good chance as he blasted his effort just wide of the left upright after initial good play from Goergino Wijnaldum.

Liverpool on the other hand have cut the gap between themselves and Manchester United to just two points as they continue their rise up the table.

"That's how they want to solve their situation and their problems".

Southampton: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Carrillo, Tadić, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Bertrand (c), Højbjerg.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK has apparently already forgotten the St Mary's layout after struggling to find the away dressing room.

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