Liverpool Football Club pushed the Premier League title race of the 2021/2022 season to the final day, following a come-from-behind 2-1 victory away to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Reds knew that in order to give themselves a chance of challenging Manchester City for the title on the final Matchday, only a win would suffice but things did not go according to script as Nathan Redmond opened the scoring for the Saints in the 13th minute.
Roberto Firmino soon put the ball into the net for the visitors but it was ruled out for offside. However, the Reds soon found the equalizer through Japanese international Takumi Minamino as both sides went into the interval all square.
The second half saw Jurgen Klopp’s men continue to dominate and they went in front for the first time in the encounter through Joel Matip, who directed his effort on target.
The victory for the Reds means that there is all to play for come Matchday 38 of the Premier League season – with Liverpool set to face Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Manchester City will square up against Aston Villa.
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FULL-TIME AT ST. MARY’S STADIUM: Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
67′ MIN: Joel Matip is quickest to the rebound inside the penalty area, and he plants a header directly inside the right post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Southampton 1-2 Liverpool (J. Matip)
SECOND-HALF UNDERWAY AT ST. MARY’S STADIUM: Southampton 1-1 Liverpool
HALF-TIME AT ST. MARY’S STADIUM: Southampton 1-1 Liverpool
27′ MIN: A superb goal from great team play! Takumi Minamino latches on to a perfect pass and fires an excellent shot into the top right corner. There is nothing a goalkeeper can do about shots like that.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Southampton 1-1 Liverpool (T. Minamino)
13′ MIN: Nathan Redmond tries his luck from the edge of the box and his shot takes a deflection and goes past the stranded Alisson.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Southampton 1-0 Liverpool (N. Redmond)
KICK-OFF AT ST. MARY’S STADIUM: Southampton 0-0 Liverpool
Just before hostilities commence, do enjoy this clip between both teams taken from their past encounter in 2019.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has named a much-changed side from the one that took on Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley last Saturday. Senegalese forward Sadio Mane is not in the squad, while Curtis Jones, Joel Matip, Elliot, Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino are all in the Starting XI. As expected, Mo Salah, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk are omitted from today’s clash due to injuries.
The hosts’ line-up set to take on Liverpool at St. Mary’s tonight.