Saints edged out by Liverpool

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Tue 17 May 7.45PM | Attendance: 31,588
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SOU vs LIV
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SOU vs LIV As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Redmond opens the scoring
  • Minamino puts Liverpool back on level pegging
  • Matip puts Liverpool in front in the second-half
  • Saints fall to 2-1 loss

thank you to the fans who supported us. we've had some fantastic moments at home, including an unbeaten run, but In the end, we couldn't keep the level as high.

Ralph hasenhüttl
saints manager
22.37

It ends in defeat ❌

Have a read of today's Match Report as Saints were edged out by title-chasing Liverpool.

21.52

Full-time: Saints 1-2 Liverpool

Despite a brighter start to the second half, Saints were unable to keep a well-drilled Liverpool side at bay, with Matip's goal after the break deciding the game following the 1-1 stalemate at the break. Although they created opportunities on the counter, Hasenhüttl's side were unable to make any count and the changed Liverpool side took the points.

21.43
90+2’

A late chance for Saints! 

Walker-Peters gets on the end of a Redmond cross, but his header trickles into the hands of Alisson.

90’

3 minutes to be added on

89’

Redmond with another scorching shot! ☄️

Driving down the left wing, Redmond drops his shoulder, races into the middle and finds space to get another strong shot away. Alisson spills, but manages to get hold of it eventually.

86’

Jones tries his luck 🍀 

Liverpool again finding space on the edge of the box. Jones can't see an option, so takes a speculative shot himself. It flies high over the bar.

Into the last ten...! ⌚️

82’

Liverpool substitution: Naby Keïta replaces Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira

82’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Armando Broja

80’

Milner shanks a shot over the bar

Jones twists and turns through the Saints midfield and lays off to Firmino. Milner is played into the box by the latter, but he can't balance his shot and it flies into the crowd.

74’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

Stephens is booked for bringing down Origi as the Liverpool man looked to burst forward down the right wing.

73’

Just over the bar!

Redmond provides a ball right across the face of goal, and Tsimikas nearly puts the ball into his own net while trying to clear the danger.

70’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Nathan Tella

70’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Ibrahima Diallo

Liverpool whip in a corner and Matip heads a looping ball into the back of the net.

67’

GOAL

Joel Matip (67’) | 1 2

64’

Liverpool substitution: Divock Origi replaces Harvey Elliott

62’

Jones sends a shot past the post

Saints can't clear their lines on the edge of the box, and Jones has space to get his shot away. It flies wide of McCarthy's post.

Keep battling Saints! 👊

56’

Elliott hits the side netting

Harvey Elliott finds himself with the ball at his feet in the Saints box, but can only hit the side netting with his tight-angled shot.

54’

Saints break forward!

Southampton find some space in the midfield and drive up the pitch. Ward-Prowse is played down the right but his searching ball is well read by Alisson.

51’

Broja wins the free-kick

Milner brings down Broja after a ball over the top sees the Saints man in a bit of space. Ward-browse steps up to take, but his stinging shot is met by the Liverpool wall.

49’

Jota goes close

Tsimikas delivers a low ball across the box to Jota, who sends his shot spinning past the post first time. 

45’

Back underway ⚽️

Big half ahead. C'mon you Saints!

HT

Liverpool substitution: Jordan Henderson replaces Joseph Gomez

Half-time: Saints 1-1 Liverpool

Despite Saints opening the scoring through Nathan Redmond on home soil, Liverpool looked the more likely in the first-half, piling on the pressure in the final third. Takumi Minamino was the Liverpool player who managed to make the pressure count and put things level, with Saints fighting to keep it so as the half wore on.


All to play for in the second half! 

41’

Firmino tries to tip a ball into the net

Liverpool drive forward down the right, Gomez delivering a ball just in front of McCarthy. Firmino attempts to dink the ball past the Saints n.1, but McCarthy holds it well.

38’

Liverpool with two half-chances

Tsimikas and Firmino both fire long-range shots towards McCarthy but neither trouble the Saints keeper.

30’

Liverpool looking to test McCarthy

The goal has lifted Liverpool and they look to test Saints further. Jota attempts a leaping shot, which is deflected, before Milner tries his luck with a long-range effort. McCarthy is able to tip away.

The pressure pays off

Liverpool once again get the ball forward to Jota, who with a deft touch, lays off the ball to Minamino who makes no mistake in smashing his shot into the top of the net.

26’

GOAL

Takumi Minamino (26’) | 1 1

24’

Liverpool putting the pressure on

Jurgen Klopp's side are getting bodies forward and testing the Saints' defence, searching for that equaliser.

20’

McCarthy saves!

Minamino unleashes a shot after turning on the edge of the box, but McCarthy gets down to make the save.

18’

Firmino's goal ruled out

Liverpool have the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up for offside.

GOALSCORER 11 Nathan Redmond

Redmond opens the scoring! 🤩

The ball is farmed out wide to Redmond who drives down the left-hand side before cutting back on the edge of the box and bending a corker past Alisson!

12’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (12’) | 1 0

11’

Broja with an opportunity! 🙌

A ball down the line sees Broja drive into the box but despite the turn of pace, he can't get his head up and his shot from a tight angle is blocked by Alisson.

8’

Liverpool with the first corner of the game

Saints do well to clear from the corner as Harvey Elliot recycles the ball for Milner. Konaté goes down during the attack, and play is paused while he receives treatment.

5’

Firmino can't latch on

Liverpool look to get the ball into the danger zone again, this time a through ball slipped forward but McCarthy is once again alert and calmly plays out from the back and away from the onrushing Firmino.

2’

McCarthy collects

Liverpool deliver an early ball into the box, but McCarthy is alert to collect.

0’

We're underway!

C'mon you Saints! 😇

Make some noise, Saints fans! 

19.43

Teams are out ⚽️

Moments away from kick-off!

19.41

Warmed up 💪

Less than 15 minutes until kick-off at St Mary's and the boys are ready to go!

19.34

Results are in... West Ham was one to remember! 🏆


19.20

Hasenhüttl shakes up side 

Five changes to the team that took on Brentford in the Saints' last outing. Fraser Forster is ruled out with a back injury and Alex McCarthy starts in his place, with Lyanco, Stephens, Elyounoussi and Tella also making the XI.

19.15

We've had time to work on a few things. we're facing a very strong side today, so we have to put in a good performance.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
19.01

Liverpool team confirmed

Starting XI: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Konaté, Tsimikas, Milner, Jones, Elliott, Minamino, Jota, Firmino.

Subs: Kelleher, Thiago, Keïta, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaz, Robertson, Origi, Williams.

18.52

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Stephens, Lyanco, Salisu, Tella, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walker-Peters, Elyounoussi, Broja, Redmond.

Subs: Caballero, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, S. Armstrong, Djenepo, Long, Adams, A. Armstrong.

18.45

Not long until team news ⌚️

Less than an hour until tonight's squad is confirmed. Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong were doubts earlier this week ahead of assessment.

17.48

Saints will need to exploit weaknesses tonight

Hasenhüttl's side will have to be clever in order to exploit any weaknesses in the title chaser's play. Not sure what that might look like? Have a read of our Tactical Watch for all the insight.

17.26

A repeat performance tonight?

Saints recorded a home win against Liverpool last season. Check out the highlights! 📹

17.04
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we're going for this with everything that we have.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
16.44

Catch-up on Hasenhüttl's pre-match thoughts 🎙

Have a listen to what the manager had to say ahead of Liverpool's arrival at St Mary's.

16.40

St Mary's for the last time this season!

Southampton welcome Liverpool in the last home game of the season. It's been ten days without a game and the Saints are looking to get a result against the title-chasers in front of a sold out St Mary's. Stay with us for all the buildup, updates and live commentary! Kick-off 7:45pm BST.

16.36

SOU vs LIV Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
22
Mohammed Salisu
11
Nathan Redmond goal
5
Jack Stephens yellow card
4
Lyanco
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
23
Nathan Tella yellow card
replace Stuart Armstrong (71′)
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
27
Ibrahima Diallo
replace Oriol Romeu (71′)
18
Armando Broja
replace Che Adams (82′)
19
Moussa Djenepo
13
Willy Caballero
9
Adam Armstrong
35
Jan Bednarek
7
Shane Long
17
Stuart Armstrong
6
Oriol Romeu
10
Che Adams
43
Yan Valery

Liverpool

1
Alisson (GK)
12
Joseph Gomez
replace Jordan Henderson (45′)
5
Ibrahima Konaté
21
Konstantinos Tsimikas
32
Joel Matip goal
67
Harvey Elliott
replace Divock Origi (65′)
17
Curtis Jones
7
James Milner (C)
9
Roberto Firmino
replace Naby Keïta (83′)
20
Diogo Jota
18
Takumi Minamino goal
27
Divock Origi
46
Rhys Williams
26
Andrew Robertson
6
Thiago
8
Naby Keïta
15
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
23
Luis Díaz
62
Caoimhin Kelleher
14
Jordan Henderson

SOU vs LIV Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Liverpool
  • Possession (%)
    29
    comparison angle
    71
  • Shots
    4
    comparison angle
    24
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    1
    comparison angle
    9
  • Passes Complete
    226
    comparison angle
    655

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
chances created
Chances Created
1
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
passes completed
Passes Completed
41
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
tackles
Tackles
4
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
13
saves
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy