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Instant Reactions - Southampton v Liverpool (11/2/18)

Instant Reactions - Southampton v Liverpool (11/2/18)

Following today's clash between Southampton and Liverpool, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Southampton hosted Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium for a 4.30pm kick off on Sunday February 11, with the visitors taking a two nil victory.

Roberto Firmino struck six minutes after the start to give Liverpool the lead and Mohamed Salah doubled their advantage a few minutes before the half time break.

The win moves Liverpool to within two points of Manchester United in second place, but Southampton now slip into the bottom three in the table.

Teams:

Southampton:

McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu (Davis 80), Lemina (Boufal 57), Ward-Prowse (Long 71), Hojbjerg, Tadic, Carrillo.

Substitutes:

Yoshida, Gabbiadini, Redmond, Forster.

Liverpool:

Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Milner 60), Can, Wijnaldum, Salah (Lovren 89), Firmino (Lallana 79), Mane.

Substitutes:

Moreno, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Martin Atkinson blew the final whistle, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino explained.

'The second half was really bad. The people see our reaction on the pitch and the players feel the reaction. The anxiety in my players was really high. We understand the emotions of the fans but we have to keep going.'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his comparative interview explained.

'It was not a brilliant performance, not everything worked quite well, the wind was quite strange. It was difficult circumstances and we did the job. That is very important. We scored early, got the second goal in the right moment and then controlled the game. We don't have normal weekends anymore. We want to finish the season top four and we need the points. I don't think nine points from Arsenal is enough to have rest but it is nine points. There is a lot to go for and we will try to carry on like today.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday February 12 2018
Time: 6:30AM

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