Egyptian striker adds 50 goals in Premier League games with the Reds’ shirt, putting pressure on the Man City.
Who said it would be easy and without emotion? Favorite and in the title fight of the English Premier League, Liverpool beat Southampton 3-1 on Friday and took a momentary lead in the competition. He put pressure on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Long opened the scoring for the host team, but Keita, Salah and Henderson, with Firmino’s assist, secured three points for the Reds.
With the win away from home on Friday, Liverpool are now leading the the Premier League point table with 85 points. It has two points more than Manchester City, which has one game less at the table. Pep Guardiola’s team, however, turns their attention on Saturday to the FA Cup – the semi-final against Brighton & Hove Albion. With 33 points, Southampton occupy 16th place and is still at risk of relegation.
The first half, at least in its first minutes, was a bucket of cool water in Liverpool fans. The Saints advanced their lines, made difficult the ball out of the rival and opened the scoring in the eight minutes. After a cross from the left, Höjbjerg deflected a header, the foolish corner, Long dominated and kicked no chance for Alisson. It took time, but Liverpool came into the game. With good movement of his men in front, left everything equal to 35. At the beginning of the move, Salah appeared in a dubious position. Then, Alexander-Arnold crossed to Keita to put his head on the ball and tie.
After a strange game in the first half, in which he got the equalizer and found himself on the pitch, Liverpool came back better in the final stage. Still without a brilliant football, they managed to hold Southampton, who fought against the sticking and looked for a victory at any cost, and turned the game in 34 minutes. Salah started on the counter attack, loaded the ball, Firmino opened on the left, but the Egyptian knocked out placed from the entrance of the area to make it 2 to 1. His 50th goal for the Reds in Premier League matches. With the advantage, the Klopp team found more space and increased to 40. Firmino received on the right, made a good move and gave beautiful assistance to close the account Henderson.
A great match which not only gives Liverpool a point but also give spreet to it’s teammate. This victory will take them to new stand on point table and they can now dream to be champion on point table.