The goalkeeper and forward were key against Southampton
By defeating Southampton 3-1 on Saturday afternoon, Liverpool have climbed further up the Premier League table and they’re now just two positions away from the Champions League zone.
It wasn’t easy for the Reds, though, as Southampton put up a good fight in their first game under new coach Nathan Jones.
It was a busy and end-to-end start to the game, as both squads squeezed out what energy they had left, before the World Cup break.
Liverpool went ahead just six minutes in when Roberto Firmino converted an Andy Robertson freekick into the area, but Southampton hit straight back as Che Adams converted a James Ward-Prowse freekick at the other end.
It was then time for Darwin Nunez to shine, as the Uruguayan produced two first-time finishes to ripple the back of the net in the 21st and 42nd minutes.
Southampton didn’t give up and produced an impressive second half performance, testing Alisson repeatedly.
The Brazilian goalkeeper conjured up three terrific saves in the second half, denying Mohamed Elyounoussi, Samuel Edozie and Che Adams.
That saw Liverpool take the much-needed three points, meaning they’ve secured back-to-back Premier League wins for just the third time this season.
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