Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 away from home in a gritty performance for their second win of the season.
After a lethargic start, Sadio Mane opened the deadlock on the stroke of half time, firing in an arrowed finish from the edge of the box.
In the second half, the Reds took it to another level and Roberto Firmino doubled Liverpool’s lead with a fantastic finish.
With less than ten minutes to go, Adrian made life difficult for the defending European Champions, due to a soft error which led to a Danny Ings goal.
After a nervy finish to the game, the Reds held on to the victory at St. Mary’s, and many Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to express their delight.
Twitter: Let’s not let the average display take away from the fact that Sadio Mane is the best player in world football. (@FalseFMatt)
Twitter: Get in!!! Good win that. Tough ground to go to, tough game mid week. 3 wins on the bounce well earned. Up The European Super Champions (@StanleyHouseLFC)
Twitter: WE’RE TOP OF THE LEAGUE WE’RE TOP OF THE LEEEEAAAAAAAGUE (@dabootisyou)
Twitter: @LFC Lucky escape but we got over the line. Proud of the boys for keeping their heads, what a week (@Sunnarez001)
READ LIVERPOOL VERDICT
In my opinion, Liverpool were average today, very average. It is understandable, due to the fact Liverpool did play 120 minutes on Wednesday. However, even at our worst, it shows we can still grind out performances worthy of three points.
Am I worried? No. At this stage of the season, performances are the least of our worries. It is all about getting three points and moving on to the next game.
Liverpool showed resilience, grit and determination. In previous years, Liverpool would have crumbled in these type of environments. But, Jurgen Klopp has installed backbone into this wonderful Liverpool side.
Liverpool have a tough fixture against Arsenal at Anfield next. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will not have a mid-week game like last week. Therefore, they will have time to have fresh bodies fully rested and recuperate and hopefully be at their stunning best for the next game.