Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday showed a level of guts and determination, after little rest since Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup victory.

The Reds lined up with a more or less full-strength side at St. Mary’s Stadium, reinforcing the intent Jurgen Klopp has for his side to push Manchester City all the way this season.

With a long trip back from Turkey in the early hours of Thursday morning, the trip to the south coast looked to be a tricky one. For a team like Liverpool, who play with such high intensity with and without the ball, recovery is crucial.

However, there was no let up for the Reds – kicking off in Southampton just two days after arriving back in the UK.

The front three – as well as Fabinho – had a long summer competing for their respective countries in South America and Africa, but Saturday’s win showed just what this Liverpool team are made of.

To a large extent, this Liverpool team have forgotten how to lose in the league – they haven’t done so since their only league defeat in the 2018/19 campaign against Manchester City on January 3.

After such a determined performance down on the south coast, we pick out three players who starred for the Reds in the 2-1 win.


Sadio Mane

Roberto Firmino


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain