Liverpool Football Club Vs Southampton Football Club
Liverpool’s dominance of the game is quite disappointing after a goalless game against Southampton. Sadio Mane was superbly contradicted by Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster in his strike at the first half. Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne also failed to score with their best chances under with good positions. However, Liverpool still is joining on the top ranking in the Premier League together with the Manchester City with their victory against Crystal Palace and both of the said team could be surpassed by Chelsea if they will going to defeat Middlesbrough on Nissan Super Sunday.
Adam Lallana was out for Liverpool as well as Dusan Tadic are not part of the game. Since they are currently taking part of their international roles. However, Philippe Coutinho was suitable to play regardless if he needs to be scanned after returning to Brazil. Liverpool had scored six against their game with Watford Football Club. Meanwhile, in this game, it took 28th minutes to look for a shot that was been released by Sadio Mane that was clearly saved by Fraser Forster.
Southampton centre-back Virgil Van Dijk was made a brilliant recovery after Sadio Mane’s block. He played well and on the other side the hosts had to have a hard time creating chances to score. Charlie Austin was able to function well getting the ball in favorable positions. Southampton was being pushed back on their side and Liverpool was able to draw another superb challenge. Southampton central defender Jose Fonte outstandingly denied Philippe Coutinho before it turned out to be Joel Matip’s free-kick.
The Saints were able to make a wonderful opportunity at 59th minute of the game when Charlie Austin was able to coordinate with Cedric Soares cross but unfortunately it headed wide. The hosts continued to threaten and apply pressure on the final stages of the game with Emre Can missed the target from outside of the box and Roberto Firmino strikes went wide. Nathaniel Clyne also missed a goal in a good opportunity. As the rain hammering down Roberto Firmino delivers Liverpool’s final chance to score. But another extraordinary block has been made by the Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster. The game ended in 0:0 as the referee conducted the final whistle.
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