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on 20.03.2016


Liverpool look for a fourth Premier League victory on the spin when they visit Southampton this afternoon. We’re live to bring you all the action from St Mary’s.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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    Teams

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Lovren, Sakho, Clyne, Can, Allen, Lallana, Coutinho, Origi, Sturridge.

    Subs: Ward, Toure, Benteke, Henderson, Skrtel, Smith, Ojo.

    Southampton: Forster; Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Clasie, Romeu; Tadi?, Long, Davis; Pellè.

    Subs: Stekelenburg, Cedric, Yoshida, Mane, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi.

    Referee: Roger East

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    1. Martin skrtel I never wish to see you in a Liverpool shirt again you may look tough but you get bullied like a school boy !

        • You mean kept Southampton onside 10 yards behind Sakho and the rest of the defense? Not really an achievement.

        • Question is if we played 10 yards further forward and the offside trap failed who was going to catch Mane? May be Sakho should have dropped deeper with Can or Allen dropping in front of the defence to cover Mane’s pace may be?

          • That’s the risk you take with a high line….but it changes the entire set up of the game…things are more compact, they find it harder to attack.

      • When he used to relish the physical battle I could tolerate his lack of tactical awareness but 5’9 Sadio Mane absolutely bullied Skrtel today.

    2. “LFC conceded as many goals in one half with Skrtel in the team than in their previous 795 minutes without him, plus he gave away a penalty.”

      Make of that what you will….I’m too disgusted right now….

    3. Skrtl steps in and suddenly all the misery of last year is so painfuly regenerated! what a stark contrast to the joys of the last month with Sakho and Lovren!

    4. Skrtel was the obvious blunder, but not the only mistake Klopp made (after a flawless first half). Very slow to acknowledge that we were getting overwhelmed in the midfield. We should have switched the tiring Sturridge for Henderson by the 60 minute mark to regain control.

      Well, the good news is that we don’t have to keep track of the table anymore. Europa League it is!

    5. You could see the complacency dripping into the reds on 35 minutes when we were 2-0 up. Players started show-boating – starting to believe in their own publicity – not realising it takes several good seasons before you become a legend and not a a few good games.

    6. So Skrtle, since coming back from injury, has succeeded in: getting sent off in an U21s game, giving away a penalty, and was responsible for three goals in the 45 minutes he was on while not making even a single defensive contribution. Pleas get rid of him this summer.

    7. Very painful loss, doubly so since it was self-inflicted. A setback since we are showing the beginnings of consistency and spine.

      Uncharacteristic of Klopp to virtually paint himself into a corner, tactically speaking. Hooking Lovren at half-time before seeing what Koeman would do was a tad hasty, our commanding position notwithstanding. My take was that he was hooked to avoid a sending off rather than for fitness reasons. The ball-winning physicality of Wanyama was never countered. Henderson for Allen early, with Can also instructed to sit more, would have checked Wanyama’s match-changing dominance. With more of the ball won in central positions and pace out wide, it was clear we would not be as effective denying them crossing opportunites — the cornerstone of most of our control.

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