It was a game of little positives for the Reds.
Martin Skrtel looked lost on his comeback to the Liverpool defence. Luis Suarez had a frustrating afternoon being kept out of the game by a strong Saints defence and uncreative Liverpool midfield. Brad Jones again filled in for Pepe Reina, who is out injured.
Liverpool’s only goal came minutes before half time when Philippe Coutinho slotted home a lose ball from close range.
The result, along with Everton victory earlier in the day against Manchester City, sees the Reds slip back down to seventh in the league. Arsenal also won to create a gap between the top 6 and Liverpool.
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