Liverpool strolled to a convincing 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield to make it six Premier League wins from six, and seven in a row in all competitions.
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
Premier League, Anfield
September 22, 2018
Goals: Hoedt OG 10′, Matip 21′, Salah 45+3′
It was a routine victory in the end, with Southampton offering little by way of resistance to a Liverpool side who march on towards a testing set of fixtures against Chelsea.
The goals all came in the first half, with Xherdan Shaqiri influential throughout his 45-minute showing, forcing Wesley Hoedt’s opening own goal and laying on Mohamed Salah‘s strike with a brilliant free-kick.
Joel Matip netted on his first start of the season in between those two goals, towering over the 6’7″ Jannik Vestergaard to crash a header home.
Liverpool have won their first seven games of the campaign for the first time in history, and here’s how supporters saw this 3-0 victory on Twitter, Facebook and our forums.
Plenty were impressed with Shaqiri on his full debut…
Impressive 45 from Shaqiri today, offered loads in that advanced midfield role. Took up some really good positions, always positive on the ball and had a hand in two goals. Plenty more to come from him. Hope he starts again in mid week vs Chelsea.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) September 22, 2018
What a MOTM performance from Shaqiri on his first start. Was the catalyst today providing the opening goal via an own goal and unlucky to hit the crossbar with Salah following afterwards. Worked his socks off with a tireless performance with freedom in the first half. pic.twitter.com/NllEPape0d
— Samue (@SamueILFC) September 22, 2018
Never mind Fabinho, Shaqiri might well push one of the mid 3 out of a spot. What a signing he looks. Klopp is harbouring that potential he showed for so long. MOTM so far imo
— Jez (@YourMateJez) September 22, 2018
“Shaq is a beast.”
– Gemel Bautista on Facebook.
– Daniel Sturridge came in against PSG and scored.
– Xherdan Shaqiri came in against Southampton and got two assists.
– Joel Matip came in against Southampton and scored.
Finally, we’ve got some squad depth.
— Matt (@FalseFMatt) September 22, 2018
Salah was applauded after ending his ‘goal drought’…
For a player that people saying is having a bad start, @MoSalah is freaking brilliant ?????
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) September 22, 2018
Salah scores on the stroke of halftime. Get him back in your fantasy teams, folks.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 22, 2018
Take at look at the Match of the Day highlights later. You'll see genuine joy from his team-mates for Salah when he scores. From him too, naturally…but they're all so invested in him doing well, which is a sign of unity in this squad. #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) September 22, 2018
“One season wonder” Mo Salah has 1 more goal or assists than after 7 games last season
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) September 22, 2018
“I just love Mo’s smile, he makes my day.”
– Maria on the forums.
Yessss @MoSalah scored..#LIVSOU
— Mido (@midoahm) September 22, 2018
Nothing makes me happier than Mo Salah's smile ????
— Daoud (@DaoudZafar) September 22, 2018
Mohamed Salah has now scored 30 goals in 31 games at Anfield across all competitions since joining Liverpool.
King of the Kop. ? pic.twitter.com/be34iNbVeY
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 22, 2018
And the Reds’ historic seventh win was marked in style!
Liverpool have won their first seven games of the season in all competitions for the first time EVER. ? pic.twitter.com/wOVolnHuVY
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) September 22, 2018
seven wins from seven games and Liverpool have maybe hit 75% of their potential
— nate (@natefc) September 22, 2018
“I’m having a hard time getting used to watching us win all these games. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
– pottymonster on the forums.
This season is just SO MUCH FUN! What a manager, what a team. We honestly have rockstars in every position, top to bottom, and they have such comradery and spirit. I'm giddy with excitement!
— Erin Mc (@ErinNYC75) September 22, 2018
“Back on top….Should of scored more…But well done to shaqiri ,and matip for filling in for gomez and mane, Now for chelski…..twice.”
– Nik Reece on Facebook.
Good win of the boys clean sheet keep the level up in to the next game @LFC ??? pic.twitter.com/c2k55ADMfl
— John Achterberg (@1JohnAchterberg) September 22, 2018
Another dominant performance from Liverpool without the need to get out of third gear. 6 from 6 in the league, with 14 scored and only 2 conceded – can’t to see what 4th and 5th gear look like.
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) September 22, 2018
“This is the most promising squad since 08/09 season.
“Every player working hard and covering for each other. YNWA”
– Mihir Ghate on Facebook.
This side makes 3-0 wins look and feel very ho-hum, run of the mill affairs. We might not win the league, but Klopp has put together a hell of a side and we should enjoy every second of the ride.
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) September 22, 2018