Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: Struggling post-Suarez

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: Struggling post-Suarez 0
Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: Struggling post-Suarez 0

Sturridge (right) scored the decisive goal to help Liverpool win the match.

Liverpool had a smooth start to the new season with the first three points won at home at Anfield.

Having lost Suarez, the Red Brigade still has the `SAS duo`: Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge, who brought two goals to Liverpool on the opening day.

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: Struggling post-Suarez

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

Against Southampton, Liverpool played two halves with different styles, but none of them reminded fans of the image of a reigning runner-up playing with fire.

Coach Rodgers did not create many changes in the starting lineup by only fielding two rookies: Dejan Lovren and Manquillo, both playing in defense.

In the 23rd minute, Sturridge dropped deep to attract the away team’s midfielder. Henderson won the ball in the middle of the field and threw a smart long pass, creating immense space for Sterling to use his speed to exploit.

This was the only ball that Southampton defenders neglected in the first half.

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: Struggling post-Suarez

Sterling was the best player in the match with a goal and an assist.

10 minutes after the break, Liverpool conceded a goal from a combination play from Southampton.

In the following minutes, Southampton completely pressured the home team.

The midfield couldn’t hold the ball, coach Rodgers took Lucas out to rest, allowing Joe Allen to come on.

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton: Struggling post-Suarez

Davis missed a good opportunity, Schneiderlin shot against the bar, causing Southampton to lose the match.

The away team did not give up hope after being behind.

Having wasted the opportunity, Koeman and his team blamed themselves for not being able to get a point.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson, Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas (Allen 63), Sterling, Coutinho (Lambert 76), Sturridge.

Goals: Sterling 23, Sturridge 79.

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Tadic (Long 73), Ward-Prowse, S Davis (Isgrove 82), Pelle.

Goals: Clyne 56.

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