Liverpool Beat Southampton To Keep Champions League Hopes Alive

Liverpool Beat Southampton To Keep Champions League Hopes Alive

Liverpool continued keeping their hopes alive with a top-four finish in the EPL as Thiago Alcantara, and Sadio Mane closed the weekend with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men rose above Tottenham in sixth place thanks to Sadio Mane’s first-half header and Silva’s first goal in Anfield in the final moments. This was the first victory for Liverpool over their last four games in all competitions, leaving them six points behind Leicester ahead of their last game to qualify for Champions League next season.


 

This was Liverpool’s second league victory at Anfield over their last 11 matches. According to coach Jurgen Klopp, his team had to remain strong during the game, and scoring the second goal came as a big relief for them. Klopp also revealed he only believes in putting in the work for the win and putting a strong fight for the three points.

 

Liverpool is set to travel to Old Trafford on Thursday to face the second-placed Manchester United in a crucial attempt to catch Leicester. Nigerians can wager on this match on the top betting sites at bettors.ng, like Liverpool, strives to defeat the red devils in this exciting match.

 

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The team will be delighted to salvage their troubled campaign for a place in the top four after their failed defense for the title they secured last season. For that, Liverpool will probably need to secure a win in their last four games, hoping that Leicester and West Ham stumble in their final games.  While the race might seem impossible for Liverpool, Klopp believes the game is only hard, but his men will give it their best shot to get somewhere.

 

Liverpool has had a rough season this year, failing to defend their league title strongly. Similarly, Southampton has had a tough season, standing only 10 points over the relegation zone, with only four games. Since losing to Liverpool in January, the team has lost 13 out of 17 games, recording the lowest points and conceding the most goals in the EPL this year.

 

Nerves Settled

While Manchester City’s defeat by Chelsea means that Liverpool is still the reigning champions, the Reds don’t look anything like the marauding machine they were last season. Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster remained busy with Salah and Diogo Jota saves, although Liverpool looked relentless even with Southampton attacks.

 

Liverpool made the most during the last minutes, with Salah hoisted the ball inside the box and Mane went for the header. Fortunately for them, Nathan Teller wasted a chance to equalize minutes before halftime when his header went straight to Alisson.

 

Jota forced a save from Forster after halftime, while Alisson was fortunate on the other end by clearing a ball to Adams. Mane had a disallowed goal, but Silva settled the issue by threading a shot In the corner. These results kept Liverpool’s hopes for the Champions League alive, although they have their work cut for them as they’re currently sitting on 57 points.

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