Premier League: Liverpool defeated Southampton FC
Liverpool have also won their second game in the new Premier League season. The team of coach Jürgen Klopp won 2-1 (1-0) at Southampton FC through the strong points of Sadio Mané (45. + 1 minute) and Roberto Firmino (71.). For the trained by Ralph Hasenhüttl Southampton former Liverpool Danny Ings met after a mistake by goalkeeper Adrián (83) Liverpool had much more trouble than in the 4-1 opening win against Norwich City, Southampton managed despite some chances but only one goal.
After Liverpool goalkeeper Adrián was injured by a fan in his ankle in the Uefa Supercup final (5: 4 against E. Chelsea), his appearance against Southampton seemed uncertain. But the replacement of the injured Alisson Becker could play - and initially proved to be a strong backing.
Southampton starts more dangerous
Liverpool controlled the ball in the opening stages, but the more dangerous chances came Southampton. After a corner kick, former Gladbach player Jannik Vestergaard missed a shot from his team-mate Che Adams from close range to extend the lead (18 '). Shortly thereafter Liverpool's keeper shone: After a corner kick, Maya Yoshida prevailed in the header duel against Virgil van Dijk, but Adrián parried the attempt from close range (21).
A few minutes before the break, it was again a high ball that put Liverpool in distress. However, Adams put his header just over the crossbar ten meters after Oriol Romeu's cross (38 '). Southampton were in for a chance, but Liverpool scored the goal just before half-time: Mané dribbled past the left corner of the box and hit the right corner from 16 yards (45 '+ 1').
The reigning Champions League winner began the second half more powerfully and came through James Milner (55) and Mohamed Salah (56) equal to good chances. Roberto Firmino had the biggest opportunity of the Reds when, just after a cross from Mané, he missed the ball just a few meters wide on the right (65 '). A little later he did better. Mané won the ball in pressing against Jan Bednarek and served Firmino in the center. He hit the ball from 16 meters down the left to make it 2-0 (71.).
Southampton scored the only goal just before the end: Liverpool's goalkeeper had the ball on his own fiver and played a pass directly into the feet of Ings, who easily scored to make it 1: 2 (83 '). Only three minutes later, Ings had even the equalizer on the foot, but hit the ball after a cross pass but not right (86.).
Southampton FC - Liverpool FC 1: 2 (0: 1)
0: 1 Sadio Mané (45. + 1)
0: 2 Roberto Firmino (71)
1: 2 Danny Ings (83.)
Southampton: Gunn - Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard - Valery, Ward Prowse, Oriol Romeu (64th Ings), Höjbjerg, Bertrand (77th Djénépo) - Adams (68th Armstrong), Redmond
Liverpool FC: Adrián - Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Virgil, Robertson - Oxlade-Chamberlain (89th Henderson), Wijnaldum, Milner (74th Fabinho) - Salah (79th Origi), Firmino, Mané
Yellow cards: Romeu, Djénépo / Alexander-Arnold