Liverpool’s dangerous type continued as their 1-Zero defeat at Southampton consigned them to a 3rd straight match and not using a win.
It was a well-known face who scored the decisive aim with Danny Ings excellently lobbing Alisson Becker inside the primary two minutes.
The champions had been off the tempo all through the St Mary’s conflict, registering only one shot on the right track.
However one participant who notably had an evening to overlook was Trent Alexander-Arnold, with a horror stat rising concerning the Reds right-back.
Alexander-Arnold gave the ball away 38 instances which is greater than another Premier League participant has executed in a match this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are nonetheless high of the desk however they’ve performed another match than second-placed Manchester United, who they’re degree on factors with.
Alexander-Arnold was hauled off within the 77th minute following his horror present, which acquired off to the worst doable begin as Ings scored after Saints caught the England star napping.
Ings acquired aim aspect of his former teammate, latching onto James Ward-Prowse’s fast free-kick earlier than brilliantly looping the ball over the onrushing Alisson along with his left foot.
The error can be seen as very in contrast to Alexander-Arnold, nonetheless, talkSPORT’s Dean Ashton noticed this coming as he highlighted a ‘an actual challenge’ in Liverpool’s defence final month.
“Trent Alexander Arnold and Joel Matip have gotten an actual challenge,” Ashton stated throughout Liverpool’s 7-Zero win at Crystal Palace.
“Clearly Trent needs to push ahead and be that outlet on the fitting hand aspect, however Ebere Eze and Wilfried Zaha are actually hugging that proper hand aspect, interchanging positions and making an attempt to get a two-vs-one towards the full-back and Matip isn’t coming throughout notably shortly.
“Alexander-Arnold, so typically his physique place isn’t nice, he very a lot watches the ball slightly than the person and might be caught time and time once more in these positions.
“That’s the slight distinction between Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
“Robertson can odor hazard extra, he acquired again into cowl to assist Fabinho quite a bit. I don’t suppose that’s an actual detriment to Alexander-Arnold, he’s nonetheless very younger and I feel he’ll enhance. I feel he wants assist.”
Liverpool had loads of time to reply however hardly ever threatened. Mohamed Salah headed Sadio Mane’s cross simply over on the stroke of half time whereas Mane headed a nook from the left over within the last minute of the match.
Their solely shot on the right track got here within the 74th minute as Mane’s scuffed effort was comfortably saved by Southampton’s stand-in stopper Fraser Forster.
Though the house aspect sat again whereas Liverpool dominated possession, Southampton seemed the extra more likely to rating with substitute Nathan Tella curling simply extensive whereas Yan Valery’s shot by Alisson’s legs lacked the required oomph to roll into the web.