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Liverpool subs: Kelleher, Thiago, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaz, Robertson, Origi, Williams.
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Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Gomez, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Elliott, Firmino.
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Southampton subs: Caballero, Romeu, Long, A. Armstrong, Adams, S. Armstrong, Djenepo, Bednarek, Valery.
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Southampton starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Stephens, Salisu, Tella, Ward-Prowse, Diallo. Redmond, Broja, Elyounoussi.
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Liverpool won the FA Cup on penalties against Chelsea on Saturday to make it two trophies this season. Their last league matches saw a 1-1 draw with Tottenham and a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
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Southampton are in poor form with seven losses in 10 league matches. They lost 3-0 away to Brentford in their last match.
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Welcome to live coverage of the EPL match between Southampton and Liverpool, kickoff at 8.45PM UK time at St. Mary's Stadium.
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Kickoff! 0-0. We get moving at St. Mary's in this must win match for the Reds.
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Liverpool have made a good start with a high ball possession share. Saints are sitting back thus far.
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BLOCK! Milner strikes a shot from good approach play. Stephens is the one who got a block on the effort.
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Konate is down for Liverpool, a knock to the head. He is okay to keep going.
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SAVE! Broja makes a good run into space. He dribbles past Matip but Alisson saves with his legs. It looked like more of a cross than a shot.
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GOAL, SOUTHAMPTON! REDMOND, 1-0! The home team score first. Redmond runs clear on the left and shoots home via a deflection. Great strike. Klopp is upset and wanted a freekick earlier in the move. Southampton 1-0 Liverpool.
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Nearly a chance for Liverpool. Jota onto a through ball in the area, well cleared by Lyanco.
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BLOCK! Saints block two shots in a row. Tsimikas had the second strike, charged down well.
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NO GOAL! Firmino heads home a freekick, fine header across goal. Offside was called, correct decision.
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Jones takes a shot for Liverpool from the edge of the 18-area. A weak attempt, McCarthy is not tested by it.
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Not much going on so far. Southampton holding strong at the back but Liverpool are a threat.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL! MINAMINO, 1-1! The Reds are level. Gomez to Jota to Minamino, he smashes it near post into the top corner past the goalie McCarthy. Southampton 1-1 Liverpool.
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SAVE! Jota with a blocked shot then Milner with a strike, parried clear by McCarthy in the Southampton goal.
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Liverpool putting the pressure on. Tsimikas cross is blocked then a Milner delivery is well caught by the keeper.
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CHANCE! Firmino is alive to a low cross, puts it into an area but Ward-Prowse is tracking to clear over his own crossbar.
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The Reds totally on top even with all the changes they made. 71% possession share and nine shots thus far.
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WIDE! Cheap giveaway by Saints man Diallo. Firmino pounces, his shot is sent over the bar though.
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Saints are camped in their own half. Both Liverpool centre backs are playing in the Southampton half.
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A long spell of 'Pool pressure ends with a loose Jones pass. Loads of ball near the Saints box but no final ball just yet.
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Half time! 1-1. A good game so far, Liverpool totally on top. Maybe a concern if Gomez can out for the second half. Southampton 1-1 Liverpool.
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+2' Gomez down for Liverpool in pain. Ankle injury on the face of it.
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The fourth official shows two added minutes.
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Sub, Liverpool: Gomez off, Henderson on. Milner to right back.
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Kickoff! 1-1. The second stanza is underway.
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CHANCE! Tsimikas with great play to cross low, it reaches Jota in the box. He shoots on the turn but just wide of the post.
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Foul by Milner on Broja, high foot. Freekick chance for Ward-Prowse, the best around at these.
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Block! Ward-Prowse shoots but strikes it into the wall.
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WIDE! Liverpool are pushing hard. Firmino finds Elliott but he puts a chip just wide of goal.
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The away team are stepping it up now, they want this win. Klopp must be considering bringing on Diaz.
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WIDE! It's Jones now to try a shot for Liverpool but he sends it wide from a Firmino pass.
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Sub, Liverpool: Elliott off, Origi on.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL! MATIP, 1-2! Tsimikas with the corner, it's half cleared and Matip diverts it into the net. Pinball in the area but Klopp won't care. Southampton 1-2 Liverpool.
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Milner is down, he got stamped on by Broja. The veteran should be able to run that off.
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Subs, Southampton: Romeu and Stuart Armstrong on, Tella and Diallo go off.
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Yellow, Southampton. Stephens goes into the book, he caught Origi.
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Liverpool just controlling things now, passing it around to wind down the clock. Southampton look low energy.
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Wasteful from Liverpool. Jones with the lovely dribble, passes to Minamino but his pass to Milner forces a poor cross from the right back. Milner gives his teammate a mouthful.
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Not much is happening. Southampton don't seem to have belief in coming back.
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Sub, Liverpool: Firmino off, Keita on.
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Sub, Southampton: Adams on, Broja on.
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Origi wins it off Lyanco high up but a foul is given. Not much contact there.
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Liverpool are keeping it for fun. No sign of Southampton's famous pressing game.
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WIDE! Tsimikas corner from the left, Konate up high but can't keep the header down.
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WIDE! Terrible kick by McCarthy. Jones has it on the edge of the 18-area, it deflects wide for a corner.
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SAVE! Redmond sees a gap and goes into it for Saints. Powerful shot which Alisson parries and then catches second time of asking.
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Full time. 1-2. Liverpool get the win and the title race goes to the final day. Minamino and Matip got the key goals in a deserved win. Southampton 1-2 Liverpool.
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+2' More Saints pressure. S. Armstrong with two crosses and Konate is twice there to clear it.
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Three minutes time added here.
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Southampton are finishing strong. A long spell of ball with crosses coming into the area from Walker-Peters and Salisu. It ends with a corner it seems but a soft freekick given to Liverpool instead.
Southampton
Liverpool
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Goal Scorers
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13' Redmond Na...
27' Minamino T...
67' Matip Joel
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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McCarthy Alex
Walker-Pete...
Evangelista...
Stephens Jack
Ward-Prowse...
Redmond Nathan
Broja Armando
Salisu Moh...
Tella Nathan
Elyounoussi...
Diallo Ibra...
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Becker Alisson
Konate Ibra...
Milner James
Firmino Rob...
Gomez Joseph
Jones Curtis
Minamino Ta...
Jota Diogo
Tsimikas Ko...
Matip Joel
Elliott Harvey
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Reserves
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Armstrong S...
Romeu Oriol
Bednarek Jan
Caballero W...
Armstrong Adam
Long Shane ...
Adams Che
Djenepo Moussa
Valery Yan
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Alcantara T...
Oxlade-Cham...
Origi Divock
Keïta Naby ...
Henderson J...
Robertson A...
Kelleher Ca...
Diaz Luis
Williams Rhys