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Summary

  1. Benteke with superb header
  2. Mane bundles ball over on line
  3. Three draws for Reds under Klopp
  4. Southampton remain unbeaten away in league

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By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

STAT: #LFC's last nine games have finished: 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 3-2, 1-1, 1-1, 0-0, 1-1, 1-1.

STAT: #LFC's last nine games have finished: 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 3-2, 1-1, 1-1, 0-0, 1-1, 1-1.

'We showed great character'

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Jose Fonte of Southampton
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Southampton defender Jose Fonte: There wasn't much in the game and it was a pretty even match with not many chances, we had two in the first half from set-pieces. It was a great header from Christian Benteke but we showed we never give up and have that fighting spirit. 

"We are pleased to be unbeaten away from home and need to be hard to beat. If we can grind results away from home in tough places like this then win at home we can climb the table. 

"Coming back from 1-0 down at Anfield is always tough. We showed great character."

The FA Cup is back

Watch the best bits as Match of the Day goes mobile for the FA Cup fourth qualifying round at Altrincham v Chester here.

Radio 1Xtra's Nick Bright got an access all areas pass for the Cheshire derby on Saturday as the Robins progressed to the first round proper with a 1-0 victory over Chester.

Fans up and down the country joined in by sending their pictures, via #mobileMOTD.

Follow the first round draw on 26 October live on BBC Two, 19:00 GMT.

'Happy with a point'

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

More from Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "You like always more than a point, but to get more you have to get to your level and maybe we didn't do enough to win today. Of course if you are 1-0 down with 15 minutes left and you take a point you are happy.Were Liverpool there to be beaten today? Yes. But you have to take chances against big teams and create more. It was a good mentality and spirit in the team. I think it's a fair result.

"It was a great header by Christian Benteke and I'm not sure you can do much more. Mane was a little bit unlucky with the red card. Maybe it's easy to give a second yellow there.

"It's difficult to challenge the top four teams. Maybe at the moment we can be strong against them but if you talk the whole season that's different. We didn't lose in our away games and that's positive."

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I'll take the result, still early days for Klopp so an undefeated start is a good building block for Liverpool #bbcfootball

'We can change a lot of things'

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

More from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "We can change a lot of things if it's necessary but not all things will work from the start. If you are on something you are not 100 per cent better the next day. 

"It's not what you can change in a short time but what we can change and take into the next game. It's our situation so no problem. We can play Wednesday and that's our next chance."

Juergen Klopp
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'Football is not a fairytale'

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "Of course this moment is not the best moment in the week because we wasted a lot of energy. 

"Southampton haven't lost away from home so we had to work hard. You score the goal and you want to win, but it didn't happen tonight.

"Football is not a fairytale. Sometimes we write stories like this but it doesn't happen. You see these guys can play football, are technically strong and physically strong but you saw how big the disappointment after Southampton was. 

"It's only a goal, only a game of football! It's like it's the last thing in your life and we have to calm this down."

Suarez at the double

In La Liga, Luis Suarez grabs his second as Barcelona lead Eibar 2-1.

Live coverage here.

'We had a great reaction'

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Ronald Koeman
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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on BBC Sport: "We deserved at least one point but honestly it was not our best performance but we had a good reaction after going down to a great goal from Christian Benteke.

"Our defensive organisation is good, it is difficult to create chances against us.

"Teams like Liverpool, if they have a change in management, there is always a change in expectation. I know that, I have played for big teams and I know the expectation on the manager of Liverpool is always bigger than that of Southampton."

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Player reaction

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Christian Benteke
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Liverpool striker Christian Benteke: "As a striker you are always happy when you score but the important thing was getting three points. And we couldn't do that.

"We deserved to win. We showed a lot of good positive things.

"The manager brings something else, we need to play with a high intensity. We want to show him why we should play for Liverpool."

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A good result for both, just hope LFC fans recognise that klopps tactics will take time and that he's using a Rogers squad. #bbcfootball

Suarez on target

Luis Suarez
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Just to cheer you up Liverpool fans, Luis Suarez has scored for Barcelona. (Them were the days eh?)

Barca are behind held by Eibar though at the moment. Follow live coverage here.

'Red card was not deserved'

Player reaction

Sadio Mane is shown a red
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Southampton striker Sadio Mane: "Liverpool are a big team. For my red card it was two yellows cards. It was unfortunate and I am footballer so I will always say I didn't deserve it. The team works together and maybe I score the goal but it's important to get points for my team."

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse: "We showed great character, going 1-0 down. We dug in and got a deserved point. If we keep working hard on the training ground we'll get the results and the points. You can look at the Premier League table."

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

"It was a more open second half and Liverpool had spells where they took charge of the game, but they couldn't quite see the game out. They looked ropey defensively at times. But overall both managers will probably fairly happy. Klopp will have wanted that first win, while Ronald Koeman will be probably be happy."

FT: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Southampton stay above Liverpool on goal difference in the Premier League.

Premier League table
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FT: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Juergen Klopp
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A good coach never stops.

Jurgen Klopp is is straight on the pitch at Anfield and having a deep conversation with Lucas.

He disappears down the tunnel to good applause.

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Another draw for Jurgen Klopp. Three points from three matches now.

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Love the resilience and fight back from Southampton team. #bbcfootball

Maarten Stekelenburg
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Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

"It's really silly from Mane. He's been excellent today and run his legs in the ground. But to get sent of like that is not very clever."

RED CARD FOR SOUTHAMPTON

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is dismissed for a daft trip to Alberto Moreno. His first booking was just a few minutes ago. Boss Ronald Koeman is not happy with his man.

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Christian Benteke rises, nods the ball goal wards but Jordon Ibe can't get there.Corner Liverpool. Cleared.

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One has to admit, Liverpool has world class manager, but some of their players are bang on average. #bbcfootball

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Southampton almost nick it. Sadio Mane slips the ball into the penalty area but Graziano Pelle can only kick thin air as he misses the ball and falls over. Embarrassing. 

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

The delivery is cleared. Four minutes of added time signalled. The Kop roar.

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Can someone win this? Liverpool have a corner...

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

"It was a great goal by Christian Benteke but you have to say Southampton deserve to take something out of the game. A draw would probably be a fair result here."

Goal replay

Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Sadio Mane has scored five in his last five games in all competitions but Liverpool have to be disappointed with defending like that...  

Goal
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Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

"At 1-0 the question is can Liverpool see the game out? The answers is no. Nobody is marking Mane and he nods in."

Sadio Mane scores
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GOAL - Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane
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The Kop is silenced.

Jose Fonte flicks on a free-kick into the penalty area, Gaston Ramirez loops the ball back across goal and Sadio Mane bundles home at the far post.

Klopp waves his side back forward.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Jordan Ibe replaces Philippe Coutinho for Liverpool, to play just behind Christian Benteke.

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Jurgen Klopp said he will make Liverpool tough to beat and we are already seeing improvement at the back. #bbcfootball

Goal replay

Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

No player has scored more headed goals in the Premier League since 2013/14 than Christian Benteke (14, level with Olivier Giroud).

James Milner has assisted in his last three league games v Southampton (both games for City last season.)

Goal
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Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Southampton are almost level.

Steven Davis curls the ball invitingly into the box but the waiting Graziano Pelle and Ryan Betrand get in each other's way and the ball ends up back with Simon Mignolet.

Striker Gaston Ramirez on for Steven Davis.

Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

"What a brilliant header from Christian Benteke! This is a header to fit to win any football match. That was a magnificent header. It was just below the top corner, accurate and powerful."

Juergen Klopp celebrates
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GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Christian Benteke

Doesn't Jurgen Klopp love that...

James Milner swings the ball in from the right and Christian Benteke rises, hangs in the air, and powers a header into the top corner.

Klopp races down the touchline before leaping and punching the air.

Benteke
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SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

Jordie Clasie is replaced by Juanmi for Southampton. A forward for a midfielder. Do Southampton fancy this?

Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

Jose Fonte
Reuters

"Southampton have defended well. You have to credit Fonte and Van Dijk for the way they have handled Benteke since he came on. How many saves has Stekelenburg made? The answers is not many. I expected more from Liverpool going forward."