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Mike Henson

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    Southampton 3-2 Liverpool

    The players at full-time

    Southampton 3-2 Liverpool

    Christian Benteke goes down in a penalty-box wrestle with Virgil van Dijk. 

    No dice says Roger East.


    Southampton 3-2 Liverpool

    Four minutes of injury time as Victor Wanyama heads to the corner flag.

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    Southampton 3-2 Liverpool

    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The game has become so open. Southampton put an extra man in midfield, all of a sudden Liverpool go to a 4-4-2 and the game has turned on its head.

    "Mane has been fantastic, he has made such a difference and you can see why he is so coveted by other clubs."

  5. GOAL - Southampton 3-2 Liverpool

    Sadio Mane

    Sadio Mane scores for Southampton

    St Mary's delirous, the away end disbelieving.

    Simon Mignolet's clearance had height but no distance and the ball was worked to Sadio Mane to apply a pinpoint finish low into the far corner.

    Surely that is game, set and match Saints?

  6. GOAL - Southampton 2-2 Liverpool

    Graziano Pelle

    Graziano Pelle celebrates his goal

    Graziano Pelle just bullied one Liverpool centre-back - winning a header high above Martin Skrtel - before returning to earth to bemuse another - Mamadou Sakho - to buy a yard of space for a shot 20 yards out.

    It's deadly. Bottom corner. Mignolet powerless and that is parity.

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    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool look like they are dipping for the line already.

    Slow passing build-up, walking through quicksand as they prepare to take free-kicks or throw-ins.

  8. CLOSE!

    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    What a chance to seal it!

    Adam Lallana nicks the ball in midfield, springs Christian Benteke, but the Liverpool substitute striker looks short of form and confidence as he duffs a finish narrowly wide of the far post when clean through on Fraser Forster.

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    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    Inside the final twenty minutes and Liverpool's fans are rather wistfully and wishfully chanting the name of Luis Suarez.

    That will not be their final change.

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    Ash:  As a Liverpool fan, this game is now starting to get uncomfortably open.


    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge comes off

    Liverpool also make a change with Christian Benteke on to replace Daniel Sturridge who has slowed up markedly in the second half.


    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    James Ward Prowse replace Oriol Romeu in the Southampton midfield in Ronald Koeman's third and final change.

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    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    Nathaniel Clyne gets forward to make the extra man and neat snappy passing from Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho find him in a pocket of space in the box.

    His low shot is slow and central though and Fraser Forster gobbles up.

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    Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is poor play from Mamadou Sakho, he lets Mane turn, does not get close to him, it is really poor defending."

  15. GOAL - Southampton 1-2 Liverpool

    Sadio Mane

    Sadio Mane scores for Southampton

    It has been brewing.

    Liverpool give away the ball in midfield as Steven Davis buzzes around like an angry wasp.

    Graziano Pelle slides a neat little pass to Sadio Mane who stands up Mamadou Sakho, knocks the ball past him, beats him in a two-yard foot race and finally fires powerfully across Simon Mignolet.

    Game on.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

     "Victor Wanyama has made a massive difference. All of a sudden the game has shut down for Liverpool, Where as before it was such an open game."  

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Another cross and again the Liverpool goal is living a charmed life.

    Virgil van Dijk meets a deep delivery at the far stick and directs the ball back through the six-yard box.

    Sadio Mane stretches closest, but no-one can get a touch.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Hearts in mouths in the Liverpool defence as Simon Mignolet comes for a cross and u-turns halfway through his journey. Graziano Pelle cannot punish him, directing a header just wide.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool with some more intelligent probing - it is like having the world's best prostate doctor at you.

    But Emre Can cannot connect cleanly as he attempts to sweep Adam Lallana's threaded pass goalwards.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool seem to have been stirred by that let-off.

    They suddenly look lively up front with Divock Origi rattling in a decent effort from a tight angle that Fraser Forster beats away and Adam Lallana almost finds Joe Allen with an audacious little scooped through ball.