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Summary

  1. Liverpool back on top of Premier League
  2. Two goals in final 10 minutes put them above Man City
  3. Liverpool had trailed to early Long strike
  4. Salah scores 50th PL goal for Reds

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Clutch team?

    Liverpool have scored 20 goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, more than any other side.

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    A stat that basically means nothing but here you go...

    Mohamed Salah has become the second player in Premier League history to score in his first three matches on a Friday. Thierry Henry scored in all four of his.

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    Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to Sky Sports: "[It was] special to get goal number 50 – after nine games. Not at all [did he consider passing for his goal]. As a striker you need to score. I made my decision to shoot."

  4. 'Teams are coming where we must take the points

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl told BBC Sport: "We saw a very interesting game today. Our team scored very early so it was a long way to the end to get a point or three.

    "We showed it is not so easy if we have a plan and surprise them and can cause problems against the big teams. They know this, believe in this and the guys showed up.

    "There was a crucial chance for Shane Long for 2-0 and then it would be very interesting, they were struggling at that point. Then we would have had a chance for a point.

    "Their first goal was offside and the second we did not react well. We can not make such a mistake from this position. They have a counter from our shot and it was too easy. We showed in the second half we are brave and we wanted to win the game.

    "We have to pay attention and not fear the moment. The team believes, that is important, and know now that teams are coming where we must take the points."

  5. 'We will always be dangerous'

    Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk told BBC Sport: "I do enjoy it, obviously I do not like conceding but we showed character and came here for the three points.

    "We kept going in the second half and they did not have a sniff apart from a couple of set pieces that is credit to us.

    "We are trying to break teams down, they play a 5-4-1 formation against us and when we lose the ball they are trying to counter-attack us.

    "We have to be patient, there will be opportunities to go through them and no team can keep going for 90 minutes. With the quality we have, we will always be dangerous."

  6. Inevitable turnaround at 1-0?

    Liverpool have won 16 points from losing positions this season, the most in the division.

    Southampton have now lost 23 points from leading positions, more than anyone else.

  7. 'Wow, what a goal'

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to BBC Sport: "I knew it would be difficult. Southampton have been well organised. We scored two wonderful goals.

    "The season is intense for everyone. You have an opportunity to make really good changes – Milner and Henderson helped. They were aggressive in a really important way. You could see them pushing the boys.

    "Southampton had to suffer in the second half because of the first-half tempo. Difficult away game, 3-1 is a perfect result.

    "What a goal [from Salah]. He couldn’t pass because Firmino couldn't get into the right position. The defender could not concentrate on Mo. Wow, what a goal. A good moment. Naby Keita's first goal for the club in a crucial moment."

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    More from Ralph Hasenhuttl: "You always want to be aware of their quality, their good crosses and they deserved to win against us in the end, they have the better team but we can be proud of our team.

    "If you take the lead after five minutes, you are going in the right direction. We tried to press higher and it was not easy for them to create chances. We lost the ball two, three times before for their first goal, we tried to minimise that in midfield and for a long time it worked well but not the whole time.

    "There is still a way to go but if you are a sportsman you are always frustrated if you are not winning. Not many have won against them this season, we had chances."

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    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl told Sky Sports: "It does not feel good, the guys are frustrated and they showed a very good performance but it is a long way to go if you score after five minutes against a team of this quality.

    "It would be interesting if we got the second one, Shane Long had a good chance and they looked surprised against us. 1-1 was offside, so it is a pity. You need a perfect game against such a team and you have that if you do not make it so easy in the final 10 minutes."

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    Mike Skeates: Where are the Henderson haters now? His (and Milner's) introduction added some much needed energy. He then got an assist for the second goal and scored the goal that sealed it. Excellent performance from the captain and the team. All that matters is the win.

    Paul: I can't understand why people criticise Henderson. He would be in my team every week. If he hadn't missed the last three games in 2014 I'm convinced we would have won the title as he was so reliable in that run in.

  11. 'It is about fighting'

    Southampton 1-3 Liverpool

    More from Jurgen Klopp: "A few boys need treatment tomorrow, the performance was not top level but it is about fighting. People want us to play like Manchester City, we are unable to do that, we play our own football. We have 82 points now, that is massive in this crazy league and everyone is waiting for us. I am really proud. It is incredible.

    "We had to be more lively, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum were struggling with the intensity of the season. Jordan Henderson came on and brought aggressiveness, verbal aggressiveness, we had direction again after that.

    "We have to work for it, the moment will come but all three goals were brilliant. It is nice for Naby Keita to score the first to show Southampton it will not be easy for them. After that we controlled it more. It was good, I liked it.

    "It is a difficult year for everybody, you need to have 70-75 points for the Champions League and 90-something for the the title. We are in the race and that is nice."

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    Southampton 1-3 Liverpool

    Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells Sky Sports: "It was brilliant, I told the boys we have a good mentality among us.

    "We were well organised, high pressed, being everywhere, but each ball they cleared was almost a counter, we have to adjust that. They scored a nice goal, not world-class defending but we stayed calm.

    "[We] work for the moment, not wait for the moment. After 1-1 at half-time, we went again, the game calmed down then was decided with two outstanding counter-attacking goals. Mo Salah could not pass for his goal, go, go, go and world-class finish. I am really happy with the performance, we knew it would be difficult so winning here is not easy but we did it."

  13. 'We've got to win every game'

    Southampton 1-3 Liverpool

    Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson to Sky Sports: "It was very big. Every game is massive. We’ve got to win every game. I thought we showed great character in the first half.

    "It was a big performance in the second half and a big result. I haven’t got in those positions often this season because I’ve been in a deeper role. The manager felt I could get in the final third positions more."

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    Mohamed Salah is the eighth player to score 50 Premier League goals for Liverpool, after Robbie Fowler (128), Steven Gerrard (120), Michael Owen (118), Luis Suarez (69), Fernando Torres (65), Dirk Kuyt (51) and Daniel Sturridge (50).

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    Jordan Henderson has now scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 Premier League seasons.

    Daniel Sturridge, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey are the only other players to have done so.

    I would have done that as a quiz question but to be honest I don't think there's any chance anyone would have guessed those three.

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    Aaron: Even if we ultimately lose the title to Manchester City, I think it'd be an easier pill to swallow than 13/14 where we just completely capitulated. This season there's fight, grit and a never say die attitude that does the whole LFC family proud.

    Sali Dukas: At some point, you’ve got to say this Liverpool team are “Resilient” Happy but stressed with this title race.

    Chris In Orpington: Liverpool now near guaranteed to break 90 points. City also. Surely that will be the first time ever 90 points won't be enough to win the league?

    Klopp and van Dijk
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    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Reactions tell me everything. Jurgen Klopp said he knew Southampton were in good form. I thought this would be one of their big tests.

    Apart from the Everton last-minute goal, I haven’t seen celebrations like this from Liverpool this season. That’s what Mo Salah is about – turning up in the big moments.

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    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 Live commentator at St Mary's

    Cometh the moment, cometh the Mo.

    Mohamed Salah
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    Liverpool are now top of the Premier League by two points from Manchester City -with five games to go.City have a game in hand though.

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