Southampton manager Ronald Koeman watched his team salvaged a point at Anfield in the latest league outing.
The 1-1 draw was a deserved result for the team, as they worked extremely hard throughout the 90 minutes to contain the Liverpool team that was trying to get in the first win under manager Jurgen Klopp. The German replaced Brendan Rodgers a fortnight ago, but he is yet to taste his first victory despite having played three matches in all competitions. All three games have finished as a draw and it was the case at Anfield.
For long periods of the game, Liverpool dominated possession but they were unable to find the decisive breakthrough. They had to wait until the 77th minute when summer signing Christian Benteke scored what looked to be the winner for much of the game.Mané had other ideas after a cropper with the equaliser with four minutes of normal time remaining. However, there were some nervous moments for Southampton afterMané became the villain with a second yellow card in injury time. Southampton, though, held on for a point that sees them keep their place above Liverpool in the table.
Southampton are ahead of Liverpool in the league table on goal difference. The team remains in with a shout to qualify for the Europa league.”Of course I’m happy about the final 1-1. We knew it would be a difficult game. There were not a lot of chances for Liverpool or for us. It was a hard game and maybe one goal would have decided the victory for one of the two teams. But we showed great character after going 1-0 down. It was a good reaction from the team and we scored to make it 1-1. That was a great moment,” said the Dutchman after the game.