Southampton boss Pellegrino: Stephens stepping up thanks to Van Dijk sale

Southampton boss Pellegrino: Stephens stepping up thanks to Van Dijk sale

Gary Lineker questioned Southampton's defending for Mohamed Salah's 22nd league goal after the Liverpool FC summer signing helped the Reds to secure a comfortable 2-0 win at St Mary's.

Klopp will be facing a Southampton side for the ninth time since becoming Liverpool's manager in October 2015 and has only recorded two wins against them.

Liverpool's signing of Van Dijk was a huge high point, as the team's defence was causing Jurgen Klopp and their fans all sorts of nightmares, so when the Dutchman scored the victor in the Merseyside derby in the FA Cup third round he was an instant hero.

By contrast, Liverpool moved back above Tottenham Hotspur into third and to within two points of bitter rivals Manchester United in second following the Red Devils defeat at Newcastle earlier on Sunday.

"We will try to win the next game and until the end we will be there".




Salah turned provider in the sixth minute when he picked out Roberto Firmino in the Southampton penalty area and the Brazilian calmly slotted past Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

"I enjoyed it a lot", Van Dijk said.

"Doing the right things in the right moments, reacting in a good way in the second half to a few things we didn't do too well in the first half, and scoring fantastic goals".

Liverpool, who featured three former Southampton players in their starting line-up and also brought on former Saints Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren late on, were in total control.

The pace that Liverpool have could cause a real issue for out back-line with Salah reeking havoc in the reverse fixture! I don't think nine points from Arsenal is enough to have rest but it is nine points.

Related Articles

  • Apple investigating exploding AirPod claim

    Apple investigating exploding AirPod claim

    About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. Speaking to local news station News Channel Eight, he added: 'It's the craziest thing I ever went through.
    What Happened With Intel's Opening Ceremony Drone Light Show?

    What Happened With Intel's Opening Ceremony Drone Light Show?

    You might remember a similar spectacle at Lady Gaga's 2017 Super Bowl half-time show, but that only involved about 300 drones. The athletes, dignitaries, and spectators at the stadium in Pyeongchang never got to see the drone show.
    3 officers shot, 1 suspect dead in Georgia

    3 officers shot, 1 suspect dead in Georgia

    But while trying to serve the warrant, an altercation broke out, according to the sheriff, and all three officers were shot. The suspect in the incident is dead. "Police officers don't get paid enough for what they have to do", Wade Corley said.
  • Former Hibs' midfielder Liam Miller dies from cancer aged 36

    Former Hibs' midfielder Liam Miller dies from cancer aged 36

    File image of Liam Milelr. "We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely hard time". "So very sad. He was a quiet, unassuming young man and was popular with everyone at Carrington.
    Two soldiers, terrorists killed as fidayeen storm army camp in Jammu

    Two soldiers, terrorists killed as fidayeen storm army camp in Jammu

    The schools in the close vicinity were closed down and traffic was diverted to the bypass road by the local authorities. The operation will continue till all the militants part of the fidayeen attack are apprehended or killed, he added.
    The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (How To Watch Online)

    The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (How To Watch Online)

    McIlroy was four-under through 15 holes before suffering a bogey on the 16th, when his wayward drive finished in a waste area. Among the big names ominously poised were Dustin Johnson (five-under), Rory McIlroy (four-under) and John Rahm (four-under).
  • Good Economy Boosts Trump to Highest Rating in Seven Months

    Good Economy Boosts Trump to Highest Rating in Seven Months

    Seven in 10 American voters, 70%, say the United States economy is excellent or good - the best mark on this question since 2001. That's up 10 points from a 35% approval rating on this topic just before the GOP's sweeping tax reform legislation passed.
    Canada shed 88000 jobs in January

    Canada shed 88000 jobs in January

    Despite the drop, Ontario's unemployment edged down ever so slightly (to 5.5 per cent) as 54,800 people left the labour force. She cited the full-time job gain, faster wages and a low unemployment rate as signs of a resilient labor market.
    Black Panther Is Now Certified Fresh On Rotten Tomatoes

    Black Panther Is Now Certified Fresh On Rotten Tomatoes

    Best-known as a Spider-Man villain, Kraven's MO is to go after superheroes with animal names and mount their heads on his wall. Reactions to the Black Panther soundtrack have been overwhelmingly positive on Twitter.
  • Red Gerard's hometown Rocky River celebrates gold medal win

    Red Gerard's hometown Rocky River celebrates gold medal win

    Gerard , who at 17 was the youngest competitor in the field, had been sitting in last place after his first two runs. Red Gerard was the only American snowboarder to advance to the slopestyle finals at the 2018 Winter Olympics .
    Omarosa Leaves 'Celebrity Big Brother' House For Medical Attention, CBS News Confirms

    Omarosa Leaves 'Celebrity Big Brother' House For Medical Attention, CBS News Confirms

    What is he gonna tweet next?" Manigault-Newman also touched on Trump's hyper Twitter fingers, saying that she was " haunted by tweets every day". "God no", she replied.
    Kashmir Valley witnesses shutdown on Afzal Guru death anniversary

    Kashmir Valley witnesses shutdown on Afzal Guru death anniversary

    Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Srinagar city while as public transport was also off the roads. The JKLF will also pass a memorandum in every mosque across Kashmir demanding the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat.