LIV vs SOU
90 in 90: Liverpool 4-0 Saints
The key moments from a difficult trip to Anfield.
Video: Romeu delivers honest assessment
Midfielder reacts to defeat at Liverpool.
Romeu: A wake-up call
Midfielder delivers honest assessment of Liverpool defeat.
Video: Hasenhüttl on loss to Liverpool
Watch our interview with the Southampton manager following the 4-0 defeat at Anfield.
Hasenhüttl takes responsibility following Liverpool defeat
Southampton manager reflects that his game-plan for the trip to Anfield did not work.
Saints well beaten at Anfield
Our report from the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Match Pack: Liverpool vs Saints
Previewing Saints' trip to Merseyside.
Tactical Watch: The ultimate test for Saints' left side
Sam Tighe examines the threat posed by Liverpool's favoured flank.
Hasenhüttl hails milestone-man Ward-Prowse
Saints' skipper set to make his 200th league start for the club.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Liverpool test
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Gallery: Limbering up for Liverpool
The preparation continues at Staplewood Campus.
Classic Match: Saints end Anfield hoodoo
It was a first victory at Anfield for 17 years back in 1998.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Liverpool
The manager speaks to the broadcast media.
Stephens back in training
Defender approaching a comeback from injury.
Gallery: Hard at work
Southampton prepare for a Premier League trip to Anfield.
Liverpool tickets on sale
Eligible Season Ticket holders can purchase tickets for the trip to Anfield in November.
LIV vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton beaten 4-0 at Anfield
- Jota scores twice; Thiago adds heavily-deflected third before half time
- van Dijk adds Liverpool's fourth from Alexander-Arnold's corner
- Adam Armstrong twice goes close for Saints; Broja also denied by Alisson in first half
FULL TIME: Liverpool 4-0 Southampton
Saints can have no complaints about this outcome. Liverpool were ruthless, particularly in the first half, when Diogo Jota scored twice before Thiago made it 3-0 with a slice of luck. Former Saint Virgil van Dijk added a fourth early in the second half, but the latter stages were played out without incident. Saints had chances, but on another day the hosts may have scored more themselves.
Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Romain Perraud
Saints' final change is a straight swap at left-back.
Liverpool caught out
Ward-Prowse's quick thinking catches Liverpool off guard. He releases Tella down the left, whose low cross is put behind by van Dijk.
Milner shoots wide
The substitute just dragged it slightly from the edge of the box.
Liverpool substitution: Takumi Minamino replaces Diogo José Teixeira da Silva
No hat-trick for Jota, who was electric in the first half.
Oxlade-Chamberlain tests McCarthy
Jota races down the left and squares the ball for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who shoots first time from 20 yards, but it's straight at McCarthy, who parries the ball clear.
Salisu blocks Salah's shot
That was curling in from the Egyptian, but Salisu stoops to head the ball behind.
Jota spurns hat-trick chance
Robertson fires in another brilliant cross and Jota looks set to complete his hat-trick, but cannot control his shot on the stretch and it flies off target from close range.
2️⃣0️⃣ minutes to go...
Saints have not stopped pushing for a goal back, but the game is beginning to drift now.
Liverpool substitution: James Milner replaces Jordan Henderson
It's a straight swap in midfield for the hosts.
Saints continue to attack
Armstrong sees a shot blocked, the ball breaks for Perraud, but Liverpool smuggle the ball behind for a corner.
Liverpool substitution: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento
Liverpool's first change is to introduce another ex-Saint from the bench.
Armstrong denied by Alisson
Tella crosses low for the striker, whose first shot is blocked by Konaté and his second saved by Alisson. Broja wanted a cutback from the second one, but Armstrong went for goal.
van Dijk adds Liverpool's fourth
After McCarthy's spectacular save denies Mané, Alexander-Arnold's resulting corner is volleyed home by van Dijk. The big defender had far too much space in the box.
Virgil van Dijk (52’) | 4 – 0
We're back into the action
The second half is up and running. Saints know they need a big improvement from here.
Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Ché Adams
Saints have reverted to their usual 4-2-2-2 formation in the second half.
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Jan Bednarek
It's a double change for Saints at the break.
HALF TIME: Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
A first half to forget for Saints, who have been overwhelmed by a top team at the top of their game. Diogo Jota got the ball rolling inside two minutes, doubling his tally half an hour later. Thiago's deflected shot made it three, and Liverpool could have had more. Saints have had chances, namely through Armando Broja and Adam Armstrong, but the hosts' attacking play has been too good so far.
Jota off target
He's been a constant menace so far. Jota this time stretches for the ball and his shot flies wide.
Salah wastes a slick counter
Liverpool were charging forward again, but Salah's pass towards Jota is well overhit, and Saints survive the 2v1 situation.
Alisson keeps Saints at bay
A lovely pass from Adams releases Livramento down the right, whose cross picks out Adam Armstrong. The striker has time to pick his spot, but doesn't quite get hold of the shot, and Alisson is able to push it behind for a corner.
Jota fires wide
Again he links up with Robertson, jinks inside, but is just put off enough to send his shot well wide of the target.
Thiago makes it three
Thiago drills a left-footed shot from the edge of the box that takes an almighty deflection off Lyanco. Absolutely nothing McCarthy can do about that.
Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento (37’) | 3 – 0
Jota threatening again
The Portuguese is hat-trick hunting, but Lyanco makes an important block to deny him.
Jota scores his second
It's rather too easy from a Saints perspective. Salah plays a one-two, gets to the byeline and rolls the ball across goal for Jota to score again. Painfully similar to the opener.
Diogo José Teixeira da Silva (31’) | 2 – 0
Henderson shoots over
Salah gets away down the right, cuts back and tees up Henderson, but his first-time shot is high over the crossbar. A half-chance for the captain.
Broja gets in behind again
Adams pokes the ball through for Broja, who looks to be clearly offside. Maybe deep down the striker knew it, as he steers the ball wide before the flag eventually goes up, much to the frustration of the home crowd.
Broja denied by Alisson
That was Saints' best moment of the game so far. Broja shows great pace to run beyond the Liverpool backline, but Alisson advances and cuts down the angles with a smart save. Encouragement for the visitors.
Wasteful from Mané
The winger just had to slide the ball to his left for the galloping Robertson, but he overcooks the pass and Saints survive another fast break.
Salah goes close
The Egyptian already has a whopping 17 goals to his name this season, and he was close to number 18 with a curling shot that just flashes past McCarthy's far post.
Liverpool attacking with purpose
The trouble for Saints is that every time Liverpool win the ball back they look dangerous. The front three are surging forward, and it's proving very difficult to deal with...
Saints settling into the game
Having been rocked by the early opener, Saints are enjoying some more possession higher up the pitch. Twice Perraud has found decent opportunities to cross, but has not found a good enough final ball.
Mané denied by the flag
The former Saint heads in another superb Robertson delivery, but Liverpool's celebrations are cut short by the offside flag.
Yellow Card for Lyanco Vojnovic (Southampton)
Lyanco catches Mané and it's an early booking for the Brazilian on his first Premier League start.
Mané heads wide
Liverpool are in the mood here. Robertson gets to the byeline again, crossing for Mané to head just wide of the far post. Saints need a foothold in the game.
Jota fires Liverpool into an early lead
Saints had started brightly, winning a corner in the opening minute, but Liverpool respond emphatically. Robertson trades passes with Mané and cuts the ball back for Jota to score from six yards.
Diogo José Teixeira da Silva (1’) | 1 – 0
Saints get us under way!
Adam Armstrong takes the kick-off and we're into the action at Anfield...
🔟 minutes to go...
We're counting down to kick-off at Anfield! Stay with us for live commentary and regular match updates...14.51
Anfield Classics: 2017 🎞
What. A. Night! Anfield was the scene of one of Saints' greatest victories back in January 2017, as Shane Long's dramatic late winner clinched the club's place in the League Cup final.14.49
Standing up to the test 😤
How do you stop Liverpool's right side? Sam Tighe analyses how Saints can tame Liverpool's greatest weapon in this week's Tactical Watch.14.29
It's a 200th Premier League start for the skipper today, as James Ward-Prowse continues to set new landmarks in his Saints career. Well in, Prowsey!14.16
Three changes for Saints
It's five at the back for Southampton, including a first Premier League start for Lyanco. Romain Perraud and Armando Broja also come into the side, while Kyle Walker-Peters, Ibrahima Diallo and Mohamed Elyounoussi drop out.14.10
Liverpool team confirmed 🔴⚪️
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 🟡🔵
Starting XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Lyanco, Salisu, Perraud, Ward-Prowse (c), Romeu, Broja, Adams, A.Armstrong.
Subs: Forster, Valery, Walker-Peters, Diallo, Smallbone, Walcott, Redmond, Tella, Long.14.00
Part two of the manager's press conference 🎙
Check out the second section of Ralph Hasenhüttl's media briefing, including his thoughts on Kyle Walker-Peters's transition to left-back.13.44
Anfield Classics: 2003 🎞
It's the second instalment of our classic Saints away wins over Liverpool. Michael Svensson was the hero back in 2003 in another sweet victory on Merseyside...13.25
Mixed predictions 🔮
Thanks to everybody who voted on our first pre-match poll. It was a close run thing! 30% of you are confident, 30% fear the worst and 40% are sitting on the fence and going for a draw...13.18
Looking to bounce back 👊
Saints were unable to cash in on a dominant first-half performance at Carrow Road last weekend, with two avoidable goals leading to a surprise defeat.12.53
Anfield Classics: 1998 🎞
Did you know Southampton once waited 17 years for an away win against Liverpool? It proved to be a day to remember for the travelling Saints, who notched up their first victory at Anfield in the Premier League era back in 1998...12.16
Get game-ready! 🤓
Look no further than our Match Preview for all the necessary facts, stats and pre-match news to give you all the information you need ahead of kick-off.11.54
the stats at anfield are not the best for us. when you see liverpool at the moment, they are coming back to their best shape. it seems to me they are playing as quick as the season they became champions. it makes it very difficult to take something against them, but it is not impossible."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
The boss previews Liverpool test 🎤
Catch up on Ralph Hasenhüttl's virtual press conference, which was held on Thursday, as the boss discussed the size of the task facing his Saints side at Anfield.11.46
Back on the road! 🛣
For the second successive weekend, Southampton are faced with a Premier League away game ahead of next week's home double-header. After heading to Norwich last time out, this time it's a similarly long trip to Liverpool for one of the toughest challenges in European football. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary. Kick-off at Anfield is 3pm GMT!11.40
LIV vs SOU Line Ups
Virgil van Dijk
ThiagoAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain (59′)
Jordan Henderson (C)James Milner (67′)
Diogo JotaTakumi Minamino (81′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jan BednarekNathan Redmond (45′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Romain PerraudKyle Walker-Peters (88′)
Che AdamsNathan Tella (45′)
LIV vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target63