Liverpool brought crashing down to earth by heroic Southampton

Prior to the fixture between Southampton and Liverpool, the latter where in good form and many of the fans were starting to believe that watching European football at Anfield once again for next season through a strong finish in the Premier League table.

The Reds had won four of their last six Barclays Premier League matches averaging three goals per game in that run and were looking to win four consecutive games for the first time since March 2015.

When Phlippe Coutinho produced a moment of brilliance from 25 yards out before Daniel Sturridge’s exquisite finish to put Liverpool 2-0 up in the first half, many where witnessing Jurgen Klopp’s changes since he took over from Brendan Rodgers. Once more, in the four goals that Sturridge has scored, Liverpool had won on all occasions. A Liverpool win was certain, not so.

The second half saw Liverpool capitulate despite Saints attacker Sadio Mane missing a penalty. However, Man, who hadn’t scored in 15 games since today, started as the villain and ended a hero as he grabbed a brace to add to Graziano Pelle’s equaliser to produce one of the comeback’s of the season.

As a result there was plenty of reaction as Liverpool were brought back down to earth by Ronald Koeman’s side.