Raheem Sterling was in the right place at the right time to capitalise on a shocking piece of defending from the Saints.
First Morgan Schneiderlin gave the ball away with a sloppy pass before Matt Targett fell in his attempt to clear the ball. But Raheem Sterling won’t be bothered about this one bit and was on hand to fire the ball into the back of the net:
The 20-year-old England international has emerged as one of Europe’s finest young players over the course of the past 18 months, starring for the Merseysiders as they narrowly missed out on a first ever Premier League title before representing the Three Lions at the World Cup as a teenager.
His form has been just as impressive this term despite Brendan Rodgers’ side’s struggles, with the exit of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard’s decline having increased his first-team importance.
Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Southampton could yet prove decisive in the race for the Top Four.