Southampton fans are hoping for defensive upgrades this summer after securing safety

Southampton are celebrating retaining their English Premier League status after results on Saturday meant they will not be relegated to the English Championship.

Anything barring a heavy defeat to champions Manchester City and big Swansea City win would have ensured they beat the drop and it was job done, losing by just a single goal to Pep Guardiola’s side.

Fans, relieved at having escaped relegation, are already looking ahead to where they can improve this summer, with many pointing out their defence needs a rethink when the transfer window opens.

Many aren’t happy moving forward with Jack Stephens and Wesley Hoedt in the heart of defence and are looking for the club to sign a quality centre-back or two.

Can Saints ensure that there is no repeat of their dire form this season, next term?

Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all after the defeat to City…