Liverpool trumped Southampton 2-1 at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino despite a late error from Adrian.
It was Southampton who started the game stronger and caused plenty of problems for Jurgen Klopp’s men with their early balls in behind. However, a lack of clinical edge meant they failed to capitalise on their domination throughout the first half.
Against the run of play, it was Liverpool who struck the first blow on the verge of half-time with a wonderful curling effort to open his goalscoring account for the new Premier League season. Liverpool looked much better after the break and after a few missed opportunities, managed to double their lead in the 71st minute when Mane fed Roberto Firmino in, who guided the ball past Angus Gunn.
Former Liverpool striker Danny Ings pulled one back for Southampton late after a horrendous mistake from Reds’ goalkeeper Adrian. The Spaniard, under pressure, hurried a clearance into the striker’s legs with the ball bouncing off them and into the back of the net. Ings had a great chance to level things up minutes later, but sent his effort wide as Liverpool held on for a victory.
Here’s how the Liverpool supporters reacted to their third win in three games in all competitions.
The tense finish to the match certainly fastened the heartbeat of several Reds’ supporters on the day.
Me: Easy win without possible heart attack lads?
Liverpool : pic.twitter.com/97oNOLjHUF
— Steven (@StevenLfc222) August 17, 2019
Heart attack reds back in full force
— Woseph (@JoosefSZN) August 17, 2019
Heartattack FC thanks lads one of these days your gonna kill me 🥴
— ⚡️Gerard Delaney⚡️🔞 🕘 (@Gerard36Delaney) August 17, 2019
One regular match is all I ask for
— ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@moonwavez) August 17, 2019
Everyone’s hearts can rest
— . (@ftbltrentaa) August 17, 2019
Do that to me again and pic.twitter.com/VB7VJ8VKhq
— Immortal Kop (@TheImmortalKop) August 17, 2019
cardiac arrest on the road
— Taylor (@LFCTayIor) August 17, 2019
Many fans were unhappy with the mistake Adrian made, leading to Southampton’s goal, which handed them a way back into the game. Most were praying for a quick return to action for first-choice custodian Alisson Becker.
I miss him every day pic.twitter.com/taZkC8odIS
— ً (@NDK8A) August 17, 2019
NEED HIM BACK ASAP pic.twitter.com/3orjlb4QFg
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@PrimeFirmino) August 17, 2019
Bring back Alisson on one leg. I beg. pic.twitter.com/BPUZApVtCb
— Ahmed (@FtblAhmed) August 17, 2019
We need alisson back asap I’m sorry but adrian has too many mistakes in him
— MonsterAmongMen (@ParkTheBus8989) August 17, 2019
Adrian is going to send me to an early grave
— Jessamine (@JessamineH10) August 17, 2019
Well thanks for that stressful ending Adrian, please don’t do that nonsense again
— TalkingRed ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@TalkingRed23) August 17, 2019
I’m gonna be screaming ADRIANNN in my sleep
— Jaz😈 (@MajesticMilner7) August 17, 2019
Liverpool fans looking at Adrian pic.twitter.com/oKdMA4oCh4
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) August 17, 2019
give alisson a super serum and bring him back 👊🏻
— 𝔃 (@vaIaena) August 17, 2019
Glad we won good goals by Mane and Firmino the error by Adrian was scary no more mistakes please but got the 3 points 🙏🙏
— Sonal Pai (@sonalpai) August 17, 2019