Joel Matip’s header gave the Reds victory against Southampton. Photo: REUTERS/Ian Walton.
Liverpool beat Southampton (1-2), prevented Manchester City from becoming champions and the Premier League is deciding next Sunday, with the advantage in favor of Pep Guardiola’s team.
The ‘Reds’ went back to the ‘Saints’ and avoided Manchester City’s ‘match ball’, that is became champion in 14 minutesthe ones that happened between Southampton’s 1-0 and Liverpool’s 1-1.
Southampton took the lead thanks to a great goal from Nathan Redmond and raised alarms for Liverpool, who saw the league lose early.
Klopp is struggling. His team has already won two titles this season, and could add Champions and Premier to achieve a poker history. Photo: REUTERS/Ian Walton.
Jürgen Klopp, without Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk, who rested, and Luis Díaz, Andy Robertson and Thiago Alcántara, who started from the bench, put up the machines and, after Roberto’s disallowed goal Firmino, they achieved the tie.
Diogo Jota was combined inside the area with Takumi Minamino and the Japanese made a powerful blast to avoid the City league, although the tie left everyone serving for Pep Guardiola’s staff.
However, Liverpool rushed into attack in the second half and made it 1-2 in a poor Southampton defensive corner which was finished by Joel Matip on the penalty spot: the defender found the ball after a deflection and the rebound was nailed locally. arch.
With the victory, Liverpool remain one point behind City, who will need to beat Aston Villa or the ‘Reds’ equivalent to add their fourth Premier League in the last five years.
Klopps will face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield, awaiting a retreat from City to win the Premier League, the second in thirty years for the ‘Reds’. Liverpool, 11 days from the Champions League final against Real Madrid, will remain in the rhythm of competition until the final day.