LIVERPOOL. Liverpool prevails over Southampton 3-1. Liverpool capitalized on its better ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Simon Hooper with the assistance of Adrian Holmes and Mark Scholes. The 4th official was Dean Whitestone. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 12.5 degrees Celsius or 54.5 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
Liverpool had a strong ball possession 60% while Southampton was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Liverpool was putting more pressure with 56 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Liverpool won the match.
Liverpool shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Southampton shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.
Liverpool didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Southampton received 2 yellow cards (D. Caleta-Car and M. Salisu).
After playing this match, Liverpool will have 22 points to remain in the 6th place. On the other side, Southampton will stay with 12 points to remain in the 19th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Liverpool will play away with Leicester City on the 13th of May with a 10-5 head to head stats in favor of Liverpool (3 draws).
Southampton will host Fulham on the 13th of May with a 6-1 head to head record in favor of Southampton (3 draws).
Liverpool – Formation
Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Jürgen Klopp decided to play with the following team: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold , Joe Gomez , Virgil van Dijk , Andrew Robertson , Harvey Elliott , Fabinho , Thiago Alcântara , Mohamed Salah , Roberto Firmino and Darwin Núñez .
The home team had on the bench: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Ben Doak, Adrián, James Milner , Fabio Carvalho, Caoimhin Kelleher, Stefan Bajčetić and Nathaniel Phillips.
Liverpool made 5 changes: H. Elliott for J. Milner (68′), R. Firmino for A. Oxlade-Chamberlain (75′), A. Robertson for K. Tsimikas (86′), D. Nunez for F. Carvalho (87′) and T. Alexander-Arnold for N. Phillips (87′).
Best player: Darwin Núñez
The player that probably impressed the most for Liverpool was Darwin Núñez.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 25 passes (72% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.
Southampton – Formation
Southampton started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Nathan Jones played with: Gavin Bazunu, Armel Bella-Kotchap , Duje Ćaleta-Car , Mohammed Salisu , Romain Perraud , James Ward-Prowse , Roméo Lavia , Mohamed Elyounoussi , Che Adams , Stuart Armstrong and Adam Armstrong .
These were the players on the bench: Samuel Edozie, Lyanco , Theo Walcott , Alex McCarthy, Sékou Mara, Ibrahima Diallo, Ainsley Maitland-Niles , Moussa Djenepo and Joe Aribo .
Southampton made 5 changes: S. Armstrong for T. Walcott (58′), A. Armstrong for S. Edozie (59′), D. Caleta-Car for A. Maitland-Niles (59′), A. Bella-Kotchap for Lyanco (72′) and R. Lavia for J. Aribo (82′).
Best player: Che Adams
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Southampton was Che Adams.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 23 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.