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Liverpool vs Southampton LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight

Liverpool host Southampton on Saturday night, with the home side knowing they must take advantage of Leicester City’s Friday night slip-up if they want to stay in the running for a top-four finish.

The Foxes’ 4-2 defeat to Newcastle means Jurgen Klopp’s side can go six points behind Leicester with a game in hand, if they can find a route to victory against Saints here.

Winning games on home soil has been a real issue for Liverpool however, with just one league triumph at Anfield since mid-December – with stoppage-time points dropped against Newcastle last time out being a case in point.

Last season’s champions must become more ruthless in the final weeks of the campaign if they want to keep the pressure on the teams above them, while Southampton could also do with a late revival to avoid the year being a real disappointment.

Their FA Cup semi-final exit effectively heralded the end of their season, with just two wins in their last 16 Premier League games leaving them floundering in the bottom half of the table. Follow our live coverage of Liverpool against Southampton below.

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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

87 mins: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on to replace Mo Salah for Liverpool. Walker-Peters is okay to continue, he’s got no choice really as Southampton have used all their subs.

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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

84 mins: Walker-Peters tackles Mane on the left wing and the two clash knees in the collision. Mane is up quickly but Walker-Peters has stayed down and needs some medical attention.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:58
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Mane’s second gets struck off

Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

81 mins: There it is… nope, Mane is offside. Andy Robertson flicks a really nice cross into the back post where Sadio Mane is free. He meets the pass and coolly slots it past Fraser Forster only for the offside flag to go up. The replays show it clearly, good decision from the assistant referee.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:55
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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

78 mins: Roberto Firmino is being brought on by Jurgen Klopp to replace Diogo Jota. Liverpool have just over 10 minutes to hold out. What they wouldn’t give for another goal right now. Is Firmino the man to find them one?

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:52
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Mistake from Alisson!

Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

75 mins: Thiago knocks the ball back to Alisson who attempts to pass it wide to Robertson but ends up giving the ball to Che Adams. Adams isn’t able to take advantage though as he slots his shot low to Alisson’s left allowing the goalkeeper to dive down and smother it.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:50
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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

72 mins: Southampton are just starting to cause one or two problems for Liverpool. The closer this game gets to the end the more uneasy the Reds will get. Michael Obafemi gets into another decent position on the edge of the box and is fed the ball, he shoots and forces Alisson to tip the ball over the crossbar. The corner is then swung in by Ward-Prowse but goes over everyone in the box.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:45
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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

69 mins: Decent work from the substitute. Nathan Redmond finds Che Adams on the edge of the box who turns Nat Phillips and slides a pass into Michael Obafemi. Alisson closes him down quickly before Rhys Williams boots away the rebound.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:43
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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

66 mins: Ralph Hasenhuttl makes a double change as Michael Obafemi and Ibrahima Diallo come on for Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:39
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Yellow card for Redmond!

Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

63 mins: Nathan Redmond’s loose touch knocks the ball away from him and allows Fabinho to nip in and win the ball. A frustrated Redmond tugs at Fabinho and pulls him back right in front of the referee who pulls out a yellow card for the Southampton man.

Michael Jones8 May 2021 21:35
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Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton

60 mins: Mane attempts to play a give-and-go with Fabinho to create a space in the penalty area but Fabinho’s return pass is poor and he overhits it out for a Southampton goal kick.

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