Southampton vs Liverpool: Spirited Southampton play out THRILLING 4-4 DRAW against Liverpool
Southampton vs Liverpool: Premier League –After 11 seasons in the top division, Southampton said goodbye to the Premier League with a thrilling…
Southampton vs Liverpool: Premier League –After 11 seasons in the top division, Southampton said goodbye to the Premier League with a thrilling 4-4 tie against Liverpool that included an eight-goal thriller. Saints’ relegation was officially confirmed two weeks before to the last day, therefore their destiny was already decided. Nevertheless, they were determined to go out on top by coming back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 in the final game. Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino’s goals gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead in the first 14 minutes.. Follow Premier League LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.
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Sunday’s nail-biting 4-4 Premier League thriller at relegated Southampton was Roberto Firmino’s final game for Liverpool, and he celebrated the occasion with a goal. Following Diogo Jota’s first goal for the visitors, the Brazilian scored to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead in the 14th minute.
Firmino, who joined Liverpool in 2015 and was a key figure in a golden era for the club, winning a Champions League winners’ medal, FA Cup and a Premier League title, also scored on his final Anfield appearance.
And the 31-year-old was at it again as he sold a dummy to two Southampton defenders before slotting past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy for his 111th goal for the club.
However, Southampton mounted a remarkable comeback, with James Ward-Prowse and Kamaldeen Sulemana tying the score for the home team just before halftime.
Sulemana scored again early in the second half after a storming run and finish and Adam Armstrong capitalised on a loose pass by Jordan Henderson to make it 4-2 as Southampton looked to at least sign off their 11-year stay in the top flight with some belated cheer for their fans.
Cody Gakpo touched in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross and then Mohamed Salah played in Jota for a thumping finish.
Liverpool extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games and Salah almost won it for his side with a sublime lob but his effort struck the woodwork.
Southampton vs Liverpool confirmed line-ups
Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bree, Bednarek, Lyanco, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Walcott, Elyounoussi; Alcaraz, Sulemana
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Tsimikas; Milner, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Jota
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