EPL: Liverpool spank Saints, climb up to third

Liverpool Virgil van Dijk Southampton

Liverpool Virgil van Dijk Southampton

Liverpool's routine 2-0 win over struggling Southampton left Jurgen Klopp beaming, praising what he felt was a "nearly perfect" day at St Mary's.

The match saw Virgil van Dijk make his first return to St Mary's and he received a hostile reception, with Saints fans jeering him whenever he touched the ball.

Liverpool are keen to extend his stay at the club - his current contract runs out in 2020 - and, given his worth to Klopp and his teammates, the 26-year-old's status as an integral member of the Anfield squad should be recognised if a new deal is penned.

Despite climbing the Premier League table after ending a 13-game win less streak in the league on Saturday, Southampton could still find themselves back down in the relegation zone before kick-off, highlighting the importance of trying to take points from every game we play until we're safe.

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Mauricio Pellegrino's first six months in the Southampton job were similar to his short stint as a centre-half at Liverpool: underwhelming.

Hosts Southampton have made just one change to the starting XI that won 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion last week, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg replacing Sofiane Boufal in midfield.

Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can (c), Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Karius, easily the busier of the two goalkeepers, was tested again just before the half-hour mark, halting Guido Carrillo's header from a James Ward-Prowse cross.

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Kelly told reporters he learned Tuesday night Porter had allegedly abused two ex-wives. "We wish him well", the president said . He said he did not want the White House to have to deal with the distraction and went on to accuse Ms Corbett of punching him.

He said, "It's OK, but I would not say I'm satisfied".

He set up Firmino's goal after capitalizing on Southampton center back Wesley Hoedt's miskick, running through and flicking a pass inside.

So far this season, Lovren has made just one defensive error that has directly lead to a goal - in Tottenham's 4-1 win over Liverpool in October.

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