Liverpool Climbs to Third as Salah, Firmino Star Against Southampton

Dejan Lovren reveals the mental turmoil he puts himself through when making mistakes

Dejan Lovren reveals the mental turmoil he puts himself through when making mistakes

His weak displays have hugely influenced Jurgen Klopp's decision to bring Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton for a world-record fee.

Southampton responded well and exerted pressure on their visitors, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg forcing Karius into action from close range in the 18th minute.

This heralded a period of play in which Liverpool were far too passive. "They will want to show their quality but we have our own targets".

"We just needed to score one goal to get back in it".

"We scored wonderful goals and we could've scored more in the second half when we had big chances, but Southampton did well to be honest, with their style of play".

In terms of the game, I think we'll go for it as will Liverpool which should create a very exciting match!

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But his goal at St Mary's on the weekend took his overall season tally to 20 and, with the Brazilian global having increased his scoring output every season under Klopp's management, the signs point to him continuing to become one of Europe's most complete forwards.

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

'It's really hard to ask for more support than this in this situation, ' he said. For the Reds though, they saw a number of good chances spurned which may worry Klopp slightly.

Liverpool on the other hand have cut the gap between themselves and Manchester United to just two points as they continue their rise up the table.

Van Dijk had been subjected to criticism following shock defeats by Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion and conceding a last-gasp penalty as Spurs snatched a draw at Anfield in his previous three outings.

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