Liverpool vs Southampton, Premier League

Shaqiri's time will come at Liverpool – Klopp

Shaqiri's time will come at Liverpool – Klopp

Andy Gray has declared that Virgil van Dijk is the best central defender in football today.

Liverpool are now loving life at the top of the Premier League table after the club swatted aside the challenge of Southampton to record their sixth successive win of the campaign, which is their best top-flight start since 1990/91.

Liverpool have a chance to go top of the Premier League table by securing three points as Chelsea are only above the Reds on goal difference and don't play their sixth game of the season until tomorrow afternoon when they take on West Ham United.

Jurgen Klopp says it was always his idea to replace Xherdan Shaqiri at half-time against Southampton but accepted it was hard to tell the Switzerland worldwide of his decision.

"I said to Shaq at half-time that I'd never taken a player off at half-time after such an influential half".

'The changes cost us as I changed the system.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is not under any pressure to repeat his goalscoring feats from last season, according to manager Jurgen Klopp. "I explained it to him, usually I don't explain substitutions, but I thought today it made a bit of sense", Klopp added.

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The Reds were two up inside 21 minutes and made the result safe as early as half time when Mohamed Salah ended a four-game scoring drought on the stroke of the break.

"He had already, before the PSG game, kind of a bruise on the ribs, which is very uncomfortable", Klopp said of his centre-half at his postmatch news conference.

The Swiss worldwide took just 10 minutes to make an impact, although he was helped by some good fortune as he broke the deadlock.

"It's not cool, but should not be too serious". You saw the free-kick, it was outstanding. He said he could not shout more-which is 60 percent less!

Of those players, 13 have scored at least 10 times.

While the Saints enjoyed some promising moments they could not find the cutting edge to worry their opponents.

This is the third time that Liverpool have won six consecutive league fixtures to start a top-flight campaign, having also done so in 1978-79 and 1990-91.

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