Mo Salah scores as Liverpool leave it late to beat Soton to go top

By BBC… Mohamed Salah scored a terrific solo goal as Liverpool came from behind to beat Southampton at St Mary’s and return to the top of the Premier League table.

With ten minutes remaining, Liverpool looked set to squander the opportunity to return to the top, before Salah clinically ended his run of six league games without a goal.

As the Southampton defenders backed off, the Egyptian ran half the length of the pitch before firing past Angus Gunn with his left foot.

Liverpool substitute Jordan Henderson sealed victory late on with a close-range finish.

Shane Long had handed Saints an early lead with a composed finish from close range but Naby Keita headed the visitors level with his first goal for the club before the break.

“It was brilliant, I told the boys we have a good mentality among us. We were well organised, high pressed, being everywhere, but each ball they cleared was almost a counter, we have to adjust that. They scored a nice goal, not world-class defending but we stayed calm.”


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to Sky Sports

The result sees Liverpool leapfrog Manchester City and open up a two-point gap at the top, although the defending champions have a game in hand with six matches left to play.

Southampton remain in 16th place, just five points above the relegation zone.

“It does not feel good, the guys are frustrated and they showed a very good performance but it is a long way to go if you score after five minutes against a team of this quality.”


Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to Sky Sports

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