Southampton vs. Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk returns to former club

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Gary Lineker questioned Southampton's defending for Mohamed Salah's 22nd league goal after the Liverpool FC summer signing helped the Reds to secure a comfortable 2-0 win at St Mary's.

Liverpool - who had Virgil van Dijk making his first return to St Mary's Stadium since his £75million move - looked rather more switched on at the back in the second half and Southampton's chances dried up.

The two team-mates displayed their telepathic understanding as Firmino, with his back to goal, flicked the ball into Salah's path in defence-splitting one-two.

Jurgen Klopp said after Liverpools game. But it was not to be and the defeat meant a club record of seven home Premier League games without victory was equaled.

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

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The Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool will be broadcast live online and on NBC. Guido Carrillo starts up top.

The Reds' most recent fixture was a 2-2 draw at home to Spurs last Sunday which saw the hosts take the lead twice despite it being argued that they didn't deserve the point.

However, defending wasn't brilliant, especially from balls into the box and so the likes of Hoedt and Stephens will need to watch out for this as Liverpool could really damage us with the likes of Mane, Firmino and Salah.

"We knew the strengths of Southampton and how they want to play football, so we wanted to defend and change the game to counter", Klopp told Sky Sports.

Despite naming a full-strength team, Klopp will also be keeping one eye out for Liverpool's Champions League first-leg knockout tie away to Porto on Wednesday.

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