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Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 and the title battle begins.



The Premier League title race begins. Surprisingly, Liverpool still has an unprecedented quartet.

Tired and injured after winning the FA Cup Final on Saturday, Liverpool have prepared a second lineup of options for Southampton, showing the wonderful spirit of coming from behind to win 2-1 on Tuesday. I did.

Jurgen Klopp’s team will lag behind Manchester City for the final round of a thrilling league campaign. It’s Sunday, when Liverpool is home to Wolverhampton and at the same time the city is hosting Aston Villa — managed by Liverpool’s great Steven Gerrard.

“No matter what happens this season, we’re proud,” said James Milner, Liverpool midfielder. “All we can do is bring it to the last game. We did it.”

Citi continues to be a favorite for winning the sixth league title in the 11th season, but Liverpool has played that role by taking over the defending champion to the end.

In fact, the Reds have brought all the tournaments to the finals this season, and the Champions League final with Real Madrid is still on May 28th. They have already won both national cups during the season.

Joël Matip completed Liverpool’s latest comeback by unknowingly returning home towards the winning goal in the 67th minute at St Mary’s Stadium.

Klopp’s team also came from behind in the previous two league games. He defeated Villa 2-1 and drew 1-1 with Tottenham. I don’t know when I was beaten.

“We will continue,” Klopp said. “We never give up. That’s right.”

The match took place just three days after Liverpool defeated Chelsea, 120 minutes before Chelsea won the penalty shootout. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were injured at Wembley Stadium and did not travel to Southampton. Fabinho is already injured. Andrew Robertson and Luis Diaz were unused substitutes.

Despite many changes, Liverpool dominated the passive Southampton team with nothing left to play this season, but when Nathan Redmond cut from left to inward and sent a shot off the corner far from Milner. , I was late for 13 minutes.

Liverpool players remained calm, and 14 minutes later, when Diogo Jota threw the ball at Takumi Minamino, he showed a quick foot before hitting a rising shot in Alex McCarthy’s near post. Japan Forward had a loan in Southampton last season and hasn’t started a league match since then.

For the rest of the match, Liverpool camp in half of Southampton, but could make half the chance. The atmosphere began to be tense when Liverpool was given something that proved to be the winning goal after a corner of Konstantinos Tsimikas was glimpsed at a post near Southampton forward Mohamed El Yunussi. ..

The ball flew across the area, scooping Southampton’s Kyle Walker Peters’ head, hitting Matip’s forehead, and bouncing far beyond McCarthy’s desperate dive.

Liverpool were 14 points behind City at some point in January, despite having two games. For some reason, the title still has 90 minutes left. And Gerrard, who has never won the league with Liverpool as a player, was able to play a decisive role in helping his previous team win this time.

“If I said I was going to the last match in January, I would have taken it,” said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. “Hopefully Stevie and Villa will show us their favor.”

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https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-05-18/football/Liverpool-beat-Southampton-2-1-title-race-goes-to-the-wire-6736243028 Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 and the title battle begins.

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