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Michael Jones
Saturday 27 November 2021 17:09
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Liverpool playing like champions again, says Southampton's Hasenhuttl

Diogo Jota’s early double set Liverpool on their way to a crushing 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday to move up to second in the Premier League standings.

The Portuguese forward steered home Andrew Robertson’s cutback to open the scoring after 97 seconds, before another simple finish following fine work from Mohamed Salah put Liverpool two goals up and in command inside 32 minutes.

Midfielder Thiago Alcantara added to his stunning goal against Porto in the Champions League in midweek with a third five minutes later and Virgil van Dijk helped himself to a fourth against his former club early in the second half.

Jota had a great chance to complete his hat-trick but could not connect from close range as Liverpool eased to a win that lifted them above champions Manchester City, who play West Ham United on Sunday, and one point behind leaders Chelsea.

Southampton had their moments but they could not cope defensively and the loss left them 14th in the standings.

Read all the reports and analysis:

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GOAL! Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton (Van Dijk, 52’)⚽️

52 mins: Liverpool have four! Trent Alexander-Arnold whips a corner into the box. Oriol Romeu is marking Virgil van Dijk but he just drifts away from the Liverpool centre-back. The ball comes down and Van Dijk meets it on the volley to fire the ball into the back of the net.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 16:10
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

51 mins: Salah takes on Salisu on the Liverpool right side. He weaves into the box before sending it out to Henderson who’s forward on the overlap. Henderson’s cross into the middle is great though and Lyanco gets in front of Jota to work it clear for Saints.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 16:08
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

48 mins: Southampton seem to have switched to a 4-4-2 formation. There 3-4-3 from the first half didn’t work at all so Ralph Hasenhuttl will hope this change can bring his team more control.

Diogo Jota is caught by Oriol Romeu who clumsily scrapes Jota’s ankle as part of a challenge. It doesn’t look deliberate but Jota isn’t happy.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 16:06
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Second half: Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

Kick off: Southampton make a couple of changes at the break as Nathan Redmond and Nathan Tella come on for Che Adams and Jan Bednarek.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 16:04
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Arsenal vs Newcastle result: Young Gunners condemn returning Eddie Howe to defeat

Earlier today Eddie Howe might have finally been able to take charge of Newcastle from the touchline, but his forlorn stare did little to disguise the misery unfolding in front of him.

Arsenal’s momentum was brought to a shuddering halt at Liverpool last week but, despite initially struggling to prise open Newcastle’s rigid defence, they eventually cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory at the Emirates, as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scored second-half goals – even if an injury to the former will leave Mikel Arteta with cause for concern.

Young Gunners earn Arsenal comfortable win over Newcastle

Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United: Bukayo Saka broke the deadlock before Gabriel Martinelli replaced him and added a wonderful volley to sink an impotent Newcastle

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:59
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Elsewhere in the Premier League

Two other games kicked off at 3pm in the Premier League but there hasn’t been much action. Matt Targett’s goal for Aston Villa is the only other goal outside of Anfield.

The half-time scores:

Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Aston Villa

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

Norwich 0 - 0 Wolves

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:54
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

Mo Salah has been directly involved in 25 goals in all competitions this season (17 goals, 8 assists), more than double that of any other Premier League player.

He set up Diogo Jota’s second today.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:51
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Half-time: Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

45+2 mins: Liverpool have a dominant lead at the break. They’ve scored three goals, two from Jota and one from Thiago, but it could easily have been more. Southampton are having a torrid time of it at Anfield.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:48
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

45 mins: Chance! Liverpool break from a Southampton corner. They’ve got a three-on-one advantage with Salah driving the ball up the pitch. He’s got Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota with him as he brings the ball into the left side of the box. Salah seems caught in two minds as he slots the ball into the box but can’t pick out a teammate and sends the ball straight out of play.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:47
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

43 mins: Salisu sends a long throw into the penalty area for Southampton but Liverpool deal with it and run the ball clear. Mane is played in down the left side and his cross into the box is blocked behind by Bednarek. Corner to Liverpool.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:45

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