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Southampton vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Relive all the action from St Mary’s where Liverpool won to keep the pressure on Man City

<p>Liverpool take the lead through Joel Matip</p>

Liverpool take the lead through Joel Matip

Liverpool ensured the Premier League title race will go to the final day of the season by coming from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s.

Joel Matip’s crucial second-half winner moved the Reds a single point behind leaders Manchester City to set up a tantalising finale on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men knew they had to be victorious on the south coast to remain in contention to become top-flight champions for only the second time in 32 years and were stunned by Nathan Redmond’s superb solo opener.

But the much-changed visitors controlled proceedings for almost the entire evening and levelled through former Saints loanee Takumi Minamino before Matip completed the turnaround with the aid of a deflection off Kyle Walker-Peters.

The Reds, who remain in contention for an unprecedented quadruple, will welcome Wolves to Anfield in five days’ time, hoping Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa can do them a major favour away to City.

Relive all the action live below:

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Liverpool keep pressure on Man City as Joel Matip seals comeback against Southampton

Liverpool ensured the Premier League title race will go to the final day of the season by coming from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s.

Joel Matip’s crucial second-half winner moved the Reds a single point behind leaders Manchester City to set up a tantalising finale on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men knew they had to be victorious on the south coast to remain in contention to become top-flight champions for only the second time in 32 years and were stunned by Nathan Redmond’s superb solo opener.

But the much-changed visitors controlled proceedings for almost the entire evening and levelled through former Saints loanee Takumi Minamino before Matip completed the turnaround with the aid of a deflection off Kyle Walker-Peters.

The Reds, who remain in contention for an unprecedented quadruple, will welcome Wolves to Anfield in five days’ time, hoping Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa can do them a major favour away to City.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder James Milner spoke to Sky Sports after the game and said: “The guys are incredible. The guys who may not have played as much but you see it in training every day the level they put in and you can see it when they need to step up.

“It is a special group of players and a special football club. We fight to the end and keep going. All we can do is take it as far as we can.

“It shows how ready everyone is, how ready they are mentally. It is special and that starts right from the top with the manager.”

When asked about what could happen on the last day of the season Milner added:

“We will try and win our game, it’s all we can do.”

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

This remarkable title race will come down to the final day.

Manchester City are in the driving seat and know that a victory over Aston Villa will be enough to see them lift the title. If they fail to beat Villa though and Liverpool win against Wolves Jurgen Klopp’s men will win the league.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

Liverpool are the only side yet to lose a Premier League match in 2022, remaining unbeaten in their first 18 matches this year with 15 wins and three draws.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

The quadruple dream is still alive for Liverpool.

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Full-time: Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

90+3 mins: Southampton send men forward and swing crosses into the box that Liverpool head clear. There’s a few nervous faces in the crowd but the full-time whistle goes and Liverpool claim the points.

The title race will go down to the last day. Liverpool fought back from a goal down to claim all three points thanks to goals from Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at St. Mary’s. James Milner gets clipped and goes down deep in his own half. He stays down and ekes a few seconds out of the game before Alisson restarts the game by booting the free kick up the pitch.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

87 mins: Elyounoussi gives the ball away to Milner who pokes it forward to Keita to clear the Liverpool lines. Anywhere up the pitch is good for the Reds who are closing in on a well earned victory.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

84 mins: Close! Liverpool win a corner that Tsimikas curls into the box. He picks out Konate who wins the header but fires his effort over the crossbar. That would have sealed the deal for Liverpool.

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Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

80 mins: Takumi Minamino slides the ball over to James Milner who scuffs his attempted cross straight out of play. Roberto Firmino’s night is over as Jurgen Klopp brings Naby Keita on to replace him.

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