A double-deflected own goal, a corner and a free-kick rebound off the bar – perhaps the most unlikely set of goals Liverpool are renowned for scoring. Add to that only one big chance and only 0.58 xG from open play some observers might suggest the Reds were fortunate. However, this was a game virtually over once it went to two nil, and while there may be an element of luck in the goals, there were other opportunities – as has been the case all season – where the final pass or shot wasn’t quite up to standard and excellent moves ended up with nothing.
The fact Southampton only tested Alisson once the clock had passed 90 minutes tells you all you need to know, as well as the fact Klopp’s team had a number of other gears to crack into if required. It was required, because we won this game in the first half.
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