Monday 4 January 2021
Dear Yallakora visitors, follow us live coverage of the Southampton and Liverpool match, which is being held at Saint Mary’s Stadium, at the end of the 17th week of the Premier League.
Liverpool tops the Premier League with 33 points, equal to second-placed Manchester United, while Southampton is ranked ninth in the standings with 26 points.
The Liverpool formation witnessed the presence of Spaniard Thiago Alcantara after recovering from the injury, amid the participation of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain mainly with captain Jordan Henderson, who plays as a central defense.
As for Southampton, the main goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will be absent from him after testing positive for the Corona virus, so Fraser Forester will participate instead, with Danny Ings and Teo Walcon in the team’s attack against Liverpool.
Southampton formation: Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker Peters, Jan Bednarik, Jack Stevens, Ryan Bertrand, Brahima Diallo, James Ward Brace, Stuart Armstrong, Moses Djenibo, Danny Ings, Theo Walcott.
Liverpool formation: Alison Baker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Tija Alcantara, Jorginho Vinaldome, Oxlade Chamberlain, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino.
the summary of the match:
Southampton did not allow the pulse to occur and entered the atmosphere of the match quickly by opening the scoring in the second minute, after Ward Braus sent a perfect pass from a free kick to Danny Ings inside the area, and the latter kicked it with his left over from above Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Baker, before he refused the English striker Celebration against his former team.
Liverpool’s attempts to tie in the first quarter of an hour of the match came timidly, as Trent Alexander-Arnold sent an elaborate cross into the area but did not pose any danger to the Southampton goalkeeper, before Jordan Henderson shot a strong ball after bouncing from defense, but it passed completely far from the owners’ goal Earth.
The match calmed down relatively in the midst of Liverpool’s possession of the ball and Southampton’s reliance on counterattacks, reaching a cross to Danny Achieve, who scored the first goal inside the area in the 25th minute, who tamed the ball and passed it on the left side to Mali Moussa Djenibo, who shot it directly towards the goal but it went far from the goalkeeper. Alison Baker.
Southampton made an emergency change in the 32nd minute of the meeting by pushing Nathan Tila, instead of Djenipo, who suffered an injury that could not complete the match, to leave the pitch in tears.
Southampton almost doubled the score in the 41st minute through substitute Nathan Tella, after he got the ball on the edge of the penalty area, and wanted to shoot it in the far corner of the Liverpool goal, but she turned the left post.
Liverpool waited until the first minute of the calculated time instead of lost to constitute its first danger to Southampton’s goal, after Sadio Mane penetrated with great skill into the penalty area from the left front to send a cross that was found on its way to Mohamed Salah, but the Egyptian star’s header passed over the horizontal bar of Fraser’s goal. Forester.
Liverpool imposed a strong start with the start of the second half, and the Reds relied on shots from outside the area, but they were met by a solid defensive wall that the visitors could not break through in the first five minutes.
Liverpool players demanded a penalty kick after the ball hit the hand of Southampton defender Jack Stevens after a shot from Vinaldom in the 51st minute, but the match referee refused to count it and the video technology did not indicate an error, so the play was completed and the guests took a corner kick.
Ten minutes into the second half, Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp made his first changes in the match by inserting Swiss Sheridan Shaqiri in place of Oxlade Chamberlain in an attempt to strengthen the offensive side and tie.
Sadio Mane tried to form a danger to Southampton’s goal after he penetrated the area to hit the ball with his left, but it found on its way Jack Stevens, the home side’s defender, who managed to turn it into a corner kick in the 59th minute of the match.
Liverpool continued to try to tie it, but its players did not succeed in reaching the Southampton goal or forming any danger until the 70th minute of the match.
Mane returned to threaten Southampton’s goal, where he got the ball inside the area to hit it with his left foot, but it went weak to goalkeeper Fraser Forster in the 75th minute of the match.
In the 78th minute, Klopp made the second change in the Liverpool formation by pushing James Milner instead of right-back Trent Alexander Arnold.
Southampton nearly punished Alison after he was knocked out, as substitute Valerie scored the ball, but Henderson cleared it before it crossed the Reds goal in the 84th minute of the match.
They waited for a summary of the match as soon as it ended.