Its was a great day for Liverpool and its fans as Diogo Jota scored twice which give then the chance to thrashed Southampton to move up to second rank in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Chelsea.
The Southampton arrived at Anfield with the determination to attack the opponent (hosts) but they were thrashed and punished after within two minutes when “Andrew Robertson” was permitted to get away down the flank and cross for Jota to sacked in.
getting the chance to secure a big win against wide-open opponents, Liverpool keep on attacking, “Sadio Mane” heading wide before occupying a goal ruled out for a marginal offside.
A second goal arrived just after 30min mark when the unmarked Jota strike in from Mohamed Salah’s square ball after a bumper link-up play between the Egypt international player and Jordan Henderson.
Those two workaholic strikes took their club (Liverpool) to 700 goals scored since the arrival of “Jurgen Klopp” at Anfield – they have also become the first top-flight team in English football that got the opportunity to score at least twice in 17 straight matches in all competitions since Sunderland in 1927.
Liverpool didn’t just stop, they were not done there. however, the third goal arrived just a few minutes after when the visitors failed to maintain their lines properly and “Thiago Alcantara” decided to punished and add more pressure to them with a deflected strike for his second goal in as many games.
The half-time interval provided only a brief respite and Liverpool scored up to 4-0 soon after the commencement of the second half as “Virgil van Dijk” fired in from a corner.
It was amazing for Jota to almost complete his hat-trick midway in the second half of the game, but stabbed just wide as Southampton kept the damage to four goals when in truth the condition could have been much worse.
With games every three or four days, next month (December) is looking to be like it could be an important month in the title race but Liverpool head into the festive period in imperious form.
In the space of seven days, Liverpool have sent Arsenal, Porto and now Southampton away from their based (Anfield) empty handed – scoring 10 goals and conceding none.
It is the sort of marker they needed to lay down after disappointing at the beginning of this month – drawing at home to Brighton and losing at West Ham – but the last few days have shown Liverpool at their attacking best.
Liverpool’s pace going forward was relentless, with Jota, Mane and Salah hanging were the strong players to off the shoulders of the Southampton defenders, and ready to kick on any opportunity that come their way.
The game was rare in which Salah was not on the scoresheet but he still play more than his part and his assist for the second meant, this makes him to be included in 150 Premier League goals in his 171 league games for the Liverpool.
The pace certainly dropped off after Van Dijk scored Liverpool’s fourth but Liverpool still have nine games to play coming up in December, Liverpool perhaps wisely conserved their energy.