Liverpool climbed back up to third in the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s this evening.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah combined for both goals at the beginning and end of the first half as Liverpool returned to winning ways in the top flight, handing Jurgen Klopp his 50th Premier League victory as manager
Southampton were unable to fight back in the second half as they end the weekend in the bottom three and a point from safety, while Liverpool climb back up to third after momentarily dropping a place following Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Arsenal on Saturday.
The Reds have now lost just one of their last 18 Premier League games, whereas Southampton equal an unwanted club record of seven successive home games without a Premier League victory.
Earlier on, a second-half goal from Matt Ritchie earned Newcastle United a 1-0 win over Manchester United in Sunday’s Premier League clash at St James’ Park.
The Magpies had dropped into the relegation zone courtesy of Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 victory over Bournemouth , but Ritchie’s well-taken effort gave Rafael Benitez ‘s side their first league victory in the North-East since October 21 and moved the club into 13th place in the standings .
Man United had their chances but a number of saves from Martin Dubravka and desperate blocks from defenders left Jose Mourinho’s team sitting 16 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
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