The Best Bits: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton (Photos)

Alan Duffy

25th, October 2015

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Jurgen Klopp remains without a victory with Liverpool after his third game in charge ended in a 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Liverpool started with Divock Origi in a lone striking role, but once again the Belgian youngster failed to look the part.

The hosts dominated possession and worked hard all over the pitch, closing down Southampton whenever possible.

However, without a cutting-edge up -front, the Reds struggled to turn their possession into goals and it took under the 77th minutes of the deadlock to finally be broken.

Sub Christian Benteke was the man to put Liverpool ahead, with the former Villa man producing a superb, towering header from a James Milner centre which left Maarten Stekelenburg with no chance in the Saints’ goal.

Liverpool looked to be heading for their first win in the Klopp era. However, Southampton had other ideas, with Sadio Mané netting the leveller on 86 minutes after Simon Mignolet parried a Gaston Ramirez header into the Sengalese striker.

The goal took the wind out of the sails of the home, while the sending off of Mané for a second bookable offence came too late to make any difference to the contest.

The result sees Klopp make it three draws out of three at Anfield, with his side’s lack of a cutting edge (particularly with Daniel Sturridge injured again) a major issue. Ronald Koeman and co, on the other hand, will be pleased with a point after a somewhat uninspiring performance.