Liverpool unbeaten run continues following a well targeted 4-0 win over league contenders Southampton at Anfield, yet the Reds coach Jurgen Klopp says his side are “not even close to being perfect”.
Liverpool has extended their lead in the Premier League table to 22 points over second-placed Manchester City, who will play Mourinho’s Tottenham on Sunday, with a four sound goals against Southampton.
Beaten Southampton also brings Liverpool to match Manchester City’s record of 20 consecutive Premier League victory at home and only Bill Shankly’s Liverpool team in 1972 had a longer winning streak on home soil in English top-flight history.
“We’re not even close to being perfect. We just look to use our skills in the best possible way. The boys have done that for a while pretty good and that’s why we have these numbers,” Jurgen Klopp said.
“We didn’t want a 22-point lead. We wanted 73 points at the end of today.”
Scoring a whole four goals at the second-half positioned Liverpool for a victory that extends their unbeaten run in the league to 42 matches, which means that they have scooped-up 100 points from the last 102 games.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the first to score at the second half against Southampton just few minutes after half time, that is his second goal in as many league matches.
The next was from Liverpool’s skipper Jordan Henderson who on the hour mark with a smooth finish after being assisted by Roberto Firmino made it 2-0.
However, Jordan Henderson later demonstrated his cheerfulness when he set up for Mohamed Salah who launched Liverpool’s third goal, and thereafter proceeded for the fourth and final goal of the match from close range.
Even though Southampton would not be too shocked to see Liverpool beat them in the game considering their super activeness this season, they obviously wouldn’t have expected a four zero win against after matching Liverpool during the first hour with Danny Ings going close in the first half and Shane Long also disappointed by Alisson who already knows his angles at home.
The defeat against Southampton became their first away defeat in five matches, which have lowered them to 11th position on the race.
The Reds have been without a Premier league title in 30 years, but it will surely end this season as they could be said to already have one hand placed on the trophy as seven wins from their remaining 13 matches will seal the deal.