Southampton 1-3 Liverpool: Salah ends drought as Reds go top

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09 April, 2019

The Egyptian took just 69 games to do it in, while next closest Fernando Torres needed 72 fixtures to hit the same mark. We can not afford years and years of City dominance, with the risk that the Premier League becomes like Serie A or Ligue 1. We've got to win every game.

This title race is going to go down to the wire and Salah getting back in his old scoring habits can only be a good thing.

"Like I said, it's hard for teams to defend us for 90 minutes".

Van Dijk told LiverpoolFC.com that the Reds' early struggles were as a result of their own approach, with Liverpool trying to send more midfielders forward than usual.

With 10 minutes to play in the crunch Premier League encounter at St. Mary's and with the scores level at 1-1, Salah ran more than half the length of the pitch before coolly slotting home to give title-chasing Liverpool the lead. There are just three months between seasons and once we get underway in August again, the whole cycle starts again and the previous season is quickly forgotten.

The victory lifted Liverpool to 82 points from 33 games, with City on 80 from 32, while Southampton remained five points above the relegation zone.

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The skipper played in a more advanced role and his aggression and desire was clear from the minute he came on, meanwhile Milner astutely calmed things down on the right side of defence. "As a striker you have chances and because each striker is a human being as well, maybe you have better moments and less good moments". "I remember when Manchester City signed Kyle Walker for £50m it left me thinking "wow that's incredible" and the same with Virgil van Dijk".

Liverpool returned to the summit of the Premier League following a dogged 3-1 win over Southampton.

"People want us to play like City, we are not able to do that, why should we do it?"

Last year, Salah was named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year after he scored 44 goals for Liverpool in all competitions.

"In the second half I thought we showed why we are top of the league and challenging for the Premier League".

It was a great evening for Liverpool on Friday, and in particular for their goalscorers, all three of whom were in desperate need of a goal. "Super, super goal from Mo, Bobby so important to make the run but couldn't play because the ankle wasn't so good, fantastic finish".


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