Liverpool scripted a great comeback against Southampton to stay alive to fight another day as they head into the last match of the Premier League with only a point to separate them and Manchester City.
The Reds were down by a goal from Nathan Redmond in the opening quarter. However, Takumi Minamino scored right before the half-hour mark to restore parity. Both teams went into halftime with a 1-1 scoreline. Eventually, Joel Matip scored the winner in the 67th minute to grab all three points from the game.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are now a point behind Manchester City after the defending champions were held to a 2-2 draw against West Ham United. The Citizens will now travel to take on Aston Villa in their last match, a side managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, whereas the Reds will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in their penultimate Premier League clash.
After the 2-1 win against the Saints, Jurgen Klopp said that the Reds still have chances of winning the trophy on the last day. The German tactician shared that had he been in Guardiola’s shoes he would not think this title race to be over. He said, “If I was in the other situation, then I don’t feel like I am champion already, that is how it is.”
Klopp shares that despite everything he expects his team to go for the win against the Wiolves expecting that Manchester City will also earn a win against Aston Villa on the last day. “From my point of view, in second you are thinking that of course City will win that game. But it is football. We have to first win our game. It is not like we are talking about Wolves like they are not there. It is possible, not likely but possible. That is enough.”
Liverpool had a task at hand going into the St.Mary’s stadium last night. The Reds had to win the match to stay alive in the game and when Redmond scored the opening goal. But the Reds dug deep and showed tremendous character as Minamino scored the qualiser followed by a timely winner for Joel Matip, keeping the Reds’ season alive in the Premier League.