Liverpool Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine
Popping a late winner was Liverpool’s game until Southampton turned the tables.
The high flying Reds hit the ground hard when the Saints cashed in twice within seven minutes from time to collect trois points in a 3-2 stunner.
There's still serious work left for Jürgen Klopp to do at Anfield as Southampton sharply highlighted the Reds' flaws. They're enough to most likely dash their chances to claim a spot in Europe next year.
The 'Pool has a game in hand on Manchester City, so squandering precious points in this one was ill-advised. The Saints, though, have now finessed their way back into the conversation.
Philippe Coutinho continued his fine run of form as he recorded yet another wonder goal, this one coming in the 17th minute:
No one stops the Coutinho cannon.
Daniel Sturridge may spend more time in the hospital than in the field, but when he's upright, the Reds can count on seeing his name in the scoring column:
However, the Saints are nothing if not resilient. This time, their late-game theatrics were spurred when Sadio Mane initiated the comeback just after the hour:
Then, it was dagger time. The first thrust came from Graziano Pelle in the 83rd minute, which got them back to terms with the Reds:
Seems like Liverpool isn't the only team with cannons.
Three minutes later, that was that, compliments of Sadio Mane:
It was the first time all season the 'Pool lost after building a two-goal lead.
Perhaps the old adage is right. That is the most dangerous lead in football.