Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: Player Ratings - What the media and statistics say

Liverpool were on their game Saturday afternoon as they struck home three goals in the first half and held a clean sheet against our perpetual farm team.

Salah is, however, creating more chances for his Liverpool team-mates this season averaging 3.36 per 90 minutes compared to 1.91 last term.

Matip got to the end of an Alexander Trent-Arnold corner kick to score one of the Reds' goals in the 3-0 victory at Anfield.

The Dutchman is effective in a multiple of roles and over the course of the game oscillates at times between box to box midfielder to a deep-lying midfielder. He was good, I liked it.

Either side of those, Joel Matip scored his first at Anfield, and his first anywhere since November, as Southampton were pulled apart by a Liverpool side still nowhere near top gear. I am fine with him, I think he is fine with me and the situation.

Manchester United are scheduled to make the trip to Liverpool in the middle of December and could be under pressure to get a result at Anfield.

His interchanging of positions with Henderson and earlier on the season with Keita has helped this team maintain the momentum in midfield.

That is set to change with the Carabao Cup visit of Chelsea on Wednesday, especially as the pair meet at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League next weekend.

"I'm really, really happy about how we played the game today, because it was clear it was a really hard game, we knew that form the last few games when we played Southampton, but today we were in a really good mood", Klopp said.

'All the different challenges with the different styles of the opponent, the boys were there.

"Now their squad, which will sustain them during the season, looks really strong as well, that could be the difference this year".

A third defeat in six league matches leaves Southampton on five points.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes accepted the gulf between the sides shown in the opening 45 minutes but felt there were positives to take after the break.

"Yes, he lost the ball before we conceded the second (Paris Saint-Germain) goal but it was a very intense game and things like this happen constantly. I am really sure we are mature enough to understand it".

'Hopefully as the season progresses we will prove that along the way'.

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