Liverpool passed the roller against Southampton, which they thrashed at Anfield (4-0) to prolong their climb and stalk Chelsea’s leadership of the Premier, on the thirteenth day.
Jurgen Klopp’s set does not loosen. Just over an hour and the success of Diogo Jota were enough to overwhelm Ralph Hasenhuettl’s team, which suffered its second loss in a row and returned to approach the relegation zone.
After two minutes Liverpool were already ahead after Jota took advantage of a ball received from Andrew Robertson to beat Alex McCarthy.
After half an hour, and after several occasions without culminating, the Portuguese returned to take the ball to the net after a pass from Mohamed Salah. And on the brink of halftime, the Reds sentenced the clash against a resigned opponent with a shot inside the area by Spanish Thiago Alcántara, which extended his scoring streak.
Klopp’s box rounded the win at the start of the second half. A corner kick from Trent Alexander Arnold was culminated by Dutch center-back Virgil Van Dijk.
With the meeting sentenced, the rhythm fell. Liverpool did not need any more, which was provisionally second in the Premier table, one point behind Chelsea that hosts Manchester United on Sunday.