Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli fire Arsenal to win over Newcastle

<p>Mohamed Salah warms up before kick-off</p>

Mohamed Salah warms up before kick-off

Follow all the latest updates as Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield today in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds bounced back from defeat at West Ham to beat Arsenal 4-0 last time out, and are aiming to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and second-place Man City above them by sinking the Saints.

Southampton’s impressive recent spell of three wins in four came to an end at Norwich in Dean Smith’s first game in charge of the Canaries, and they face a tough job this afternoon to stop the attacking power of the league’s top scorers, Liverpool. Mohamed Salah will be a particular threat having scored 11 goals already this season, while Sadio Mane is second in the charts with seven, and Diogo Jota fifth with five.

Klopp praised Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl on Friday, saying his Liverpool side must be “creative” to make the breakthrough. “Ralph is obviously organising a proper team there. They maybe expect not to have majority of possession, they start very often 4-4-2 and can change to five at the back in the game. They are a very well drilled team. We have to be creative to break them down.”

Follow all the action below, live.


GOAL! Liverpool 1 – 0 Southampton (Jota, 2’)⚽️

2 mins: What a start!

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:03

Liverpool 0 – 0 Southampton

Kick off: Southampton kick off the match and send the ball up to Armando Broja. He knocks the ball down to Che Adams who plays in Adam Armstrong. He sprints into the box and cuts the ball back into the middle where Virgil van Dijk heads the ball out for a corner.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 15:02

Liverpool vs Southampton

Here come the teams. Liverpool can move up to second if they win today. Southampton (13th) could potentially jump ahead of Manchester United (8th) if they can find a way to beat the Reds at Anfield.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:58

Liverpool vs Southampton

11 of the 14 Premier League goals Southampton have conceded this term have come in the second half. Only Chelsea and Manchester City have conceded fewer first-half goals than Southampton.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:54

Liverpool vs Southampton

Mo Salah has scored or assisted in all but one of the Reds’ top-flight matches in 2021-22, with the exception being August’s 2-0 win versus Burnley.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:52

Liverpool vs Southampton

Southampton have lost 13 of their 17 Premier League away games in 2021 – with two wins and two draws – conceding 43 goals.

All three of Saints’ league wins this season were by a 1-0 scoreline and came against sides currently in the bottom six.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:50

Liverpool vs Southampton

Liverpool have scored in 22 Premier League games in a row since March and are the only side to find the net in all of their matches in the division this season.

The Reds have scored more than once in 16 consecutive fixtures in all competitions, with a total of 49 goals during this run.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have also kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine Premier League victories, including all seven in the current campaign.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:48

Arsenal vs Newcastle: Five things we learned as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli fire Gunners to win

Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Premier League as goals from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli helped them to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United, who remain without a win this season.

Here’s what we learned from Arsenal’s victory over Newcastle:

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:45

Arsenal vs Newcastle player ratings as Bukayo Saka gets Gunners back to winning ways

Arsenal dominated throughout and eventually saw off the infrequent threat of Newcastle United, who suffered defeat in their first game with new boss Eddie Howe actually pitchside.

Here’s how the players rated at the Emirates Stadium:

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:42

Liverpool vs Southampton: Head-to-head

Liverpool have won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Southampton, though they lost 1-0 at St Mary’s last season.

The Saints are winless in seven league matches at Anfield since winning there in September 2013 courtesy of a Dejan Lovren goal. They’ve drawn two and lost five during that run.

Southampton have lost four successive top-flight fixtures away to the Reds without scoring.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:39

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