Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Liverpool man shows his appreciation for defensive partner's performance against Southampton

Liverpool man shows his appreciation for defensive partner's performance against Southampton

Liverpool stayed top of the English Premier League despite a frustrating 0-0 draw at Southampton, where Juergen Klopp's team couldn't get past goalkeeper Fraser Forster on Saturday.

Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino insists that it is too early for his team to talk about winning the title, even though they now sit top of the Premier League. Meanwhile, Liverpool are top of the table and will look to extend their lead with a win at the St Mary's.

Jurgen Klopp's men were dominant for large periods of the game but were unable to get past England worldwide goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who pulled off a couple of brilliant saves. When a player's performed and gone to another team, it's a good thing for Southampton, because we can take money, buy other young players, and develop these. They're a decent side with a lot to pay back, considering we've poached more than a couple of their great players.

"Southampton are a well-organised side and I think they adapted their style to our strengths".

"It was not bad first half, much better second half". Former Saints forward Sadio Mané had a brace against Watford and has found the back of the net six times for Liverpool in the league thus far. I like the player, it was more of a feeling.

Firmino missed the best chance to take the three points for the Reds, who remain top by the virtue of goals scored - but Klopp was pleased with the display of his side following on from the global fixture window.

Liverpool were forced to settle for a goalless draw at Southampton on Saturday as they dominated the hosts without being able to find a breakthrough.

"We can not only play counter-attack, we can not only play high press, we have to be prepared for everything". We could have won the game, but in the end I am happy with performance. That is what we have to work on, it is our job and we have the players for it.

Klopp also praised the opposition, saying, "It was a really good performance against a side that are hard to play against". We have the quality to score.

"In games we've watched, even against Chelsea, [Southampton] were much more offensive in different moments than today".

The 25-year-old has acknowledged Claude Puel's men for their solid defensive display.

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