Adam Lallana On Bench - Liverpool Team vs Southampton Confirmed

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The duo shone during the 2-0 win over Southampton.

"When you score 10, 15 minutes in, it makes the game easier, (there is) less pressure", said Salah. The Brazilian is now playing the best football of his career, bringing his season's tally to 20 goals with the well-taken opener against the Saints. The Tottenham striker has recorded 23 goals this term. Can Liverpool stay in the hunt for a top two finish this season?

Jurgen Klopp's side were in cruise control at St Mary's after Firmino broke the deadlock.

Salah received the ball from Joel Matip around 30 yards out from goal and was allowed to turn and play a short pass into Firmino's feet.

Firmino returned the favour from the first goal with an audacious backheel into Salah's path and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner for his 22nd league goal of the campaign to close back to within one of Harry Kane in the golden boot race.

The Egyptian has now scored 30 times in all competitions this season since his summer move to Liverpool FC from Serie A giants AS Roma in a £39m deal.

Against Southampton, Salah set up Firmino for the opener before a roles reversal for the second.

The pace that Liverpool have could cause a real issue for out back-line with Salah reeking havoc in the reverse fixture!

Their manager was pleased, too.

One-time Southampton player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tried his luck moments later, with a deflected strike being stopped and held by Alex McCarthy.

"Both get the profit from the style of play, that's for sure as well".

Southampton, they are on a decent run of six games unbeaten since opening the new year with a home defeat to Crystal Palace. "In this strong league you can not be third without fantastic players and yes, they are two of them".

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