Not a great result for Liverpool tonight but still the home leg to go. Liverpool seemed to lack that zip tonight but they have on a few occasions recently. Manť's hard graft was a miss and Henderson in the middle of the park. Lucas is just not good enough. Matip at the back is also a loss when you see the likes of Klavan.
For all the commentators' w@nking themselves into a frenzy, Southampton put in a very disciplined performance and largely had 9-10 men behind the ball, which Liverpool struggled to break down. They only scored through woeful defending. Liverpool had 70%+ possession and Southampton did seem to get every break of the ball. Some days it just goes like that. Liverpool will play far better this season than tonight but it sets up the second leg nicely.
Klopp needs to get out into the market quickly for at least a couple of quality additions asap, ideally at least one (preferably two) at the back and another attacking threat. He works his teams so hard that you can see the tiredness in the players at times. They won't play five star football every single week but the squad needs more quality at the back and fresh legs up front.
Good to see Coutinho back, little flashes of skill and good distribution in the main but clearly left his shooting boots on the coach.