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Adrian Error Proves Alisson’s Worth But Liverpool Hold On At St Mary’s

Liverpool picked up their second victory in as many game at the start of the Premier League season as they defeated Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s.

Looking to build on their 4-1 win against Norwich on the opening day of the campaign Liverpool knew they would be without their first choice goalkeeper in Alisson after he picked up a calf injury in the victory.

There were doubts over the fitness of back-up stopper Adrian but the Spaniard started a game which saw the European champions struggle in the first half but open the scoring just before the break thanks a brilliant finish from Sadio Mané.

Liverpool looked more comfortable in the second half and doubled their lead through Roberto Firmino as they looked on course for a routine away win and a clean sheet.

That was until the final ten minutes when the ball found it’s way back to Adrian in the Liverpool goal whose attempted clearance was blocked down easily by former Reds striker Danny Ings and found it’s way into the empty net.

Ings almost grabbed a late equaliser against his former club but squandered a wonderful chance to give Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side their first point of the season as Liverpool held on for the win.

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here [email protected]