Full-time: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

  • Substitute Christian Benteke nets an emphatic header but Jurgen Klopp denied a first win as Liverpool manager after Sadio Mane's late equaliser
  • Mane sent off in second-half stoppage time after picking up two yellow cards in as many minutes
Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane notched a late equaliser for Southampton before being swiftly dismissed for two bookable offences AFP

The wait for Klopp's first victory as Liverpool manager goes on. Despite Christian Benteke's emphatic header, they have now drawn all of his first three matches in charge after switching off from a set piece. Mane's late red card will have soured things somewhat for the visitors, but that is a good point and Koeman will not be too disheartened.

That result sees Liverpool up to ninth, level on points with today's opponents in eighth and West Brom just below. That is all we have time for tonight, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for post-match reaction over the coming hours. Goodbye.



Liverpool 1-1 Southampton


Goalscorer Mane is off as he picks up two very quick bookings, the second for a clumsy foul on Moreno. The full-time whistle blows.


Red card: Sadio Mane (Southampton)


Liverpool apply more pressure but Firmino just cannot reach Benteke's knockdown. Ward-Prowse heads away the corner with 90 seconds left.


Just woeful from Pelle as he finds nothing but air when attempting a spectacular finish. He will not want to see that again.


Four minutes of added time signalled as Southampton just about clear a Liverpool corner. Can either side find a winner?


One corner of Anfield erupts as Southampton snatch an equaliser. Ward-Prowse's short free-kick is helped on by Fonte and Ramirez heads it back across goal before Mane bundles home at the back post. Klopp looks mightily peeved.


Goal: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton (Sadio Mane)


One final substitution from Klopp sees Jordon Ibe replace Coutinho. Milner then has his name taken by referee Marriner for a feisty challenge on Bertrand.


Southampton will have to go for it now in these final 10 minutes. Koeman responds to the goal by summoning Gaston Ramirez. Davis goes off.


It appears that I may have tempted fate as Liverpool now have the first goal of Klopp's Premier League managerial career. Milner is left in acres of space to swing in a cross from the right flank and substitute Benteke runs across the front of Fonte before powering an exquisite header over Stekelenburg and into the top corner. Brutal.


Goal: Liverpool 1-0 Southampton (Christian Benteke)


Attacks for both teams just fizzling out just at the moment. This looks destined to end 0-0 barring a moment of sheer luck or individual brilliance.


Another long-range attempt from Coutinho goes over as Fonte applies the necessary pressure. Just over 20 minutes left to play.


A change from Klopp too as Firmino comes on for Lallana. No shortage of boos from the travelling support as their former captain makes way.


64 minutes on the clock and Koeman makes a change as Tadic walks off to be replaced by Ward-Prowse.


Commendable cover again from Bertrand as he drops behind his centre-backs to put pressure on Lallana after the latter is found by a searching ball forward from Coutinho. The shot trickles wide.


From the subsequent corner, Davis whips in a dangerous ball that is met by the head of Fonte. Can puts behind to thwart Van Dijk and Mane but the offside flag is raised once more.


In fairness to Moreno, that is an excellent recovery tackle to deny the speedy Mane. Brilliantly timed.


Another Reds attack ends at the feet of Moreno as the Spaniard blasts well over the crossbar. The effort and intent is certainly there, even if the execution is not.


Liverpool turn the screw as Clyne and Lallana combine down the right before the latter sends a low ball across the box. Moreno collects before receiving it back via a smart flick from Can and fizzing a shot that goes across the face of goal and away.


Southampton win a corner and Davis looks to find Van Dijk but Mignolet can claim.


Moreno battles away down the left and gets a fortunate break before playing a neat one-two with Lallana. His low pass does not quite pick out Milner but the offside flag is raised anyway.