FT: Liverpool 0 Southampton 1

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FULL-TIME: It's all over as Southampton end Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win at Anfield thanks to Dejan Lovren's second half header.

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Alberto's flick runs through to Boruc and that should be that.

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There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

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Big chance for Sterling as he races clear on goal from Sturridge's clever pass, but his touch is too heavy and the ball runs through Boruc.

88
Southampton make their final change as Jack Cork comes on for Jay Rodriguez.

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Alberto has a sight of goal from Sterling's cut-back, but he scuffs his shot and it is easily cleared by the Southampton defence.

85
Home fans getting very restless as another move breaks down as Gerrard and Sturridge fail to communicate to each other.

83
The ball sits up for Davis on the edge of the box and he fires in a shot which is saved by Mignolet.

82
Southampton looking more likely to score a second goal rather than the home side getting back into it.

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Clyne is booked for time-wasting.

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Sums up Liverpool's day as Gerrard's pass towards Sturridge in a good position is overhit and runs straight out of play.

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Gerrard finds Sturridge free down the right, but his curling effort is poor and sails over the crossbar.

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Liverpool appear to be running out of ideas with the ball being given all too often.

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Southampton make another change as Ward-Prowse comes on for Lallana.

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Good challenge from Lovren to deny Sturridge running into the box.

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Liverpool make their final change of the game as Luis Alberto comes on for Skrtel.

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Southampton now happy to play Liverpool on the counter attack and Osvaldo wins a corner off Enrique.

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Toure wins a corner for Liverpool as the home side look to exert some pressure on Southampton.

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Livepool go straight down the other end as Sterling gets in down the right and his cross is cleared by Fonte right in front of his own goal.

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Brilliant reactions from Mignolet as he produces three saves to deny Southampton scoring a second. He keeps out Shaw's initial shot before getting up to save the deflected rebound and then finally he gets back to his feet to punch the ball away from danger.

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Southampton make their first change of the game as Lambert is replaced by Steven Davis.

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Terrible free-kick from Henderson as it is cleared by Shaw at the near post.

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Liverpool win a free-kick wide on the right as Lovren brings down Sterling. Chance to get a good ball into the box.

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Liverpool now trying to get more men forward, but Southampton continue to defend well.

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Gerrard fires in a powerful shot from the free-kick, but Boruc gets down well to push away his effort.

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Liverpool win a free-kick right on the edge of the box as Wanyama is adjudged to have brought down Moses.

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Liverpool make another change as Jose Enrique comes on for Agger which should see Sakho revert to central defence.

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Almost two for Southampton as Osvaldo works some space on the edge of the box and his curling shot is superbly saved by Mignolet.

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GOAL: Lovren scores from the resulting corner as he heads home despite Gerrard's best efforts on the line.

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Poor play from Skrtel and it is results in a corner for Southampton as Toure is forced to put the ball behind.

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Moses is caught offside as the home fans are becoming a little restless.

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Poor cross from Sakho as his delivery is too deep and is collected by Boruc.

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Mignolet is playing a dangerous game as Lallana almost robs him of the ball on the edge of the box and then the ball is given away to Clyne who feeds Lallana, but Mignolet makes up for his mistake to deny the Southampton captain with a fine save.

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The ball drops to Rodriguez on the edge of the box from Lambert's knockdown, but his effort is easily saved by Mignolet.

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RESTART: Liverpool get the second half underway as they look to score their first goal in the second half this season.

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Liverpool make a change at the break with Raheem Sterling replacing Aspas.

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HALF-TIME: The referee brings the first half to a close and both sides go in at the interval 0-0. Liverpool will point to the fact they should have had a penalty in that first half when Sturridge appeared to be upended by Lovren, but Southampton have more than held their own in the opening period.

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There will be one minute of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

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Gerrard fires over a cross from the right and Sturridge gets on the end of it, but his looping header lands on top of the netting.

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Sturridge gets in down the right, but his cross is diverted behind by Lovren.

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Toure goes on a powerful down the right, but Lovren is alert to stop him getting on the end of Sturridge's pass inside the box.

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Superb play from Lallana to rob Gerrard of the ball and the Liverpool captain is then forced to bring down his Southampton counterpart.

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No fluency from Liverpool in the first half and Southampton will be happy with how the opening 39 minutes have gone to date.

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Great run from Moses into the box as he powers past Fonte and his shot is tipped behind for a corner by Boruc.

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Sturridge finds some space on the edge of the box and lets fly with a left-footed effort which sails well over the crossbar.

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Boruc is quickly off his line to gather a cross from Aspas aimed towards Moses.

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Claims for a penalty from the home side as Sturridge appeared to be clipped by Lovren inside the box, but the referee ignores Liverpool's appeals.

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Gerrard's free-kick into the box is too deep and falls into the arms of Boruc.

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Brilliant tackle from Shaw to deny Moses getting clear onto Aspas's through ball. Alert defending from the covering left-back.

29
Good move from Southampton as Lambert picks out Clyne unmarked inside the box and his cross across the face of goal is cleared by Skrtel.

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Aspas has been the more central forwards between him and Sturridge so far and it has not worked for the home side so far.

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Another mix-up in the Liverpool defence sees the ball drop to Lambert inside the box, but he fails to get any purchase on his shot and it goes straight into the arms of Mignolet.

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Liverpool been unable to get Sturridge in the game at all so far as they have struggled to create any chances in open play.

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Southampton looking dangerous every time they go forward and Toure does well to block out Osvaldo.

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From the resulting corner the ball is flicked on to the far post, but on the stretch Toure is unable to direct his header on target.

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Great save from Boruc to deny Gerrard scoring from the free-kick as the keeper shows great reactions to keep out the curling effort.

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Liverpool win a free-kick 30 yards from goal as Aspas goes down under a challenge from Fonte. Chance for a shot at goal for the home side.

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Liverpool playing a very dangerous game on the edge of their own box with Southampton pressing them well.

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Vital interception from Agger to stop Lambert playing Lallana in on goal after Gerrard gave the ball away.

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Aspas tries a clever flick on the edge of the box, but the moves breaks down on the edge of Southampton's box.

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Liverpool struggling to get going so far in the game and Skrtel's long ball forward is aimless and runs straight out of play.

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Former Liverpool youngster Rickie Lambert has a sight of goal from 30 yards, but his strike is well wide of the target.

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Clyne gets free down the right for Southampton, but his cross is poor and goes straight out of play. Bright start from the visitors.

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Mignolet gets away with it there as he tries to let the ball run out of play, but the ball hits the corner flag and the keeper is forced to give away a throw-in.

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Schneiderlin's deep cross tries to pick out Lallana at the far post, but under pressure from Sakho he is unable to get his header on target.

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A lot of Liverpool's attacking play appears to be coming down the left with Moses involved in the action.

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Southampton looking quite comfortable in possession in the early stages of the game.

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Moses stays down after a challenge from Clyne and it looks like the Liverpool winger will need some treatment. The referee, Neil Swarbrick, somehow did not see that tackle from Clyne as a foul.

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Liverpool break from Southampton's free-kick and the ball drops to Lucas 25 yards from goal, but his shot lacks power and is easily saved by Boruc.

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Southampton win a free-kick wide on the left as Moses brings down Clyne chance to flood the box.

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First chance of the game for Liverpool as Sturridge tees up Henderson on the edge of the box and he curls his shot straight into the arms of Boruc. Decent opening for the home side.

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Southampton trying to press Liverpool high up the pitch in the early stages and Lallana has the first effort of the game with a volley that flies well over the top after Mignolet came out for a cross which Skrtel cleared.

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As expected it is Sakho who starts at left-back for Liverpool.

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Kick-off: Southampton get the game underway at a sun-drenched Anfield.

The two sets of players are on the pitch and going through the traditional handshakes.

Former Liverpool hero and now Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher in the crowd at Anfield.

Southampton fan Gary Richards is going for a 1-0 win for the visitors. What do you think as we approach kick-off?

Southampton have won four of the last six Barclays Premier League games against Liverpool, but the Reds have won the last two at Anfield by a 1-0 scoreline. Sky Bet make that scoreline a 6/1 chance today.

Liverpool fan Lee Hibbert is happy to see Sakho and Toure in the two full-back spots and is going for a 2-0 home win. What are your predictions?

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed Mamadou Sakho will start at left-back with Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel at centre-back and Kolo Toure at right-back. Is this a good decision from the Liverpool chief?

Finlay Jack is predicting a 3-0 win for Liverpool even though he admits the absence of Coutinho is a blow for the home side.

Liverpool fan Enam Ahmed on Twitter fears they could struggle without Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique getting forward from full-back. What do you think?

Feel free to air your opinions throughout the game. You can contact me direct at peter.o'rourke@bskyb.com, or tweet me @skysportspeteo.

Who will be the key men for both sides today?

What are your score predictions for the game today?

Southampton are unchanged from last weekend's draw at home to West Ham with Jack Cork replacing Guly among the substitutes.

I look forward to hearing from you and I will endeavour to post as many of your thoughts, opinions and reaction as I can.

What do you make of the two team line-ups? Liverpool starting with four central defenders in their backline.

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Southampton subs: Kelvin Davis, Steven Davis, Ramirez, Ward-Prowse, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld

Liverpool subs: Jones, Enrique, Alberto, Sterling, Ibe, Kelly, Wisdom.

Southampton XI: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert, Osvaldo.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Toure, Sakho, Agger, Skrtel, Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard, Aspas, Moses, Sturridge

The teams are in....

Whilst we wait for the team news, why no visit our friends at SkyBet for a little flutter. Liverpool 8/13 Draw 11/4 Southampton 9/2

Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Liverpool's Premier League game against Southampton from Anfield.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Hull City v C Palace  
Leicester v Burnley  
Liverpool v West Brom  
Sunderland v Stoke  
Swansea v Newcastle  
17:30
A Villa v Man City  
Sunday, 05 October 2014
12:00
Man Utd v Everton  
14:05
Chelsea v Arsenal  
Tottenham v Southampton  
16:15
West Ham v QPR  
Saturday, 18 October 2014
12:45
Man City v Tottenham  
15:00
Arsenal v Hull City  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 6 12 16
2 Southampton 6 7 13
3 Man City 6 5 11
4 Arsenal 6 4 10
5 Swansea 6 2 10
6 A Villa 6 -3 10
7 Man Utd 6 2 8
8 Tottenham 6 1 8
9 C Palace 6 0 8
10 West Brom 6 0 8
11 Stoke 6 0 8
12 Leicester 6 -1 8
13 West Ham 6 0 7
14 Liverpool 6 -1 7
15 Everton 6 -2 6
16 Hull City 6 -2 6
17 Sunderland 6 -1 5
18 QPR 6 -9 4
19 Newcastle 6 -7 3
20 Burnley 6 -7 3

Updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014

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