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Liverpool beat Southampton 4-0 in EPL

2021 Nov 28, 10:05, Anfield
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates with Andrew Robertson, right, after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Photo: AP

Liverpool turned up the pressure on English Premier League leader Chelsea by coasting to a second successive 4-0 victory at Anfield, with Southampton the overpowered team this time.

Southampton was dispatched on Saturday as comfortably as Arsenal was a week ago as Jurgen Klopp’s side moved within a point of Chelsea, in the process becoming the first top-flight team to score two or more goals for 17 straight matches in all competitions since Sunderland in 1927.

Liverpool has scored 39 times in 13 matches and no player has more Premier League goals individually this season than any of the starting front three — Mohamed Salah (11), Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota (both seven).

Jota added a couple to his tally from a combined distance of seven yards, midfielder Thiago Alcantara made it two in two games shortly before halftime off a deflected strike, and Virgil van Dijk killed off any fanciful hopes of a Southampton comeback just after the break.


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