Matip match winner – Liverpool’s golden dream come true – VG

Matip match winner - Liverpool's golden dream come true - VG
Match winner: Joel Matip accepted a tribute to his Liverpool teammates after making it 2-1 in the 67th minute of play at St Marys in Southampton.

(Southampton-Liverpool 1-2) Joel Matip won the Liverpool match in the 67th minute and confirmed that Jurgen Klopp’s team can still win the Premier League title from Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola.


– It is impressive, what the “boys” have succeeded in, as Jürgen Klopp said in an interview shown on TV 2 after the match.

The Liverpool boss adds, among other things, “wonderful” and “what can I say”. In other words, Klopp can’t find words to describe how proud he is of the way his players went from 0-1 to winning 2-1.

– They deliver, they deliver, they deliver, it sums up – also considering all the changes he made to the player from the previous match.

And Liverpool – now one point ahead of City – will play Wolverhampton in the last match next Sunday at 17.00, while Manchester City awaits Aston Villa at the same time. Both title candidates have their home matches.

Conditions were clear before kick-off at St Marys in Southampton. Manchester City leads the table with 90 points from 37 games, and Liverpool 86 points from 36 games.

With two matches remaining, Liverpool had to avoid losses. With a victory for Southampton, Manchester City will, as they are known New Earling Braut Haaland ClubIgnore gold another series. Number four of the last five given. Drawing May 17: Practically the same result. City went into the penalty area due to the advantageous goal difference.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made nine changes from the previous match to prevent such an outcome, on the grounds that his team – Watch carefully 11 days before the Champions League final Liverpool – Real Madrid You need ‘healthy legs’ to be able to beat Southampton.

– Nine absolutely unusual changes. I am so happy. Yes, “we keep going,” he says.

After 13 minutes, he almost fell into a fist. Diogo Jota’s home team’s Janko Vojnovic made a recent save (to put it mildly) on the Southampton half, and the ball quickly finished off the left edge with red-striped Nathan Redmond – who thrust the ball into his legs. Then to get a chance to take off, as he did. Across the left knee of Liverpool’s deputy captain Milner, the ball floated over goalkeeper Alisson Becker, into his left corner.

1-0 – Redmond’s first goal of the season.

Tough opening: Southampton teammates Nathan Redmond (centre) celebrates after his first goal of the season.

Jurgen Klopp ran against referee Martin Atkinson, who strongly voiced Klopp’s opinion that he should have taken a free kick for Utah and Liverpool.

Five minutes later, he applauded, albeit for a short time. Roberto Firmino tied the score 1-1, but three Liverpool players were offside when the Brazilian fired a free kick into the goal behind Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. The numerical equalizer came in the 27th minute of play, by Takumi Minamino – Jota played smoothly. Then there was one team on the pitch, though – Liverpool – failed to secure it in the first half (Liverpool had 72 percent of possession).

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In the 56th minute, Harvey Elliott, from a slightly better shooting angle, could have put Liverpool’s second goal behind McCarthy. Shot the ball into the wall of the net to the left of McCarthy. A few minutes later, Curtis Jones broke free and hit the ball side to the left post of the Southampton goalkeeper. Firmino watched from 15 yards, the ball in McCarthy’s lap. Klopp made some changes, and if the pressure on the home team isn’t as great as it was – you know where the boat is.

2-1: Joel Matip (outside) heads the ball over and past Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. In the middle: Norway’s Mwai Alyonosi, Southampton player.

2-1 in the 67th minute, a corner kick from Tsimikas, the ball crossed Southamptons Moi Illonusi and then towards the head of fellow Norwegian Kyle Walker Peters – and from there to the head of top scorer Joel Matip.

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