Liverpool have avoided a slip in the English title fight. At Southampton coached by Ralph Hasenhüttl, the “Reds” who were not in the best formation won 2-1 on Tuesday evening after falling behind early on. Defender Joel Matip scored the decisive goal in the 67th minute after a corner kick. Liverpool are a point behind holders and leaders Manchester City going into the final round at the weekend.
Nathan Redmond put Southampton ahead in the 13th minute. Less than 15 minutes later, former Salzburg player Takumi Minamino (27′) equalised. Liverpool continued to push after the break, and the visitors, without the injured Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, seemed only a matter of time before Matip headed in the goal. Southampton could no longer counter. The Hasenhüttl team is 15th in the last game of the season.
The Premier League decides on Sunday. Manchester City plays Aston Villa at home, Liverpool are in action against Wolverhampton at Anfield. Six days later, Jürgen Klopp’s team is then engaged in the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid. Having won both the League Cup and the FA Cup final, Liverpool can claim four trophies this season. So far, no team has managed to do this.
The race for the last Champions League starting place will also be decided on the last day of the game. Tottenham are a point ahead of Statdrivale Arsenal. The Spurs are guests at the bottom of the table and relegated Norwich, Arsenal welcomes Everton.