After Liverpool FC’s 1-0 Premier League loss to Southampton, Jürgen Klopp thought referee Andre Marriner should have given striker Sadio Mane a straightforward penalty. Danny Ings put paid to his ex-title club’s hopes when he lofted over goalkeeper Alisson to put the Saints ahead in less than two minutes.
After a foul by Kyle Walker-Peters, Mane seemed to have the best chance to take the lead for the visitors and went down in the box just before the break, but Marriner allowed play to proceed and the VAR did not take a second look at the incident, which the Reds boss said was a penalty: ‘I turned around, we had a pretty good view of it. It looked like a straightforward penalty. We can’t change that. We need to honor the choices. But our output can be improved. Now that’s our priority. After their 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Dec. 19, Liverpool have struggled for form, with draws at home to West Brom and at Newcastle accompanying this Hampshire loss, while for Southampton it was their first win since Dec. 13. It was their first win since December 13 for Southampton. The win was also the first time under Ralph Hasenhuttl that they took points off Liverpool, having lost the pp. “For sure, it’s special. It’s a great night. “We still talk about the limitations we have as a club, but we work with those limitations, and then when you get major wins like today, it’s even better because it gives you confidence in what you’re doing.”