The juggernaut continues. This time with one of the best wins of the season, away to Southampton. It was a complete and utter grind and a victory not too dissimilar to the corresponding fixture last season. The officials were kind on the whole, however, as they say; these things tend to even themselves out. It’s the first time since the mid 1980s under Joe Fagan, that Liverpool has kept five consecutive clean sheets away from home in the league. Some feat, considering the defensive issues at the beginning of the season. My Liverpool FC player ratings as follows:
Jordan Ibe - 7: Did a lot of defensive work due to Southampton dominating possession throughout. Made several mazy runs, but it was another facet of Ibe’s game that impressed and that was his capabilities behind the ball.
By Simon K.