Liverpool raise their heads. Despite the Reds’ very poor start to the season, they provisionally point this Saturday at the end of the afternoon to sixth place in the Premier League, after beating Southampton (3-1) at home as part of the 16th day. of the English Championship, six days after winning at Tottenham (1-2). That success against the Saints owes much to Darwin Nunez, whose name has been repeatedly acclaimed at Anfield.
The Uruguayan has indeed scored two goals as a pure striker, first with a crossover from the left on an opening from Harvey Elliott (2-1, 21st), then by cutting close to a low cross from the ground. ‘Andy Robertson (3-1, 42nd). Previously, Firmino had opened the scoring with a splendid overturned header, taking advantage of a good ball from Robertson (1-0, 6th) before Southampton equalized through Che Adams, with a header, after a caviar from James Ward-Prowse (1-1, 9th).
Konaté victim of a “minor blow”
Largely dominating in the first period, the Liverpool players, led by a very inspired Thiago Alcantara, delivered one of their best performances of the season, despite the absence of Ibrahima Konaté, spared after receiving a “minor blow” according to English mediaand Jürgen Klopp, who followed the meeting in the stands after his exclusion against City.
At the same time, Tottenham, which hosted Leeds, was much less convincing (4-3). The Whites have indeed led three times in the score, via three close shots signed by the euphoric Crysencio Summerville (0-1, 10th) and Rodrigo (1-2, 43rd and 2-3, 76th), on three actions where Hugo Lloris, without being at fault, was not imperial. But the Spurs came back each time, first through a shot under the bar from Harry Kane at close range (1-1, 25th), then via a long attempt from Ben Davies (2-2, 51st), before winning thanks to two late goals from Rodrigo Bentancur (3-3, 81st; 4-3, 83rd). With this result, Tottenham remain third, pending the result of Newcastle-Chelsea which starts at 6:30 p.m.
Maddison gets injured at the wrong time
Also this Saturday afternoon, Leicester extended its good run of the moment by going to win at West Ham (0-2). The first goal of the match was the work of James Maddison, who thus celebrated his presence in the list of Gareth Southgate, taking over from the left with force a cross from Patson Daka (0-1, 8th). Unfortunately, the Foxes point guard was then injured in the 25th minute, which could compromise his presence in Qatar.
Finally, two other Premier League matches were played this Saturday afternoon: Notthingham Forest beat Crystal Palace at home (1-0), while Bournemouth confirmed their recovery by outclassing Everton at home (3-0).