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Summary

  1. Firmino stabs wide when clean through
  2. Austin misses Southampton's best chance
  3. Liverpool started day top of Premier League
  4. Injured Lallana missed out against former team

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By Jack Skelton

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  1. Liverpool stay top

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    So Liverpool stay top of the league thanks to their previous goalscoring exploits this season but will feel that's a real missed chance in the title race.

    Their level on points and goal difference with Manchester City after the Blues beat Crystal Palace 2-1 but ahead on goals scored.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    But it comes to nothing. Saints hang on. Liverpool left ruing those misses.

  3. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Seconds to go. Liverpool one last chance...

  4. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Into stoppage time. Anyone want to claim this one?

  5. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Inside the last five minutes here. Liverpool aren't giving up but Saints still look solid enough for a point.

    Late drama? A Sturridge winner?

  6. CHANCE!

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Firmino now brings a solid save from Forster with a curling effort after Coutinho's blocked shot falls to him on the edge of the area.

  7. CHANCE!

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Yet another golden chance for Liverpool and yet another miss.

    Sturridge stands one up to the back post, Clyne rises well and contrives to head wide.

    Bit of a sitter and a brilliant chance for the former Saints man to win it.

    Nathaniel Clyne
  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    And here is the change. Daniel Sturridge enters the fray for Emre Can. Just over 10 mins to go - can he break the deadlock. 

    Harrison Reed is also on for the hosts, replacing Hojbjerg.

  9. YELLOW CARD

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Coutinho is booked after nipping Redmond's heels. A sign of frustration.

  10. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Southampton still impressive in defence. First Van Dijk and then Romeu getting a foot in to break up Liverpool's flow.

    Time for a change for the Reds yet?

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Jay Rodriguez is the second sub for the hosts as he replaces Charlie Austin.

    Austin looks to be replaying that missed header as he trudges off - Saints' best chance so far.

  12. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    No. It's another disappointing corner and Shane Long - who's just come on for the ineffectual Boufal - brings the ball clear.

    He's outnumbered and outmuscled though and Liverpool soon regain possession.

  13. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Milner is now charging forward down the left, playing more as a winger than a full-back and he wins another corner.

    Can Liverpool improve their set piece delivery?

  14. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    If Liverpool are kicking themselves about these missed chances, they're refusing to show it.

    Emre Can now gallops down the left flank and wins a corner. Not much comes from the set piece but the visitors sense another chance is close.

  15. CHANCE!

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    How has Firmino not scored?! Horrid miss.

    Coutinho turns in space and slides in his fellow Brazilian with a lovely weighted pass. But Firmino prods it wide when it seemed easier to score. He was all of 10 yards out and Forster would've been helpless.

    Roberto Firmino
  16. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    This sums up Liverpool's day. A nice move at pace, a lovely dummy to put Emre Can free in space at the edge of the area but he drags his effort well wide.

    Time for Daniel Sturridge?

  17. YELLOW CARD

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Soares is the first man in Clattenburg's book as the right-back fells Coutinho. The Saints man had no other option but it's a clear booking.

  18. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Signs of life after a tepid first half.

    Will Saints get another chance? You'd fancy Liverpool will.

  19. CHANCE!

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    And now Austin up the other end really should put Saints in front.

    Cedric Soares overlaps on the right to float in a cross, Austin easily leaps over Clyne but heads wide.

    Must score. Doesn't score.

    Charlie Austin
  20. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    ...devilish, whipping ball in from Coutinho and Charlie Austin of all people is back to glance the ball over his own bar and prevent Joel Matip nipping in to score.

    Liverpool go close from the resulting corner too but van Dijk does enough in defence.