The Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl shares his view on how impressive Liverpool was against them. The 13th match week of the Premier League saw Liverpool hosting Southampton in Anfield on 27th November 2021. Liverpool had a massive 4 – 0 victory against the Saints.
Diogo Jota scored twice and Thiago Alcantara added a third one as the Reds led the Saints 3 – 0 at halftime. Just seven minutes after the break Virgil van Dijk scores the fourth and it was job done for Liverpool. It Just took 32 minutes for Liverpool to write their names into the history books, as they chased down a 94-year-old record. 1927, the last time when a top-flight team scored more than two goals in 17 consecutive matches in all competitions.
Ralph Hasenhuttl comments on remarkably play displayed by Liverpool
We wanted to surprise them a little bit and we surprised ourselves. It wasn’t a good idea against a team on fire.
It was my mistake, I take it on my part. I’m responsible for this defeat. I sent them out on the pitch with not a good plan and it didn’t work.
We tried it against Chelsea but it didn’t work here because we couldn’t stop what they did. We had big problems in the half-spaces in the center and we couldn’t stop them.
That’s why we changed at half-time but the game was gone. In the second half, you could see it was more stable and we played better football in our normal shape and we didn’t give away that many chances.
But it’s still hard to defend against a team on fire. We can play better than in the first half, that’s for sure.
Liverpool are super hungry, they are super motivated, they are in an unbelievable flow at the moment and to stop them, I think there is no team who could come here and not have problems, no matter how you play and what you do.
There must be a reason why they are one of the best teams in the world and we are a team trying to do everything to stay in the league.
The Reds are now in third place with two points behind the leader Chelsea and one point behind Manchester City. Next up for Liverpool will be a battle with their neighbours, Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park.