Liverpool 2-1 Southampton Highlights
Daniel Sturridge’s late goal ensured Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a hard-earned win over Southampton at Anfield.
Raheem Sterling had given the Reds, runners-up last term, the lead at Anfield with a composed finish after Jordan Henderson’s threaded pass.
But Nathaniel Clyne equalised with a stunning finish following a neat one-two with debutant Dusan Tadic.
Sturridge struck from close range after Sterling headed the ball into his path.
Watch English Prermier League match, Liverpool Vs Southampton highlights here.
Date: Sunday, 17 August, 2014
Kick off: 13:30 GMT.
Southampton’s 1-0 win at Liverpool last season means they have won two of their last four games at Anfield (W2, L2).
They have never before won back-to-back league games away to the Reds.
Last year’s 1-0 win against Stoke was the first time in five seasons that Liverpool have won their opening league match (D2, L2).
The Reds scored more Premier League goals from counter-attacks (nine) than any other side last season.
The goals scored by Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge earned his side 20 points in 2013-14 – more than any other player in the top flight.
The Reds made fewer substitutions (89) than any other Premier League team in 2013-14.
Saints’ 1-0 victory against West Brom 12 months ago was the first time they had begun a Premier League season with a victory since 1999.
Summer signing Dusan Tadic created 133 goalscoring chances for FC Twente last season – that is 46 more than any other player in the Dutch top flight.
They kept 15 clean sheets in last season’s Premier League – only Chelsea (18), Arsenal (17) and Manchester City (16) managed more.