Brighton vs Leeds LIVE Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

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Brighton and Hove Albion host Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with both sides woefully out of form and desperately seeking points to turn around their fortunes.

Graham Potter’s side are without a victory in seven league games and have dropped to ninth after a fine start to the campaign, while Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds have struggled throughout the season so far, sitting 17th just two points above the relegation zone. They have won only twice this term, and not at all in the last five. Goalscoring has been an issue for them with Patrick Bamford absent for much of the campaign, while for the Seagulls, it’s just four goals in the last six games including three blanks.

Both sides will hope this can be the weekend to turn matters in a more positive direction and move back up the table. Follow all the latest team news and live match updates from Brighton against Leeds below, after the culmination of Liverpool vs Southampton and the rest of the Premier League’s 3pm matches:

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Brighton vs Leeds

  • Kick-off at 5:30pm GMT

  • Brighton winless in seven; Leeds without victory in five

  • Brighton: Sanchez, Lamptey, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Moder, Veltman

  • Leeds: Meslier, Dallas, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Forshaw, Raphinha, James, Harrison, Rodrigo

Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 - 0 Leeds United FC

Brighton and Leeds stalemate highlights crisis of attacking confidence at both clubs

19:52 , Michael Jones

It’s simultaneously true to say it was reasonable to expect that Brighton against Leeds would have been better than this, while also accepting that a Premier League match has seemingly never been more consigned to finish as a damp and unhelpful 0-0 draw.

Brighton and Leeds stalemate highlights crisis of attacking confidence at both clubs

Wasteful Brighton rue missed chances as Leeds cling on for point

19:45 , Michael Jones

Neal Maupay blazed over an open goal as wasteful Brighton saw their winless streak stretch to eight Premier League games following a frustrating goalless draw with Leeds

Wasteful Brighton rue missed chances as Leeds cling on for point

Reaction from Tariq Lamptey

19:42 , Michael Jones

Brighton right-back and player of the match today, Tariq Lamptey spoke to Sky Sports following the game and outlined Brighton’s frustration at not getting the win. He said:

We would have liked to have won the game today but we played a quality side. We pushed and pushed but it wasn’t to be.

“We tried our hardest and we gave it our all, on another day they’d go in. We’ve just got to keep training hard now.

“My team-mates have been great whilst I’ve been out so I worked as hard as I could to create some chances and do my bit for them today.

“We’re playing against quality teams every week, it’s not easy to put the ball in the back of the net, so we just have to keep pushing.

“We go into every game looking to get the three points, the goal didn’t come but we look to the next game now.”

Brighton rue missed chances in draw with Leeds

19:39 , Michael Jones

Bright had 20 chances over the course of the 90 minutes with only four on target. Their expected goals rating of 1.8xg was the highest of the season without them converting a chance.january.

It’s a familiar, frustrating story for Graham Potter who must be thinking of bringing in a top quality finisher in January.

Frustration for Brighton

19:32 , Michael Jones

Brighton have failed to win in their last eight games in the Premier League, their last longer winless streak was from 28the November 2020 to 13th January 2021, a run of nine games.

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Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:26 , Michael Jones

So what does that draw do to the table?

Leeds remain in 17th but move three points above the relegation zone. Brighton jump one place into 8th leapfrogging Manchester United who face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Full-time: Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:23 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: It all ends goalless. That seemed to be the way things were going since the restart of the second half. Brighton will feel as though they’ve dropped two points. They dominated the first half in particular. Leeds will be happy to come away with a point. They were far from their best and didn’t really kick into gear going forward.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:20 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Can someone, anyone, find a winning goal at the Amex Stadium?

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:19 , Michael Jones

88 mins: Save! It’s just not Brighton’s day! Joel Veltman makes a good run down the right side and picks out Solly March with a nice inside pass. March brings the ball into a central position before scuffing a shot at goal. Illan Meslier dives across to his left and palms the ball onto the inside of the post but instead of bouncing over the line the ball comes back into play, hits the goalkeeper and allows Meslier to scoop it up.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:17 , Michael Jones

86 mins: The game’s getting a little tense now. Neither team wants to lose but both think they can win it. Leeds enjoyed a decent five minute period now it’s Brighton’s turn. They look for a way into the box from the left but Shackleton manages to drive them back.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:13 , Michael Jones

83 mins: Graham Potter makes his last substitution by replacing Jaub Moder with Jeremy Sarmiento. It’s a Premier League debut for the 19-year-old.

Rodrigo pounces on a failed attempt to clear the ball for Brighton and works it across to Forshaw. He slides the ball into the box for Tyler Roberts who shoots and forces Sanchez into a save low to his left!

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:10 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Forshaw passes the ball into the box for Leeds. Rodrigo collects the pass and backheels it to Roberts. He shifts it away from Gross and prods a shot wide of the near post.

That’s been Leeds’ best chance for quite some time and they may just be thinking that they can nick a goal here and win this.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:06 , Michael Jones

77 mins: That run was Lamptey’s last action as Solly March comes on to replace him. March is into the action immediately when he receives the ball on the left wing. He carries it inside, skirting the edge of the box before hitting a left-footed shot at goal and forcing Meslier to tip the effort over the crossbar.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:05 , Michael Jones

74 mins: Lamptey takes the ball off Forshaw and turns towards the box. He sends it across to Gross who threads a pass up for Lacadia. Lacadia shoots from the edge of the box on the turn but can’t generate enough power to beat Meslier in goal.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

19:01 , Michael Jones

71 mins: Moder and Bissouma combine to squeeze in behind the Leeds defence on the right side. Bissouma looks to cross the ball and wins a corner.

Pascal Gross delivers the set piece but Leeds head the ball away and look to counter attack with a long ball up to James. He breezes past Cucurella and fires a shot wide of the back post.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:57 , Karl Matchett

68 mins: Graham Potter makes his first change for Brighton as Neal Maupay is replaced with Jurgen Locadia. Can he be the man to break this deadlock?

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:55 , Michael Jones

65 mins: Tyler Roberts is on for Leeds. It’s Marcelo Bielsa’s last change and he replaces Jack Harrison.

Shackleton gives the ball away in his own box but Moder’s shot across goal goes wide. The ball is cleared out for a Brighton throw in and Gross is played in down the inside right channel. He chips the ball back across to Moder and this time his shot goes for the goal!

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:51 , Michael Jones

62 mins: Trossard takes on Shackleton over on Brighton’s left wing. He spins away from the defender and drives inside with the ball. Shackleton tracks him but can’t catch up with the Brighton forward before he takes a shot from the edge of the box that sails wide of the far post.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:49 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Moder and Lamptey combine on the right wing to get Moder in behind the lines. He crosses the ball in towards Maupay but Meslier comes off his line and, after a little fumble, claims the ball.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:47 , Michael Jones

56 mins: Leeds break on the counter-attack with Harrison carrying the ball down the inside left channel. He passes it inside to Dallas who set up Rodrigo with a square pass on the edge of the box. Rodrigo shoots first time but leans back on the effort and boots it over the crossbar!

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:45 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Chance! Raphinha sends a long pass up to Dallas who lets it run out to Harrison on the left wing. He passes it back inside to Dallas who rolls the ball onto his right foot and shoots from just outside the box. The shot has a little swerve on it that confuses Sanchez who tries to push it over the crossbar. He stops the shot with his hand but the ball comes back into play and his centre-backs manage to keep the loose ball away from Rodrigo.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:40 , Michael Jones

50 mins: Moder carries the ball into the box but gets tackled. Shackleton attempts to work it clear but runs into Maupay and goes down. Maupay blasts a shot over the crossbar but the whostle goes and Brighton are awarded a free kick.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:38 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Jack Harrison swings a cross in from the left wing but Cucurella gets a glancing head to the ball and knocks it out of the Brighton penalty area.

The Seagulls regain possession and a long diagonal ball comes up the pitch for Lamptey but he can’t keep the ball in play and it skips behind for a goal kick.

Second half: Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:36 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Jamie Shackleton and Pascal Struijk are on for Leeds as Marcelo Bielsa makes a couple of changes at the break. Junior Firpo and Kalvin Phillips are the two men replaced.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:31 , Michael Jones

Tariq Lamptey has created five chances for Brighton in the first half versus Leeds, the most he’s ever created in a single Premier League match.

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Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:28 , Michael Jones

The 12 shots Brighton have had in the first half is the highest total they’ve created in the first half of any game in the Premier League this season.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:24 , Michael Jones

Leeds have lost their last five away league games against Brighton without scoring a single goal, while their last away league win against the Seagulls was back in November 2009 in League One.

They look like the second best team on the pitch tonight too but have found a way to stay on level terms after the first half.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:21 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: Leeds have been outplayed by Brighton over that first 45 minutes but the half-time score remains goalless. Neal Maupay had two fantastic chances to put the Seagulls in front but messed both of them up. Jakub Moder and Leandro Trossard both also hit the post for Brighton.

Leeds are lucky to still be in the game.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:18 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Llorente is fine to play on for Leeds.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:15 , Michael Jones

44 mins: A Brighton free kick is swung into the box from the right hand side. Lewis Dunk rises higher than Diego Llorente but catches the Leeds defender in the face with a trailing arm. Leeds clear the ball but Llorente needs to get checked by the physios.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:12 , Michael Jones

41 mins: There’s a huge appeal for handball against Liam Cooper after he blocks Moder’s cross the right. He ball does strike his arm as he went to ground but it’s never a penalty. Brighton win a corner though and Cucurella’s delivery is sent straight out of play for a Brighton throw in.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:09 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Chance! How many chances does Maupay need to score? Lamptey makes an underlapping run from deep as Firpo is attracted wide to the ball. A simple pass takes the ball round the Leeds defender and Lamptey picks it up. He squares it into Maupay who just needs to guide it towards goal but his effort from the middle of the box goes wide.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:07 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Brighton hit the post again! Moder is the first to react to a knockdown just inside Leeds’ final third and he chases down the loose ball before heading for the box. Llorente tries to win it back but Moder holds him off and brings the ball into the left side of the area. He shoots from a tight angle and his effort rattles into the near post and bounces out of play.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:05 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Chance! Moder brings the ball down the Brighton right this time and pulls it back to Lamptey. He knocks the ball on to Trossard who shoots from outside the box and forces Meslier into a save low down.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:04 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Leeds seem to have found their footing in the game. They’ve had a little bit of joy down the left side and are challenging for the ball in the middle of the park.

Lamptey versus Firpo is still a one-sided contest but the rest of the pitch is fairly even.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:59 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Lamptey breezes past Firpo once again and cuts the ball into the box but Leeds scramble it clear. Lamptey has Firpo’s number. He knows he can outpace the Leeds right-back. It’s not a fair contest out there.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:57 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Trossard arrives late for a tackle on Stuart Dallas and takes the man. Leeds win a free kick over on the right side that Raphinha is going to take.

He goes for goal and hits the wall. The deflection knocks the ball to the back post where Dan James arrives and pokes it wide of goal!

Off the post! Trossard come close for Brighton

17:53 , Michael Jones

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

21 mins: Chance! Leandro Trossard turns well to bring the ball into the right side of the Leeds penalty area. He recovers it and shoots, hitting a sweet strike back across the box. Meslier sticks out an hand and manages to get a glancing touch on the ball. It’s just enough to force the shot onto the back post where the ball rebounds away.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:50 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Tariq Lamptey versus Junior Firpo is a good battle that the Brighton man is winning by miles. He’s already drawn a foul from Firpo that’s seen him booked but goes past him again to get the ball to the edge of the box. Firpo seems to pull Lamptey back - that’s the prevailing opinion of the Brighton fans - just as he gets to the box. He loses possession and Leeds clear as the referee waves for play to continue.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:47 , Michael Jones

15 mins: A cross from Leeds’ left side is whipped deep into the box. Raphinha legs after it and manages to keep the ball in play. He turns and runs it back towards the box before taking on Leandro Trossard. Trossard goes down and clips Raphinha as he tries to get back to his feet. The Leeds attacker then hits the deck and wants a penalty. The referee shakes his head and play goes on with the ball coming to Adam Forshaw on the front edge of the box. He shoots but his effort is blocked by Joel Veltman.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:43 , Michael Jones

12 mins: As if to try and make up for his earlier miss Maupay receives the ball on the left and cuts inside. He rolls it onto his right foot and shoots from range but it’s an easy stop for Illan Meslier to make and the Leeds goalkeeper scoops up the ball.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:40 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Oh no! Brighton should have scored! It’s great work from Lamptey again on the right side as he injects a bit of pace into his run to get to the byline. A cutback into the boc is squared across to Neal Maupay by Moder but Maupay doesn’t get over the top of the ball and spoons it over the crossbar! That’s a shocking miss.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:38 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Phillips gives away a free kick on Brigton’s left wing. The set piece is curled into Leeds penalty area by Cucurella but the visitors deal with the cross and clear their lines.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:36 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Diego Llorente sends the ball up to Jack Harrison who carries it towards the box. Junior Firpo gets forward on the overlap and is fed the ball. He swings a cross towards the back post where Marc Cucurella heads it clear.

Brighton then attack down the right side. Tariq Lamptey is pushing high up the pitch on the wing and he shimmies past Firpo to get to the byline. He pass back into the box is met by Jakub Moder who hits the volley over the crossbar.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:32 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Brighton get the ball rolling at the Amex Stadium. The ball comes back to goalkeeper Robert Sanchez but he boots it straight out of play.

Brighton vs Leeds: Here come the teams

17:27 , Michael Jones

The players make their way out onto the pitch. This match could have ramifications at both ends of the table, especially if Leeds lose. Marcelo Bielsa will hope his team can get back to winning ways tonight.

Brighton vs Leeds: The standings

17:24 , Michael Jones

This is a big game for both these teams. Brighton are pushing for the European places and could end the day in sixth place if they pick up three points and win by more than two goals.

Leeds meanwhile want to avoid getting drawn into a relegation battle. They have a two-point cushion over Burnley and Norwich and a win tonight will give them a bit more breathing room.

Brighton vs Leeds

17:21 , Michael Jones

Neal Maupay has scored four goals in six league appearances against Leeds, his highest total against an English club.

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Brighton vs Leeds

17:18 , Michael Jones

Leeds have dropped 10 points from winning positions in the top flight this season, a total exceeded only by Burnley and Newcastle.

The Whites are one of two teams - along with Chelsea - who have yet to concede a Premier League goal from outside the penalty area but the Yorkshire club could lose back-to-back top-flight matches for the first time in 2021-22.

Brighton vs Leeds: Leeds remember Gary Speed

17:15 , Michael Jones

The Leeds players have been warming up with t-shirts honouring former player Gary Speed who passed away 10 years ago today.

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Brighton vs Leeds

17:12 , Michael Jones

Brighton won four of their opening five league games this season but are without a victory in their subsequent seven attempts with five draws and two defeats.

It is the Seagulls’ longest winless run in the league since a nine-match streak last season which ended with a 1-0 victory at Leeds on 16th January.

Brighton have conceded nine goals in their last four fixtures and faced 23 shots on target - compared to five goals conceded and 21 shots on target faced in their opening eight league games.

Brighton vs Leeds

17:09 , Michael Jones

20 minutes to go until kick off, here’s a reminder of the two teams:

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Moder, Veltman

Leeds XI: Meslier, Dallas, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Forshaw, Raphinha, James, Harrison, Rodrigo

Brighton vs Leeds: Head-to-head

17:07 , Michael Jones

The last Premier League match of the day sees Brighton take on Leeds at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton have won eight of their last nine league games against Leeds, including victories in both meetings last season.

The Yorkshire club have lost their five most recent matches away to Brighton, failing to score in any of those defeats. Their last win away to the Seagulls was a 3-0 victory in League One on 21 November 2009.

Liverpool vs Southampton result and five things we learned as Diogo Jota helps Reds crush Saints

17:00 , Michael Jones

Liverpool continued their impressive scoring rate to sweep aside Southampton 4-0 at Anfield.

Here are five things we learned from the match on Saturday afternoon:

Five things we learned as Diogo Jota helps Liverpool crush Saints

Liverpool vs Southampton player ratings: Diogo Jota shines as Reds crush woeful Saints

16:57 , Michael Jones

Liverpool closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea as they cruised to a 4-0 win over a disjointed Southampton side at Anfield.

Here’s how the players all rated:

Player ratings as Diogo Jota shines in Liverpool thrashing of Southampton

Elsewhere in the Premier League

16:55 , Michael Jones

Norwich and Wolves share a point as the match at Carrow Road finished goalless and Aston Villa have defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home courtesy of goals from Matt Targett and John McGinn. Marc Guehi scored five minutes into added time to earn a consolation goal for Palace.

Full-time: Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:51 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: There’s the final whistle! Liverpool have swept Southampton aside at Anfield with goals from Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk. The Reds are up to second in the table just one point behind league leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:48 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Just two minutes of added time to play at Anfield.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Aston Villa

16:47 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Finally another goal elsewhere. John McGinn seems to have secured the points for Aston Villa with a fine strike from the right side of the box. It’s somewhat against the run of play but Villa double their lead and Steven Gerrard’s looking at two wins from two as Villa boss.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:46 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Liverpool have fully taken a step back. The game is done, they’ve got the points secured. James Ward-Prowse takes quick free kick and plays Nathan Tella into the left side of the box. He drives into the area and squares the ball but there’s no-one to receive it and it goes out for a goal kick.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:41 , Michael Jones

83 mins: Salisu heads a cross from Alexander-Arnold out of the Southampton box but only as far as Milner. He takes a touch to set himself then blast a half-volley wide of the left-hand post.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:40 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Oxlade-Chamberlain shoots from range and forces McCarthy into a decent save.

Takumi Minamino comes on for the final 10 minutes. He replaces Diogo Jota whose two goals gave Liverpool command of this match in the first half.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:37 , Michael Jones

77 mins: Alexander-Arnold swings a corner into the box and tries to pick out Jota. Southampton work the ball away but it’s collected by Milner. He passes it back up to Oxlade-Chamberlain who sends the ball back into the box. Once again the Southampton centre-backs are up to the task and the ball is cleared.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:33 , Michael Jones

74 mins: Chance! Diogo Jota comes within inches of a hat-trick for Liverpool. Andy Robertson flies forward on the left wing and whips a cross into the middle of the box. Jota and Salah make runs through the lines but Jota gets to the ball with a lunge from the tip of the six-yard box. He can’t control the shot though and the ball spoons wide of the back post!

Brighton vs Leeds: Line-ups

16:31 , Michael Jones

The final Premier League game of the day sees Brighton take on Leeds at the Amex Stadium. Here’s a look at the two teams:

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:29 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Liverpool win a throw in but Southampton win the ball in the middle of the pitch. There’s a battle in midfield as Saints try to move up the pitch and beat Liverpool’s press. The Reds are four goals up but they’re still working hard to regain the ball.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:26 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Game management is on the cards for Liverpool now. James Milner come on to replace Jordan Henderson. A Southampton corner is half cleared by an Alisson punch but Alexander-Arnold is there to complete the clearance.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:21 , Michael Jones

61 mins: Perraud takes a shot for Southampton and wins a corner as Fabinho gets across to block the ball out of play. Ward-Prowse swings in the set piece but Liverpool deal with it easily enough and look to counter with Mane and Salah but the Egyptian is flagged offside.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:18 , Michael Jones

58 mins: Thiago Alcantara is taken off by Jurgen Klopp and receives a warm roud of applause from the Anfield faithful. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on to replace him.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:16 , Michael Jones

55 mins: Liverpool can easily score another couple of goals if they’re in the mood. They’ve been dominant since the start of play. Mo Salah hasn’t scored yet and you know he’ll want to get in on the action.

Jota feeds the ball out to Mane on the left wing. He brings it inside and knocks it back to Jota. Jota sprints into the box but he’s beaten to the ball by Lyanco who gets it clear.

GOAL! Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton (Van Dijk, 52’)⚽️

16:10 , Michael Jones

52 mins: Liverpool have four! Trent Alexander-Arnold whips a corner into the box. Oriol Romeu is marking Virgil van Dijk but he just drifts away from the Liverpool centre-back. The ball comes down and Van Dijk meets it on the volley to fire the ball into the back of the net.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

16:08 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Salah takes on Salisu on the Liverpool right side. He weaves into the box before sending it out to Henderson who’s forward on the overlap. Henderson’s cross into the middle is great though and Lyanco gets in front of Jota to work it clear for Saints.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

16:06 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Southampton seem to have switched to a 4-4-2 formation. There 3-4-3 from the first half didn’t work at all so Ralph Hasenhuttl will hope this change can bring his team more control.

Diogo Jota is caught by Oriol Romeu who clumsily scrapes Jota’s ankle as part of a challenge. It doesn’t look deliberate but Jota isn’t happy.

Second half: Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

16:04 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Southampton make a couple of changes at the break as Nathan Redmond and Nathan Tella come on for Che Adams and Jan Bednarek.

Arsenal vs Newcastle result: Young Gunners condemn returning Eddie Howe to defeat

15:59 , Michael Jones

Earlier today Eddie Howe might have finally been able to take charge of Newcastle from the touchline, but his forlorn stare did little to disguise the misery unfolding in front of him.

Arsenal’s momentum was brought to a shuddering halt at Liverpool last week but, despite initially struggling to prise open Newcastle’s rigid defence, they eventually cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory at the Emirates, as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scored second-half goals – even if an injury to the former will leave Mikel Arteta with cause for concern.

Young Gunners earn Arsenal comfortable win over Newcastle

Elsewhere in the Premier League

15:54 , Michael Jones

Two other games kicked off at 3pm in the Premier League but there hasn’t been much action. Matt Targett’s goal for Aston Villa is the only other goal outside of Anfield.

The half-time scores:

Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Aston Villa

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

Norwich 0 - 0 Wolves

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:51 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah has been directly involved in 25 goals in all competitions this season (17 goals, 8 assists), more than double that of any other Premier League player.

He set up Diogo Jota’s second today.

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Half-time: Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:48 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: Liverpool have a dominant lead at the break. They’ve scored three goals, two from Jota and one from Thiago, but it could easily have been more. Southampton are having a torrid time of it at Anfield.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:47 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Chance! Liverpool break from a Southampton corner. They’ve got a three-on-one advantage with Salah driving the ball up the pitch. He’s got Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota with him as he brings the ball into the left side of the box. Salah seems caught in two minds as he slots the ball into the box but can’t pick out a teammate and sends the ball straight out of play.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:45 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Salisu sends a long throw into the penalty area for Southampton but Liverpool deal with it and run the ball clear. Mane is played in down the left side and his cross into the box is blocked behind by Bednarek. Corner to Liverpool.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:41 , Michael Jones

40 mins: Salah and Alexander-Arnold combine on the right wing with the defender making an overlapping run to the byline. He cuts the ball back to the six-yard box but Lyanco gets in front of Jota and boots the ball clear.

GOAL! Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton (Thiago, 37’)⚽️

15:38 , Michael Jones

37 mins: Thiago scores again! He’s got two in two games for Liverpool. Liverpool win a corner that Southampton deal with. The ball comes to Salah who sends it back into the box. Che Adams tries to head it clear but just knocks the ball to Thiago. He touches the ball into the box and blasts a shot at goal. There’s a big deflection off Lyanco which wrongfoots the goalkeeper and the ball finishes in the back of the net!

Liverpool 2 - 0 Southampton

15:37 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Romeu gets the ball in the middle of the pitch and passes it up to Broja. Adam Armstrong makes a run in behind the Liverpool defence but Broja holds onto the ball too long and Armstrong drifts offside as the pass comes up to him.

GOAL! Liverpool 2 - 0 Southampton (Jota, 32’)⚽️

15:33 , Michael Jones

32 mins: It’s two! Alexander-Arnold sends the ball up to Salah on the right side. He knocks the ball to Henderson before running into the box. Henderson sends the ball back to him and Salah coolly squares a pass to Jota who taps in from close range. Liverpool double their lead.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:31 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Chance! Henderson dinks the ball over to Salah on the right wing. He brings the ball under control just to the right of the box and looks to dribble Romain Perraud. Instead he cuts the ball to the edge of the box where Henderson runs onto the ball and belts a shot high and wide.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:29 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Broja is played in behind by Che Adams but he’s a mile offside but the flag doesn’t go up. He brings the ball into the box and fires a shot into the near side netting. Then the assistant referee raises the flag. Southampton are giving a decent account of themselves since going behind.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:26 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Chance! Southampton create a good chance to equalise as Armando Broja gets the ball on the left. He knocks the ball past Ibrahima Konate and flies into the box. Adam Armstrong is up with his but he can’t pick out a pass. He goes for goal but Alisson is down quickly to make the save and guide the ball out for a corner!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:23 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Liverpool seem to be able to get in behind Southampton’s back five with ease. They’re just playing one-twos, simple give-and-goes and getting into loads of space in the wide areas. A few better final balls and the Reds will double their lead in no time.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:19 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Chance! Jordan Henderson wins the ball deep in his own half and sends it up to Sadio Mane. He passes the ball out to Mo Salah on the right wing and he drives up the pitch. Diogo Jota makes a run into the penalty box and Salah tries to pick him out. His pass is intercepted and knocked into Mohammed Salisu. He fails to clear the ball and Salah nicks it off him before driving into the right side of the box. Salah shoot and attempts to curl his effort into the far top corner but it goes wide of goal!

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Aston Villa

15:16 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Matt Targett breaks the deadlock at Selhurst Park and Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa take the lead. Targett brings down a cross on the right side of the box before blasting a shot past Vincente Guaita. Good finish.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:14 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Disallowed goal! Jan Bednarek scrapes Mane’s ankle and picks up a yellow card. Liverpool have a free kick over on the left wing. Robertson swings in a perfect delivery to pick out Sadio Mane who wins the header in the air and powerfully sinks it into the back of the net!

Then the offside flag goes up and it’s a very close call but the goal is chalked off.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:10 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Southampton have responded well. They’re not afraid to press Liverpool in the middle of the pitch and are getting a bit of success with it. James Ward-Prowse nicks the ball off Thiago Alcantara before driving into the box and being dispossessed by Alisson.

Oriol Romeu then wins the ball off Fabinho and works it down the left wing. Broja swings a cross into the box but Alisson plucks it out of the air.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:07 , Michael Jones

5 mins: Chance! Liverpool could score a few today. Jota and Robertson link up this time as Mane moves into a central position. Robertson swings another cross into the box and picks Mane out but his header goes wide of the back post.

GOAL! Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton (Jota, 2’)⚽️

15:03 , Michael Jones

2 mins: What a start! Liverpool defend the Saints corner and fly up the pitch. Diogo Jota drives the ball to the front edge of the box and has his shot blocked. The ball comes to Sadio Mane who play it out to Andy Robertson on the left side. He plays a one-two with Mane to get into eh left side of the box and cuts the ball into the middle where Jota pops up to guide it into the far corner!

Liverpool 0 - 0 Southampton

15:02 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Southampton kick off the match and send the ball up to Armando Broja. He knocks the ball down to Che Adams who plays in Adam Armstrong. He sprints into the box and cuts the ball back into the middle where Virgil van Dijk heads the ball out for a corner.

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:58 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. Liverpool can move up to second if they win today. Southampton (13th) could potentially jump ahead of Manchester United (8th) if they can find a way to beat the Reds at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:54 , Michael Jones

11 of the 14 Premier League goals Southampton have conceded this term have come in the second half. Only Chelsea and Manchester City have conceded fewer first-half goals than Southampton.

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:52 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah has scored or assisted in all but one of the Reds’ top-flight matches in 2021-22, with the exception being August’s 2-0 win versus Burnley.

 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:50 , Michael Jones

Southampton have lost 13 of their 17 Premier League away games in 2021 - with two wins and two draws - conceding 43 goals.

All three of Saints’ league wins this season were by a 1-0 scoreline and came against sides currently in the bottom six.

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:48 , Michael Jones

Liverpool have scored in 22 Premier League games in a row since March and are the only side to find the net in all of their matches in the division this season.

The Reds have scored more than once in 16 consecutive fixtures in all competitions, with a total of 49 goals during this run.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have also kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine Premier League victories, including all seven in the current campaign.

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