Photos: Firmino and Mane strike as Liverpool battle to victory on south coast

LFC Globe
18th August 2019
Liverpool FC

All the best photos from St. Mary's as and Sadio Mane netted to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory over .

In action just three days after their trip to Turkey, Jurgen Klopp made three changes to his Liverpool side. , and Roberto Firmino all returned to the lineup.

The Reds started well with and providing good intent from midfield. However, the side soon got into their stride and began causing trouble.

Liverpool's defence looked shaky as the half wore on, with Klopp's side lucky to not be behind after Saints striker Che Adams came close on several occasions.

With the half-time whistle looming, Mane picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and rifled in an excellent strike into the back of the net to give Liverpool the lead against the run of play.

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The Reds dominated possession in the second half and doubled their advantage 20 minutes from time as Firmino danced across the Southampton defence and sent a powerful low shot past Angus Gunn.

There was a moment to forget for Reds goalkeeper Adrian in the final ten minutes as he lacklustrely passed directly to former Reds striker to convert.

Despite a nervy finish to the game, Liverpool battled to earn all three points in their first fixture of the campaign.

Slide through our gallery below for all the best snaps from Vodafone Park on Wednesday.

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