Southampton are in deep trouble now as they currently sit in 18th-place, while Liverpool have moved back into third. Just like they did against Tottenham in their scintillating 2-2 draw, the Reds were able to punish some terrible defending to profit early in the match.
As well taken as the goal was, it was entirely preventable.
Indeed, the reality of dropping into the relegation zone - resulting from Newcastle United's surprise win over Man United earlier in the day - only heightened the attractiveness of an unlikely three points.
In the 18th minute, Southampton went close through Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who failed to beat Loris Karius one on one.
"We couldn't show what we are about, it was too much for us".
"We scored wonderful goals, both of them and we should have had more in the second half with some big changes.".
So far this season, Lovren has made just one defensive error that has directly lead to a goal - in Tottenham's 4-1 win over Liverpool in October.
"It won't be a friendly game; they fight for everything, we fight for everything".
Salah received the ball from Joel Matip around 30 yards out from goal and was allowed to turn and play a short pass into Firmino's feet.
On 76 minutes, Sadio Mane was the next to miss a good chance as he blasted his effort just wide of the left upright after initial good play from Goergino Wijnaldum.
Klopp's full pre-Saints press conference. Southampton by contrast are sinking into a desperate situation as they barely put up a fight on Sunday.
Southampton: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Carrillo, Tadić, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Bertrand (c), Højbjerg.
Just two months later Van Dijk arrived at St Mary's to face his old club Southampton, but shortly before kick-off the centre-back made an awkward mistake as he arrived at the stadium.