Liverpool moved to within two points of second-placed Manchester United after a routine win over Southampton at St Mary’s. 

Former Saint Virgil van Dijk returned to Southampton for the first time since completing his £75million move to Liverpool which gave the game extra spice pre-match. 

But that was all extinguished in the second-half as Jurgen Klopp’s side went into the break two goals to the good. 

On six minutes, Roberto Firmino’s clinical finish gave the Reds the lead before the Brazilian turned provider with a sublime flick to allow Mohamed Salah to double their lead with a simple finish as the visitors cruised to victory. 

So how did the Reds perform on their pleasant trip to the south coast? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s Liverpool player ratings…

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