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Diogo Jota makes twofold as Liverpool crush Southampton

Diogo Jota struck after only 97 seconds as Liverpool shut to inside one mark of Premier League pioneers Chelsea after a 4-0 walk around Southampton on Saturday. 

As it occurred | Premier League - Liverpool v Southampton 

Liverpool's long unbeaten run was finished by high-flying West Ham recently yet they have clicked easily once again into gear, scoring 10 objectives without answer in three games since that loss. 

Portugal forward Jota scored a first-half twofold at Anfield, with Thiago Alcantara adding a third to adequately end the challenge against their dispirited adversaries eight minutes before half-time. 

An objective from previous Southampton safeguard Virgil van Dijk right off the bat in the subsequent half underlined the predominance of the home side. 

Jurgen Klopp's group, who won the Premier League in 2020, have now scored 39 objectives in 13 association games this season, nine a greater number of than Chelsea, who have Manchester United on Sunday. 

Klopp returned to his most grounded line-up for the visit of Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton after they beat Porto 2-0 in midweek and was compensated with an objective inside two minutes. 

Andy Robertson consolidated well with Sadio Mane down the left and got to the byline to pull back for Jota, who scored from short proximity. 

Mane had the ball in the net again after he was fouled by Jan Bednarek - the Senegalese forward headed home the subsequent Robertson free-kick - yet the banner went up for offside. 

Mohamed Salah went close yet Southampton themselves had a decent opportunity to balance when Armando Broja neglected to beat goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the wake of seizing on an imprudent Liverpool toss. 

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Jota multiplied his count in the 32nd moment after Southampton were chopped open down their right side. 

Salah gathered a cunning return pass from Jordan Henderson to slide a low cross to Jota, who tapped home from short proximity. 

Midfielder Thiago made it two objectives in as many games with an avoided shot eight minutes before half-an ideal opportunity to for all intents and purposes seal the three focuses for Liverpool.


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