Liverpool put their lead in danger, by losing to Southampton 0-1 on Monday evening, at the end of round 17 of the English Premier League.
Former Liverpool striker Danny Injaz scored the game’s only goal in the second minute, and indirectly gave a free gift to Manchester United.
Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp relied on the usual 4-3-3 playing style, and he involved his captain Jordan Henderson as a center back alongside Fabinho, with the support of the two backs Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson, and Thiago Alcantara played the focal point with the help of Jorginho Vinaldum, while Alex Oxlade moved Chamberlain, behind the usual attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
As for Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhatel, he resorted to the 4-4-2 method of playing, where the defensive line was from Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarik, Jack Stevens and Ryan Bertrand, and there were Moses Djenibo and Stuart Armstrong on the wings, James Ward Bruce and Irahema Diallo were in the middle The field, while Theo Walcott moved in as support striker Danny Ings.
Southampton surprised their visitors with an early goal in the second minute, when Ward Bruce executed a free kick, and the ball reached Achievement in the penalty area, who sent it towards the left post over goalkeeper Alison Baker, who stood far from the goal.
Liverpool remained top of the league standings with 33 points, with only goal difference against Manchester United, who has a postponed match, while Southampton raised its score to 29 points in sixth place.