Koeman: ‘We showed great character’

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was content with his side's performance in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Saints went behind to Christian Benteke's goal in the 77th minute, but salvaged a draw when Sadio Mane equalised four minutes from full time.

"Of course I'm happy about the final 1-1," Koeman told his club's official website. "I think we deserved at least one point.

"But it wasn't good enough to win the game. I think our offensive performance wasn't on the level what you need to win the game against teams like Liverpool.

"We knew it was a difficult game. There were not a lot of chances for Liverpool or for us. It was a hard game and maybe one goal would've decided the victory for one of the two teams.

"But we showed great character after the 1-0 down. It was a good reaction of the team and we scored the 1-1. That was a great moment.

"That's a good mentality because we don't accept, we try to improve, we try to play better and we know we can play better football than we showed."