Mane rescues late point for Saints

Jurgen Klopp is still searching for his first win as Liverpool manager after his side was held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Southampton at Anfield on Sunday evening.

  • Liverpool 1 Southampton 1
  • Benteke gives hosts the lead
  • Mane rescues draw late on
  • Mane sent off before full-time
  • Klopp still winless with Reds

Match Summary

The German's wait appeared to be over when Christian Benteke headed the hosts in front on 77 minutes, but Sadio Mane struck four minutes from time to rescue a point for Ronald Koeman's side.

Mane departed the pitch moments before the rest of his team-mates, though, when he was sent off in stoppage-time for a second bookable offence.

The ninth-placed Reds have now drawn their first three games under Klopp, but they at least climbed above city rivals Everton in the Premier League standings, while the Saints also move up one spot to eighth.

Full Report

The Merseysiders created the majority of the chances, but it was the south coast club who managed marginally more shots on target.

Emre Can failed to test Maarten Stekelenburg in the opening stages, but Adam Lallana did force the Saints goalkeeper into a save on eight minutes.

After Jose Fonte had headed a corner from Dusan Tadic wide of the mark four minutes later, Steven Davis fired straight at Simon Mignolet from inside the area on 20 minutes.

Philippe Coutinho, James Milner and Alberto Moreno wasted further chances for the Reds in the opening 45 minutes, while at the other end Mignolet had to be alert to keep out Virgil van Dijk's header from Davis' cross just before half-time.

Moreno, Lallana, Coutinho and Can were all off target with their respective efforts in the second half, but they finally found the breakthrough on 77 minutes when substitute Benteke powered home a header from Milner's cross.

Mane looked to respond for the visitors with a strike from a narrow angle on the right that flew over the crossbar on 81 minutes, but he had the beating of Mignolet in the end, scoring at the back post after Gaston Ramirez had headed the ball back across the goal.

But Mane's evening ended on a sour note after he tripped Moreno and went into the referee's notebook for a second time in the game to earn himself a red card.