3pm Premier League Round-Up: Liverpool Brush Aside Southampton At Anfield

Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard made it two wins from two as Aston Villa boss
17:14, 27 Nov 2021

Liverpool enjoyed another high-scoring game in the Premier League as they marched over Southampton in a 4-0 drubbing at Anfield. It was another relentless and clinical performance from Jurgen Klopp’s side as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea to one point. 

Diogo Jota continued his fine form in front of goal with an early strike after being assisted by Andy Robertson. The hosts were denied a quick second as Sadio Mane strayed offside after finding the back of the net against his old side, but Jota soon doubled the lead after the half-hour mark as the away side were starting to grow into the game.

The game was completely taken away from the Saints as Thiago followed up his exquisite goal in the Champions League in midweek with his second in the Premier League (his first was also against Southampton). Virgil van Dijk got in on the goalscoring action in the second half, another player to haunt his former side, with a close-range effort into the bottom corner. The travelling fans will have been thankful that the goals stopped there. 

Klopp’s side are firing on all cylinders both in the league and in Europe, and they look unstoppable right now.

Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard made it two wins from two as Aston Villa boss with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. The game got off to a fast start for the visitors as Matt Targett fired the West Midlands side ahead at Selhurst Park. The visitors had the chance to double their lead through defender Tyrone Mings, but the England international could not make his effort count.

 In the second half, Eberechi Eze made his long-awaited return from injury as Patrick Vieira brought the attacker on for Luka Milovokevic in the hopes of finding a way back into the game. Villa substitute Douglas Luiz was shown a red card not long after coming on to the pitch by Premier League debutant Michael Salisbury but after a VAR check, he rescinded the card for a yellow. 

The three points were sealed for Villa as John McGinn fired in a second late on, with Palace struggling to offer anything after the break. The Eagles were able to grab a consolation goal at the death through defender Marc Guehi, but it was too late to spark any kind of a comeback. The result sees the visitors match Palace’s tally of 16 points.

Dean Smith’s unbeaten start as Norwich City boss continued as they earned a hard-fought point against in-form Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 0-0 stalemate. It was a fairly contested game between the two sides, but both teams lacked quality in the final third. The Canaries have certainly started to believe in themselves and with that point, they have gone three games unbeaten and are now just two points away from safety.

3pm Premier League Results:

Liverpool 4-0 Southampton

Crystal Palace 1-2 Aston Villa

Norwich City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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