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Liverpool march on with sixth victory

22 Sep 2018
Xherdan Shaqiri and Sadio Mane, Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri stars in 3-0 win over Southampton that maintains Reds' perfect start to the season

Liverpool earned their sixth win in a row from the season’s start with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southampton.

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated a first Premier League start for Liverpool by having a role in two of their three first-half goals.

On 10 minutes his shot was deflected in off Wesley Hoedt for an own goal.

On 21 minutes, Joel Matip’s towering header from a corner made it 2-0.

After going close a number of times, Mohamed Salah scored on the stroke of half-time, tapping in after Shaqiri’s free-kick had hit the bar.

The second half was quieter. Virgil Van Dijk went off with an injury that did not look serious, while Salah thought he had a late second but was ruled offside.

Liverpool are top with 18 points, while Southampton are 14th with five.

See: Liverpool report | Southampton report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 29 Sep v Chelsea (A)
Southampton: 29 Sep v Wolves (A)

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