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Liverpool endured a frustrating afternoon at Anfield as they
For the fourth match in a row, Jürgen Klopp named the same starting XI, with Philippe Coutinho having recovered sufficiently from a dead leg sustained against Watford to keep his place.
Aside from that early chance, the visitors gave little away as they stuck doggedly to their defensive task, largely restricting Liverpool to efforts from distance.
Two such attempts -
The second period started in the much the same vein, with Southampton content to sit in and guard the
But the Reds were handed a chance to break that resistance when Jack Stephens inexplicably elbowed a high ball into the box away and referee Bobby Madley pointed to the spot.
However, Fraser Forster granted the visitors a reprieve with an excellent save from a Milner spot-kick attempt that looked destined for the bottom corner.
That disappointment prompted Klopp into action, with the boss introducing both Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge in an attempt to spark his attack into life.
With 15 minutes remaining, the pair linked up well to create space for Coutinho, whose left-footed attempt was easily collected by Forster.
And it was a similar story
Liverpool's subsequent attempts to break the deadlock were repelled by some desperate Southampton defending - and a fine
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