However, there was no debating the game-deciding moment as Salah picked the flawless moment to end his goal drought, scoring a superb individual goal to win the game.
They scored a nice goal, not world-class defending but we stayed calm.
Salah is at his most risky on the stroke of half-time - scoring 18% of his goals in the last five minutes of the opening half, including stoppage time. That's the most important thing for us. Always, I'm thinking to score.
Liverpool's pressure continued to grow until they finally took the lead 10 minutes from time with a landmark goal for Salah, who became the fastest Liverpool player to ever reach 50 Premier League goals for the club despite it being his first in nine outings.More news: Private data of 540 million Facebook users exposed in plain text
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The Saints broke the deadlock after only nine minutes at St. Mary's, courtesy of Shane Long's 50th Premier League goal, as he controlled Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's flick-on before firing his effort beyond Alisson. They are looking to win a third consecutive game for the first time in 3 years.
Credit also to Salah who netted his 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool in some style at such a crucial moment.
Salah's dry spell has been well-documented but he ended his eight-game wait for a goal in the 80th minute, embarking on a long solo run before finishing superbly.
Salah bristled in midweek at suggestions his performance levels have dropped this term and he might just have a point. People want us to play like Manchester City but we are unable to do that, so we play our own football. That is massive in this insane league and everyone is waiting for us.
"We know we've got to win every game so tonight was another big game".
Targeting the visitors' right-hand side, the Saints got themselves into great positions time and again, taking an early lead after nine minutes, while their energy and fight was too much for their title-chasing opposition to handle. I am really proud.