The goalkeeper was rarely troubled throughout the game and was only forced into the odd save or punch from a corner.
The Dane had kept out the Southampton threat confidently before putting the hosts in the lead with a great header past Gazzaniga just before the break. Defended admirably and cleared efficiently.
The Spaniard has enjoyed a couple of confident performances and it was no change against Southampton, with the full-back admirably keeping the visitors at bay down the left side and doubling up in attack confidently with either Shelvey or Sterling.
The defender performed capably enough and deflected the away attacks with relative ease with confident clearances and interventions.
The full-back did fantastically well on the attack, playing high up behind Sterling on the right-side and was a constant catalyst for Liverpool’s attacks. Sometimes wasn’t quick enough in tracking back, but did well enough to quell most Southampton attacks.
The Liverpool captain had a commanding game and read the match well, but the occasional misplaced pass blemished an otherwise positive display.
The 21-year-old’s attacking impetus was clearly on display and could very well have opened the scoring on more than one occasion in the first 45 minutes, with a second good chance for Shelvey smashing against the Southampton bar. A few misplaced passes and rushed decision-making didn't help his performance, however.
Played confidently in the middle with Gerrard and the Welshman did well to work his way out of trouble when the Southampton midfield swamped him with pressure.
Making his first start since August, the Brazilian midfielder looked a bit timid in the tackle, but his passing was confident on most occasions. However, as the match progressed, he gained confidence and performed above his asking.
Worked efficiently with Johnson behind him in support and also with Enrique when the Liverpool youngster frequently swapped flanks with Shelvey. Could have had a few chances on goal, however, if the attacker felt confident enough to go for goal.
Liverpool’s key man was a constant threat for the visitors’ defence, with the Uruguay international consistently looking to hug the by-line and get the ball into the middle. The striker should have had at least goal to his name, but looked to supply for others more than get on the scoresheet himself.
The Argentine was forced into a few saves by the Liverpool attack, with some being dealt with more confidently than others. Agger’s header was well-placed and strong enough to be a tough one to keep out for any goalkeeper. Made a several stops in the second-half to keep from Liverpool doubling their lead.
The full-back had to deal with Shelvey and Sterling swapping flanks, as well as the on-form Enrique and on occasion was outdone by the three of them. However, Clyne was the strongest of the two Southampton full-backs, as Shaw struggled on the opposite side.
With Johnson and Sterling frequently bombing down the flank, Shaw all too often allowed crosses from his side of the pitch to enter the visitors’ area and it was from his side that Liverpool’s opener was supplied.
Suarez was the obvious thorn in the Southampton defence’s side and the Uruguayan was a pest for both Fonte and Yoshida, with the Liverpool attacker far too often allowed to race to the by-line. Fonte did do well on occasion, however, to clear threatening balls into the box and restrict the Reds’ shot tally.
Like Fonte, had a hard time with Suarez whilst also keeping tabs on Shelvey and Sterling. But again, limited the amount of shots from the hosts.
It was more the case of trying to regain possession than play the ball forward to the attackers ahead for Puncheon, as the hosts’ midfield dominated the middle ground.
The striker failed to lead Southampton up top and had very few sights on goal thanks to the strength of the Liverpool defence. A largely disappointing performance.
The midfielder was given the hard task of keeping Liverpool’s central midfielders at bay and thwarting their advances, which was done only occasionally and not enough to restrict their balls through to the likes of Suarez and Sterling.
Was forced to hold the middle ground with Schneiderlin and all too often saw the ball go past him as Allen and Gerrard dominated in midfield. Cork was sometimes able to get the ball out to Lallana and up to Lambert, but not nearly as much as he needed to.
The attacker didn’t have the amount of time on the ball as he would have liked, but when the ball was played out to him on the wing, Lallana did look bright.
Playing alongside Ramirez, Lambert had the visitors’ first of few chances of getting his side on the scoresheet with a long-range effort that went just a couple of feet wide of Reina’s goal. Other than that, the attacker failed to offer any hope of getting his side back in the game.