Saved his team two points with a fantastic fingertip save onto the crossbar late on. Impressive shot-stopping throughout.
Comfortable defensively and joined attacks well - but need to check onto his right foot made him predictable from crossing positions.
Overcame the boos and jeers to the visiting supporters to produce a composed performance. Strong anticipation skills and tidy use of the ball, although he was sucked in by Tadic in the build-up to Clyne's goal.
Caught a little flat-footed positionally at times and could have done better to cover across for Clyne's goal.
An ineffective performance in central midfield from the Brazilian. Sat in the centre circle, kept his passing simple but never really did anything of note. Replaced by Allen in the 63rd minute.
Some classy touches as usual but often found himself crowded out and was unable to effect the game in the areas of the pitch where he would have liked.
Continued where he left off last season with a perfectly timed run and ice cool finish in the 23rd minute. Buzzed around in the final third, always looking to get on the ball and cause Southampton problems. Stinging shot late in the first-half saved by Forster.
A fine all-action display in central midfield. Set the tone with his constant pressing and looked to speed up Liverpool attacks with quick passing and driving runs. Brilliant tackle and through ball for Sterling's goal.
An understated but effective display from the Liverpool captain. Sat deep in midfield and saw plenty of the ball to show off the range and accuracy of his passing.
Found it hard to get involved in dangerous areas throughout the game but popped up with a poacher's finish in the 79th minute to win the three points.
Southampton's goalkeeper had surprisingly little to do. Solid when needed and helpless to prevent the two goals.
The Saints captain led by example with a strong overall performance but will admit that he was caught out by Sterling's run for Liverpool's opener.
Looked a little uneasy against Liverpool's attacking speed and trickery in the first-half but improved significantly as the game went on.
An impressive display from Southampton's new left-back. Strong in the challenge, denied Liverpool players time on the ball and his passing was tidy. Crossing could have been more accurate.
Scored his team's equaliser in the second-half with a lovely one-two and an emphatic strike slammed into the top corner.
Lacked some subtlety on the ball but made up for it as he smashed into challenges and broke up Liverpool attacks with impressive anticipation and strength.
The most impressive player on the pitch as he picked up the ball between the lines. Showed excellent awareness and technique to find team-mates.
Some poor decision-making but the winger was always a threat with his direct running and lively movement. Lovely backheel for Clyne's goal.
After his self-imposed lack of pre-season, the wantaway midfielder looked off the pace early on and lost out too easily to Henderson in the build-up to Liverpool's opener. Got better and smashed the crossbar late on.
A neat and tidy display on the right side of midfield but should have scored in the second half when he tamely placed his shot too close to Mignolet.
The Italian offered a strong physical threat to lead the line but lacked the mobility to ever get away from Liverpool's central defenders.