Could do nothing about Coutinho's sensational strike but will feel he could have done more for Liverpool's second, despite a slight deflection.
Solid defensively and a constant threat as he charged up the right touchline.
Strong and composed performance from the Saints captain. Took a risk with heavy first-half challenge on Sterling but won the ball.
Poor mistake as his attempted clearance fell straight to Sterling for Liverpool's second goal. Had looked accomplished until then.
Did well sweeping up and anticipated the game excellently to nullify the threat of Sterling's pace.
A powerful screen in front of the Southampton defence but perhaps took too many touches when more tempo was needed in the hosts' play.
Kept it simple with tidy passing but lacked incision before being substituted at half-time.
Comfortable on the ball in tight situations in a congested midfield before being replaced by Mane early in the second-half.
The Serb was unfortunate as he was denied two huge penalty shouts in the first-half. Threatened in behind with the timing of his runs.
Effective focal point of Southampton's attack as they played the ball into him, although the Italian never really looked like scoring.
His speed and trickery caused Liverpool problems, particularly when he looked to get in behind. Thwarted by two superb Mignolet saves in the opening period.
Continued his excellent recent form with some outstanding saves, especially in the opening 45 minutes.
The former Saint was continually booed by the home fans and looked vulnerable throughout, especially when the ball was played in behind him.
An aggressive and physical battle with Pelle suited the Slovakian, who stuck tight to the Southampton striker.
Full of running but almost seemed to play with too much energy. Could have relaxed more on the ball.
Opened the scoring with a sensational strike into the top corner from 35 yards, surely his best for Liverpool. Always dangerous as he picked the ball up between the lines on the half-turn.
Rather poor defensively and substituted for Moreno at half-time as Brendan Rodgers looked for more balance.
Isolated in the first-half but showed his quality when the game opened up, sweeping in his team's decisive second goal.
Some classy moments of pace and skill from the youngster but somewhat naive defensively at times.
A quiet afternoon for the former Southampton captain. Rarely involved and gave the ball away too often before being replaced by Sturridge.
Should have conceded a penalty for blatant foul on Djuricic and struggled with his defensive duties - but comfortable on the ball.
Fortunate to get away with early tug in the box on Djuricic and committed some clumsy fouls. Otherwise solid in Liverpool's back three.