Liverpool defeat Southampton and Twitter reacts to Reds win

Thomas Christiansen

We want to finish the season top four and we need the points.

Klopp has spoken to the England midfielder about the loss of temper that led to his sending-off. He wasn't happy about the reaction and I wasn't either.

"But Virgil is part of the past and we have to focus on our game and what we have to do".

The Croatian, who has been a regular feature at the back for the Reds since joining from Southampton in 2014, has often been criticised for a lack of composure in Jurgen Klopp's team.

"I have a lot of good friends (at Southampton), I care for the club. Maybe we should have our scouting department down there", he said, insisting that all the recruits, including 75 million pound ($104 million) defender Virgil van Dijk, have been fully integrated.

Southampton versus Liverpool games are like a derby nowadays so the fans and players should be well up for this one. "Would we have a team?"

Southampton, they are on a decent run of six games unbeaten since opening the new year with a home defeat to Crystal Palace. "The rhythm was not too good today but we scored wonderful goals and should have scored more. They are a football playing side".

Liverpool have 54 points to United's 56 with Tottenham Hotspur on 52 and champions Chelsea, who play bottom club West Bromwich Albion on Monday, on 50 as the battle for Champions League spots hots up.

"He hasn't come into my office and said so", Klopp said. There's nothing else to say.

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