MX23RW : Thursday, August 16 00:43:17
Feb 11, 2018 at 4.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,915
Southampton
0-2
Liverpool

Romeu (62')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Firmino (6'), Salah (42')
Matip (38'), Can (47')

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino: "Everything can change"

Pellegrino:
© SilverHub
Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Southampton's 2-0 defeat to Liverpool was not a true reflection of recent performances, and is confident of avoiding the drop.

Mauricio Pellegrino has vowed that his Southampton players will "keep fighting" after being booed off the field following their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The Saints conceded first-half goals to Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah at St Mary's to drop into the bottom three of the Premier League, a point adrift of Huddersfield Town who were big winners earlier in the day.

Under-fire boss Pellegrino understands Southampton supporters' frustrations, but insists that the defeat to Liverpool did not provide a true reflection of their recent results, having gone six games without defeat in all competitions prior to Sunday.

"We are in one situation, but we have to keep going, keep fighting," he told Sky Sports News. "I feel that this second half didn't show our reaction since January, because we were growing every single weekend.

"I am convinced we have got good pace to try to win the next game. It will be long until the end, we have to be there, recover our mentality and in football everything can change in two or three weeks."

Southampton have won just once in their past 14 Premier League games, keeping only one clean sheet in the process.

Share this article now:
Mauricio Pellegrino observes the action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Watford on September 9, 2017
Read Next:
Pellegrino: 'Saints ready for Liverpool'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account