Southampton 1-2 Liverpool: Three Key Saint Players

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool competes for the ball with Danny Ings of Southampton and James Ward-Prowse of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary's Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool competes for the ball with Danny Ings of Southampton and James Ward-Prowse of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary's Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /
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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: Yan Valery of Southampton runs with the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Southampton and FC Koln at St. Mary’s Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: Yan Valery of Southampton runs with the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Southampton and FC Koln at St. Mary’s Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) /

Yan Valery

The 20-year-old had the unfortunate assignment of having to defend not just Sadio Mane but also Andy Robertson on Saturday. He did exceptionally well for such a young defender having to mark two of the most dangerous players in the league and he has proven yet again the player he can be in a few years.

Offensively, he could have done better on the ball at times but is also unlucky he did not get an assist on the tremendous ball he put in front of net that Danny Ings failed to capitalize on.

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If Valery continues to grow as a player every week he will be one of the top wing-backs in the league.

All Stats according to WhoScored.com