Southampton vs Liverpool: A tactical and statistical analysis of Saints’ win

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Fraser Forster of Southampton (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Southampton moved themselves back up to sixth in the Premier League table after securing an excellent 1-0 win over reigning top-flight champions Liverpool.

Whilst a resilient defensive display was required to see out the victory in the second-half, Danny Ings’ seventh goal of the season proved enough for the three points on offer to stay at St Mary’s.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s tearful post-match reaction hit the headlines but Saints supporters will know just how connected he is with what is being built at the club and how he lives every minute with his players.

Here is a tactical and statistical analysis of how Saints’ famous result came about:

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