Although the young prodigy had a relatively subdued game by his recent high standards, Livramento was still a constant threat down the right hand side. The former Chelsea starlet has made a huge impression since his summer move to the South Coast and whilst he didn’t hit the heights of his performance against the two Manchester clubs, he caused the Wolves a few headaches with his willingness to overlap. If he can just find the end product to match his confidence and calmness when running, the sky will be his limit.
At some point, Hasenhuttl will have to assess whether he plays Kyle Walker-Peters at right back with Livramento in front of him. There doesn’t seem any appetite currently to look to this solution but there is an overriding sense from fans that Livramento and Walker-Peters could be an exciting proposition down the right flank. This would also allow Romain Perraud to play at left back, a more natural fit than tight footed Walker-Peters.
Saints must also be wary of overworking the 18 year old – it is his first season in top flight football and Hasenhuttl has a duty of care to ensure that there is a realistic and sensible plan in place for Livramento. He is one of the few natural and comfortable ball carriers in the Southampton side, an issue highlighted on Sunday where Wolves looked to reinforce their left to combat his threat. Until Stuart Armstrong returns, there will be a lot of responsibility on the youngster’s shoulders to carry the ball.