Premier League: Liverpool suffers shock defeat, Southampton registers 1-0 victory over defending champions

Premier League – Liverpool suffers shock defeat at the hands of Southampton: Liverpool’s Premier League title defence suffered a setback as they fell to 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Monday. Both Manchester United and Manchester City will leapfrog the reigning champions if they win their games in hand.

The Saints got off to an excellent start as their striker Danny Ings gave them the lead 2 minutes into the match.

Liverpool kept knocking on Southampton’s door but their defense had all the answers and managed a clean sheet.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side, for whom this was a second league loss of the season, remain top of the table on goal difference but have taken only two points from the past nine available.

Liverpool is now level at points (33) with Manchester United at the top of the table, having played a game more than the Red Devils. Southampton climbs to the 6th spot 29 points from 17 matches.

Southampton’s first win in five Premier League games sees them climb to sixth.

Liverpool now travel to Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday before returning to league action on 17 January, when they host Manchester United.

Premier League Latest Points Table

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Liverpool Liverpool 17 9 6 2 37 21 +16 33 D D W W D
2 Manchester United Man Utd 16 10 3 3 33 24 +9 33 W W D W W
3 Leicester City Leicester 17 10 2 5 31 21 +10 32 W D D W L
4 Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham 16 8 5 3 29 15 +14 29 W D L L D
5 Manchester City Man City 15 8 5 2 24 13 +11 29 W W W D D
6 Southampton Southampton 17 8 5 4 26 19 +7 29 D D L D W
7 Everton Everton 16 9 2 5 26 20 +6 29 L W W W W
8 Aston Villa Aston Villa 15 8 2 5 29 16 +13 26 L D W W D
9 Chelsea Chelsea 17 7 5 5 32 21 +11 26 L D L W L
10 West Ham United West Ham 17 7 5 5 24 21 +3 26 W D D L D
11 Arsenal Arsenal 17 7 2 8 20 19 +1 23 W W W L D
12 Leeds United Leeds 17 7 2 8 30 33 -3 23 L W W L W
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 17 6 4 7 18 24 -6 22 D L D L W
14 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 17 6 4 7 22 29 -7 22 W D L L D
15 Newcastle United Newcastle 16 5 4 7 18 26 -8 19 L D L D L
16 Burnley Burnley 15 4 4 7 9 20 -11 16 W L W D W
17 Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton 17 2 8 7 21 28 -7 14 D L D D D
18 Fulham Fulham 15 2 5 8 13 23 -10 11 D D D D L
19 West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich 17 1 5 11 11 39 -28 8 L L D L D
20 Sheffield United Sheff Utd 17 0 2 15 8 29 -21 2 L L L D L

 

 

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