How defeated Southampton made a big point at Anfield

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Southampton’s manager Ronald Koeman has talked up his side’s chances this season (Picture: AP Photo)

Southampton may not have taken any points from the Premier League opener at Anfield on Sunday, but they certainly made one.

With the build-up to the season littered with the opinions of the football media, professional pundits and so called experts, on the whole predicting doom and gloom for Saints, many even suggesting relegation their opening performance will have sent a clear message.

Just as Ronald Koeman suggested in the pre-match interviews, ‘if you are going to bet money on Southampton going down, be prepared to lose it’.

The fans were perhaps not as confident as the manager, and most expected a tough start on Merseyside, but were more than pleasantly surprised.

Despite a slow start, they grew into the game and more than matched their hosts, new boys Ryan Bertrand and Dusan Tadic formed a…

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