Liverpool made it five consecutive away clean-sheets in the league for the first time since 1985 on Sunday and the Reds were able to stifle the Southampton attack without Mamadou Sakho who was ruled out after picking up a hip problem in the Europa League on Thursday.
Liverpool were full of promise and hope having acquitted themselves well against champions elect Chelsea at Anfield a week ago, their high pressing game and searing pace on the break caused numerous problems on the night earning Thibaut Courtois the man-of-the-match award.
Mamadou Sakho is making good progress on his return from a hamstring injury, and could even be available to face Stoke City this weekend.
Mamadou Sakho pulled up short with a clear hamstring injury trying to defend Chelsea at the weekend. There's no confirmation yet on the extent of his injury, but surely he'll miss a few weeks.