Jurgen Klopp was unfortunate to miss out on three points for his first Premier League home game at Anfield.
Liverpool looked well organised throughout the game, despite this being just the third game with the German coach in charge. They’re not the finished article in any department yet, but they’re looking more solid than under Brendan Rodgers.
However there wasn’t much to shout about attack wise in the first half as Divock Origi was ineffective upfront. Adam Lallana and Coutinho were then men to move into the box in attacking positions too, but their first touch often let them down, as they’re not prolific goalscorers anyway.
Liverpool desperately missed the injured Daniel Sturridge, while Christian Benteke was not fit to start.
When the Belgian came on in the second half it immediately lifted the home side. They placed Southampton under enormous pressure and it eventually paid off inside the last 10 minutes, when James Milner’s cross was powerfully headed into goal by Benteke.
However Southampton worked hard throughout the game to close Liverpool, and their equaliser with four minutes to go was somewhat deserved for their efforts.
Mane bundled it in from close range, after Gaston Ramirez headed it into the danger area from a free-kick.
In the last minute Mane received his second yellow card, but it was too late to effect anything.