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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Clearance by Martin Skrtel.
Clearance by Glen Johnson.
A cross is delivered by Shane Long.
Lloyd Isgrove produces a cross.
Header by Shane Long misses right.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Simon Mignolet turns it away with a finger tip save.
Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne.
Free kick taken by Maya Yoshida.
Lloyd Isgrove fouled by Joe Allen, the ref awards a free kick.
James Ward-Prowse takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Fraser Forster manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson.
Lloyd Isgrove joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Davis.
A cross is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne.
Daniel Sturridge scores with their left foot. Liverpool 2-1 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Raheem Sterling.
The referee books Steven Davis for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Graziano Pelle on Joe Allen, free kick awarded.
Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Blocked by Maya Yoshida.
Rickie Lambert replaces Phillippe Coutinho.
A cross is delivered by Graziano Pelle.
Shane Long comes on in place of Dusan Tadic.
A cross is delivered by Javier Manquillo.
Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.
Javier Manquillo manages to make a clearance.
Graziano Pelle takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Clearance made by Dejan Lovren.
Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Phillippe Coutinho unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Ryan Bertrand.
Joe Allen is brought on as a substitute for Leiva Lucas.
Shot by Steven Davis. Simon Mignolet safely holds on.
Dusan Tadic delivers the ball.
Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dejan Lovren on Graziano Pelle.
Steven Davis takes a brilliant shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Ryan Bertrand produces a cross.
Free kick taken by Dejan Lovren.
Unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick.
Nathaniel Clyne grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Liverpool 1-1 Southampton.Dusan Tadic provided the assist for the goal.
James Ward-Prowse sends in a cross.
Victor Wanyama takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Clearance by Leiva Lucas.
Shot by Raheem Sterling went over the crossbar.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Dusan Tadic.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Bertrand.
Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Jordan Henderson.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
Jordan Henderson challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
The game restarts for the second half.
The half-time whistle blows.
Raheem Sterling takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Simon Mignolet parries the effort to safety.
Jose Fonte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge.
Dusan Tadic produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Manquillo by Dusan Tadic.
Dusan Tadic is ruled offside.
Corner taken by Dusan Tadic.
Steven Davis fouled by Glen Johnson, the ref awards a free kick.
James Ward-Prowse takes a shot. Simon Mignolet catches the ball.
Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Javier Manquillo by Dusan Tadic results in a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Steven Davis.
Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.
Clearance made by Simon Mignolet.
The referee cautions Javier Manquillo for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dusan Tadic by Javier Manquillo.
Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis.
Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho.
Graziano Pelle takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Morgan Schneiderlin produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Maya Yoshida by Daniel Sturridge results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Glen Johnson.
Raheem Sterling grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Liverpool 1-0 Southampton.Jordan Henderson provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Shot by Raheem Sterling. Save by Fraser Forster.
Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.
Phillippe Coutinho fouled by Victor Wanyama, the ref awards a free kick.
Javier Manquillo makes a clearance.
Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Javier Manquillo.
Clearance by Maya Yoshida.
Morgan Schneiderlin makes a clearance.
Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Leiva Lucas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Fraser Forster.
Header by Martin Skrtel misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line.
Dusan Tadic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven Gerrard on Victor Wanyama, free kick awarded.
Jordan Henderson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho by Victor Wanyama.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Morgan Schneiderlin gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Dusan Tadic.
Clearance made by Javier Manquillo.
The referee gets the game underway.
Rodgers targets silverware
Liverpool may have been surprise title contenders last season but as the new campaign kicks off manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting a trophy and a top-four finish.
The Reds were pipped by Manchester City in the final week of the campaign despite an extraordinary run, which saw them record their highest league finish since 2009.
Disappointment at missing out on a first championship for 24 years was only slightly tempered by a return to the Champions League but Rodgers knows if they are to maintain their progress they have to at least secure a long-term place among Europe's elite.
As a result he has tried to lessen the expectations of another title challenge - at least until their primary aim is achieved.
Asked whether his side were contenders the Northern Irishman said: "Not according to the bookies we're not.
"I've seen some odds and I don't think we are even in the top four.
"I think people will look at Manchester City and Chelsea, with their squads.
"We probably arrived a year early to where we were but we will look to be up there challenging again this season.
"What happened last year counts for nothing, that's all gone now. The one thing that will carry on from that is the belief.
"Our aim is to be competitive. Like the top teams, we want to win a trophy. That would be an aim. In the league, it's about sustaining Champions League football.
"For that you want to arrive in fourth. Once you have consolidated that, you can look beyond that. That's certainly our aim this season."
New Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will miss the visit of former club Southampton on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Fellow summer signing Lazar Markovic (ankle) will also not be fit but both players are expected to return to full training next week.
Striker Rickie Lambert and centre-back Dejan Lovren, who also both moved from the Saints this summer, are available but defenders Jon Flanagan (knee) and Daniel Agger (calf) are sidelined by injuries.
Southampton could hand out a number of debuts. Only new defensive acquisition Florin Gardos (hamstring) is a certain absentee.
Ronald Koeman believes his first game in charge of Southampton will come against a Liverpool side stronger than last season, despite the departure of Luis Suarez.
The Uruguay forward, named player of the year for his efforts as the Reds fell just short in the Premier League title race, left for Barcelona following a biting scandal at the World Cup.
However, Liverpool boss Rodgers has invested heavily in his squad over the summer, bringing in almost B#50million worth of talent from Southampton alone with the signings of Lallana, Lambert and Lovren.
Further additions have been made in the shape of Markovic, Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno, with Koeman expecting a tough assignment from his maiden game in charge of Saints as he looks to replicate the 1-0 victory the south-coast club achieved at Anfield last year.
"Luis Suarez is a great player who scored a lot for them," he said.
"But if you look through the squad of Liverpool they have so many good football players. Liverpool for this season is much stronger than last season.
"It's a great start for us to play away against Liverpool, we know it's a tough one but everybody starts on nil.
"The players know how to win at Anfield, I know as a manager what is winning at Anfield and we are ready to play."
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