ODDS on 0-0 probably longer than Brexit and Donald Trump, Southampton will be made up with that performance and rightly so. Liverpool didn’t do too badly at all, but didn’t have enough to get the win.
Loris Karius: 6
Everybody is looking for the slightest thing to judge him on, only really had one thing to do — a cross which he dealt with by punching over bodies. Other than that, kicking was fine. Looking more assured.
Nathaniel Clyne: 6
More of the same apart from missing a crucial header from Dan Sturridge’s cross. Should have done better, there.
Joel Matip: 7
Solid. Not loads to deal with as Southampton didn’t particularly show loads of ambition going forward.
Dejan Lovren: 7
Much better than he was in the league there last year. Kept his head and dealt with whatever came his way — which wasn’t loads.
James Milner: 7
Gave genuine width out wide and was always an option when we went forward.
Jordan Henderson: 6
Loved the way he was literally dictating play first half. Telling lads where to play the ball.
Emre Can: 5
Think he still looks slightly off the pace. Had that chance with his left foot which he had more time than he seemed to realise.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 6
Good first half but faded as the game went on.
Philippe Coutinho: 6
Tough for him to play through a row of bodies like that. Touch looked a little off but considering it was touch-and-go whether he’d start, it’s maybe a bit much to expect fireworks.
Sadio Mane: 6
Final ball was a bit off. Had a good chance saved. Struggled to get into his stride often.
Roberto Firmino: 6
Great half, first half. Second half, quiet. Huge chance missed with the outside of his boot.
Daniel Sturridge (on 78′): 7
Good when he came, for the second game in a row.
Divock Origi (90+1′): N/A
Mark Clattsy: 5
Come on, Mark. If you want to be more than a footnote in our title-winning season of 2016/17, you’ve got to do a bit more than that.