Liverpool thrashed an uninspired Southampton 4-0 at Anfield to reach just two points behind current premier league leaders, Chelsea. 

Liverpool started incredibly quickly, with Diego Jota scoring the first goal of the game in just 97 second. 30 minutes later and Liverpool got their second goal, when Mo Salah’s low cross was tapped in five yards out at the far post by Diego Jota, who got his seventh goal of the season. Just five minutes later and Liverpool got their third of the game, when Thiago Alcantara’s strike was heavily deflected off Southampton centre back Lyanco, and flew straight past the keeper into the back of the net. 

After half time, Liverpool continued the second half how they started the first, and managed to quickly get a fourth, when a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner was converted by centre back Virgil Van Dijk, whose volley somehow managed to find its way into the goal, after a terrible mistake from the Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy. During the second half Jota nearly got his Hatrick, before he was substituted off for Japan international Takumi Minamino. 

Full time couldn’t come soon enough for the Southampton players, who after that performance should be glad the score was only ended up 4-0. It was a routine win for Jurgan Klopp's men who, after their loss to west ham, in the last week have beaten Arsenal, Porto and now Southampton. Coming into December in good form, Liverpool will have to play nine games in just four weeks, including the Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison park. This result, and the fact chelsea with Manchester United in their game, means that Liverpool are now only two points behind the league leaders Chelsea, and just one point behind second place Manchester City.