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Fabinho's brilliant backheel & 5 more under-rated episodes in Southampton rout

Fabinho's brilliant backheel & 5 more under-rated episodes in Southampton rout
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Liverpool's imperious form continued on Saturday against Southampton at Anfield, with the Reds notching 4 goals without response against the visitors. Here's a look at the best underrated moments from the game:

Fabinho's backheel pass

While normally Fabinho is the best at stopping opposition attacks and winning the ball back for Liverpool, the midfielder does serve up the occasional reminder that he is Brazilian after all!

He played an excellent backheel pass under pressure to get Liverpool attacking against Southampton during the game.

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Salah played the ball to Fab with Southampton initiating the press

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And Fab opened his body

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Before turning and hitting it with his heel

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And setting Liverpool up to go the other way

Mane and Robbo's elite inter-play

Andy Robertson has had a bit of a down year so far by his standards but the left-back was at his best on Saturday linking up brilliantly with Mane to set up the Reds' first goal.

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Robertson played the ball to Mane inside on the left

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Getting it back immediately with the winger making a run

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Robertson fed it to him and made a run of his own through 3 defenders

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And sure enough the winger played it right back to him in the box

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From where he played it to an incoming Jota to tap it and open Livepool's account

Alisson's early save

Alisson was called upon more often than he generally is when the Reds win 4-0 and he made a couple of crucial early saves.

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Thiago lost the ball in sloppy fashion in midfield

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With the Saints player running through on goal but Ali had already spotted the danger

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Getting there in time to make the stop at point-blank range

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And allowing Trent to clear the danger

Mane's accidental skill

Sadio Mane can often be a tricky customer for opponents to deal with and sometimes he can trick himself too!

The winger had a bit of a luck ricochet that led to a chance for the Reds on Saturday, one of the funnier things we've seen.

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Robbo played the ball into Sadio

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Who tried to play it inside but it bounced off his own standing leg

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And allowed him to run uncontested into the box, confusing the defenders

Fabinho's double block

Liverpool were cruising early in the second half, having gone up 4-0 thanks to Van Dijk. But the clean sheet was a must for the Reds, and their tenacity was best exemplified by this Fabinho moment.

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The Saints player received the ball inside Liverpool's box

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But Fabinho got in the way as he turned and shot

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The ball ricocheted to another attacker in the box

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But the Brazilian stretched out his long legs to cut out the danger again

Van Dijk being Van Dijk

Every time he plays, Virgil van Dijk always takes at least one moment to remind us that he's the best in the world. Against Southampton late in the game, it was a non-chalant interception that caught the eye.

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Konate lost the header from a Southampton goal kick

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And the flick-on was being played into the path of a Saints player about to go through on goal

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But Van Dijk got himself in the way as he often does

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And got the crucial touch

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Allowing Fabinho to run the other way

Source: Tribuna.com