Liverpool scored twice late in the second half against Southampton to go back to the summit of the English Premier League table on Friday.
The host took an early lead in the first half through Shane Long closing from close range following a fantastic composure on the ball.
Naby Keita pulled one for the visitors before the break sending both clubs in a draw in the first half.
Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah scored his first goal after six games of being goalless at Liverpool giving Liverpool a precious lead.
Liverpool substitute Jordan Henderson sealed the much-needed victory with a close-range finish late in the second half.
The win sends the Reds back at the summit of the English Premier League two points clear of Manchester City who have a game in hand.
Liverpool’s win piles more pressure to Manchester City who report a win in every game they play.