WHEN Saints last beat Liverpool at St Mary’s, courtesy of a 20th-minute winner from Nathan Redmond in January 2017, they followed it with another 1-0 success, this time at Anfield, to complete a 2-0 aggregate win in the semi-finals of the 2016/17 EFL Cup.

Liverpool have won their last two visits by two-goal margins, with Mo Salah scoring on both occasions..
But overall Saints have won five of Liverpool’s 11 visits to St Mary’s in the Premier League - with these three being the most recent.

SAINTS 3 LIVERPOOL 2 (March 20, 2016)

RONALD Koeman thanked his players for giving him the perfect birthday present – a remarkable comeback win that keeps Saints’ European hopes alive. 

The Saints boss could have been forgiven for thinking that the celebrations for his 53rd birthday today were going to fall flat as his side trailed 2-0 at half time to Liverpool at St Mary’s, and were grateful not be further behind. His mood darkened as Sadio Mane missed a penalty early in the second period only for the game to turn on its head as the attacker scored twice and Graziano Pelle netted a 20-yard stunner to complete an amazing 3-2 win.

Saints: Forster, Fonte, Martina, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie Wanyama (45), Davis, Romeu (Ward-Prowse 69), Long, Tadic (Mane 45), Pelle

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren (Skrtel 45), Sakho, Flanagan, Coutinho, Lallana, Can, Allen (Ojo 87), Sturridge (Benteke 70), Origi.

SAINTS 3 LIVERPOOL 1 (March 16, 2013)

Daily Echo: Jay RodriguezJay Rodriguez

JAY Rodriguez set the seal on this victory over with a stunning solo goal. 

The Merseysiders were beaten at their own passing game – took Saints a step closer to Premier League safety. Mauricio Pochettino’s second league victory as manager has carried Saints four points clear of the drop zone, although the Argentinian revealed he lost his temper with his players despite a stunning opening 45 minutes. 

Morgan Schneiderlin gave Saints a sixth-minute lead and Rickie Lambert doubled it against the club he supported as a boy in the 33rd.

Phillipe Coutinho pulled one back on the stroke of half-time before Jay Rod’s stunning solo effort clinched the points. 

The Daily Echo reported: “After collecting Jack Cork’s slide-rule pass inside the centre circle, Rodriguez ran with the ball to the edge of the penalty area before slaloming inside substitute Lucas Leiva and outside Skrtel. His initial shot was saved by Jones’s outstretched left hand. But it was Rodriguez’s day and he made no mistake with the rebound, before celebrating his seventh and most memorable Saints goal.”

Saints: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld (Fonte 32), Shaw, Schneiderlin, Ramirez (Davis 55), Cork, Lallana (Do Prado 84), Lambert, Rodriguez.

Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Skrtel, Gerrard, Coutinho, Downing, Allen (Lucas 45), Suarez, Sturridge (Henderson 84).

SAINTS 2 LIVERPOOL 0 (January 22, 2005)

Daily Echo: Former Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino in action for LiverpoolFormer Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino in action for Liverpool

Mauricio Pellegrino finished on the losing side when Harry Redknapp’s Saints produced their best performance of the 2004/05 season up to that point.

It would end in the club’s first relegation from the Premiership, but this win gave them hope of survival.

David Prutton gave Saints an early lead, calmly slotting the ball past Jerzy Dudek after being put clear by Peter Crouch.

On 22 minutes, Jamie Redknapp sprayed an incisive pass wide to Prutton, who glanced up and crossed perfectly for the unmarked Crouch to flick in a header.

Steven Gerrard went closest for the visitors when he teed up Dietmar Hamann’s free-kick and fired a powerful shot that flew past Antti Niemi but glanced off the crossbar and high into a relieved Northam Stand.

Jeremy Wilson wrote: "Saints looked anything but a relegation-threatened team. The tempo and workrate provided a base to play and it was a thoroughly deserved three points. The trick now is to keep repeating this sort of performance.”

SAINTS: Niemi, Higginbotham, Davenport, Lundekvam, Telfer, Nilsson (Jakobsson 76), Prutton, Svensson (Jones 89), Delap, Redknapp, Crouch.

Liverpool: Dudek, Riise, Warnock (Pongolle 45), Hyypia (Raven 67), Carragher, Pellegrino, Gerrard, Hamann (Biscan 78), Garcia, Baros, Morientes.