DETERMINED Kyle Walker-Peters said Saints were “doing everything” to turn around their miserable run of form and urged fans to “stick with us”.

The full-back was speaking after the south coast side were beaten 2-1 by title-chasing Liverpool at St Mary’s on Tuesday.

After Nathan Redmond’s classy opener for Saints, Takumi Minamino levelled for the Reds against his former loan club with a fierce effort on 27 minutes.

And midway through the second half, Saints were condemned to another defeat when Walker-Peters was unfortunate in an aerial duel with Joel Matip following a corner, which allowed the centre-back to head home.

Saints have now won just once in 11 league games, with eight defeats coming in that period.

A number of fans had left early before Saints took their post-match lap of appreciation, following the final home game of the season.

Asked what message he would give to supporters, Walker-Peters said: “I think it’s important the fans stick by us, you know? We are doing everything to turn around the current form and improve as a team.

“They need to just stick with us. Keep getting behind us and the results will come.”

Defeat left Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men 15th in the Premier League with 40 points from 37 games. They could even finish as low as 17th.

Reflecting on the game as a whole, Walker-Peters said: “I think we came in being a bit disappointed. I think we weren’t as aggressive as I think we could have been.

“Then, to concede that goal. Liverpool are a top team – I think in a way they have earned their luck with that goal a bit. It was really disappointing.”

Saints did suffer some issues ahead of the contest, with both Fraser Forster and Romain Perraud sidelined through injury.

Asked how he felt his team dealt with the disruption, Walker-Peters replied: “I think we managed that well considering we were playing the Champions League finalists and the team that are competing with Manchester City to win the Premier League.

“I think we coped well but we are still disappointed to lose the game.”

Saints make the trip to Leicester for their season finale on Sunday (4pm).

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