1st February 2020

Scoreline Summary

Liverpool 4-0 Southampton

(Oxlade-Chamberlain 47’, Henderson 60’, Salah 72’, 90′)

Brief Report

Alex made it two goals in two games for Liverpool on Saturday afternoon at Anfield as the hosts thrashed Southampton 4-0 to march ever closer to a first Premier League title.

Alex, who scored in Thursday night’s win at West Ham, continued his fine form in front of goal, benefitting again from his attacking initiative to free himself for a vintage Liverpool counter attack before drilling the ball into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box.

Overall, it was another standout performance from the former Southampton talent, who played another vital part in breaking down their opponents with the visitors frustrating Alex’s side until the 26-year-old’s opening strike.

What Does This Mean?

This latest victory for Liverpool sees the world champions go 22 points at the top of the Premier League, with a sensational 73 points after 25 games and are yet to be beaten in the top-flight this season.

What’s Next?

Next up for Alex is the fourth-round FA Cup replay tie against Shrewsbury on Tuesday night at Anfield.

Marvin Johnson

Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

(Coulson 75′ – Travis 57′)

Brief Report

Marvin completed the entirety of Middlesbrough’s 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium.

The 29-year-old played in his familiar left-wing-back spot and was able to demonstrate his flair going forward, with four successful dribbles, the most of any player in the Saturday afternoon encounter.

With the spoils being shared in the second-half with strikes from Boro’s Hayden Coulson and Blackburn’s Lewis Travis, Marvin’s all-round game was tested in attacking with a degree of caution.

What Does This Mean?

Whilst being part of a congested middle order of the Championship, Marvin’s positive performances have helped Middlesbrough move seven-points clear of the second-tier’s relegation zone.

What’s Next?

Marvin will be bidding to make a third successive start for Boro for the visit to inform Brentford next Saturday.