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Talking points: Thiago's moment, Alisson saves and the race continues

Liverpool are looking up the table again after boosting their top-four ambitions with a 2-0 win over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday night.

Goals in either half of the Premier League clash from Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara – plus a number of important interventions by Alisson Becker – secured three much-needed points for Jürgen Klopp’s Reds.

Here are five talking points from the evening…

The top-four race continues

Liverpool’s gap to the Champions League qualification places has been reduced to six points after they capitalised on Leicester City’s defeat on Friday night.