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Jurgen Klopp’s squad selection gamble pays off as Liverpool lead title race until final day and keep four-time hopeful alive with comeback win over Southampton


Liverpool ensured the Premier League title race went all the way as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton.

Manchester City were dreaming of becoming champions when Nathan Redmond’s strike gave the home side a shock lead.

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Much-changed Liverpool squad got the job done at St Mary’s

Jurgen Klopp’s squad selection gamble pays off as Liverpool lead title race until final day and keep four-time hopeful alive with comeback win over Southampton

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Klopp’s team selection bet almost paid off

However, Klopp’s men fought back through Takumi Minamino’s first-half strike before Joel Matip’s header midway through the second half turned the game around.

Klopp made NINE changes to the side that beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at the weekend, with Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson and Luis Diaz on the bench.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk didn’t feature due to injury.

However, Liverpool’s makeshift side did the job to ensure a single point would separate them from leaders Man City before the final day of the league season.

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