Last season’s runner ups Liverpool have started their campaign with a win over Southampton on the opening fixture of the new season.
The Reds had to do it the hard way as Ronald Koeman’s Saint stars fought hard and deserved something from the game.
Rodgers’ side took the lead early in the first half thanks to a sublime ball by Henderson finished clinically by Sterling.
Merseysiders have heavily reinforced their defense this summer but once again their more focus was on attack and once Liverpool conceded, they were at sixes and sevens at the back.
However, the new SAS Sterling and Sturridge combined to restore Liverpool’s lead late in the second half to earn all three points.
A crucial win for the Reds who face tough fixtures next against champions City and Tottenham.
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