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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dejan Lovren brings Liverpool's unbeaten run to end.

Dejan Lovren brought Liverpool's unbeaten begin to the campaign to a terminate after a startling win for the Saints.

The defender rose highest in the penalty place to shrug off the attentions to nod a second-half header past Simon Mignolet.

It brought to an end a startling sequence of results for Liverpool, however they still remain summit for now.The Reds had won three and drawn one of their opening four games, but were defeated by Mauricio Pochettinos industrious side - who completely deserved to take all three points away from Merseyside.

Brendan Rodgers made three changes to the side that drew on Monday against Swansea, with Iago Aspas getting a starting berth with Philippe Coutinho injured.

Liverpool were off the pace in the first-half with Victor Moses feeding off scraps.

Southampton took advantage of Liverpool's sluggishness when Lovren wriggled free to score with a header in the 53rd minute.

Artur Boric was called into action on the hour mark when he pulled off a good retain from a Steven Gerrard pic.

But Simon Mignolet equalled his counterpart's brilliance with a valorous triple save eight minutes later.

Frustration crept into Liverpool's play and they couldn't force an opening as Saints claimed a huge win.

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