Three clean sheets and defensive solidity had led everyone to believe that Liverpool had turned a corner before old defensive errors came back in the game where they gifted Southampton three points.
Souness’ decision to use Don Hutchison as a striker was a wise one as the young Geordie equalized after Neil Maddison opened the scoring. But a terrible error by Steve Nicol in the 74th minute presented an easy chance for Nicky Banger. Goalkeeper David James had no chance to save the second shot as the Saints picked up a crucial win.
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