The Premier will be decided on the last day, which takes place next Sunday. Liverpool kept the competition alive by beating Southampton tonight and reduced the deficit to the leader, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, who depend on themselves to retain the title, to one point.
The Southampton game was not easy for Liverpool. Jürgen Klopp thought about the Champions League final on May 28 against Real Madrid and lined up a team with only two predictable starters in Paris: goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Konaté.
Liverpool's dominance was overwhelming throughout the match but the locals took the lead very soon, at 13 minutes in a counterattack that closed Nathan Redmond with a perfect thread to the top corner. The reds protested the goal for understanding that there had been a foul at the beginning of the play, by Lyanco in stealing the ball, but the referee ignored it.
The disadvantage on the scoreboard made Liverpool turn for the tie and this came in the 26th minute in a shot by Minamino from a Diego Jota pass. Southampton held on without further setbacks until the break and Liverpool suffered Joe Gomez's injury.
The tie did not give the Premier mathematically to Guardiola's men, but in practice it was almost the sentence. He forced Liverpool to a scandalous win on the last day added to a defeat for City at the Etihad.
Despite this, Liverpool came out with less vigor in the second half. In the first quarter of an hour nothing happened and Klopp chose to bring Origi out to play. Two minutes later Joel Matip scored with a header without taking his feet off the ground. The ball was deflected by Kyle Walker-Peters and misled the goalkeeper.
From there to the end, Liverpool defended the result, which was only locked in its area for the last five minutes in which Southampton went up with everything looking for a draw that it had not deserved. Liverpool secured the victory and will be presented with options on the last day.