Origi treble, Sturridge brace helps Liverpool hammer Southampton

Divock Origi broke his Liverpool duck with a hat-trick and Daniel Sturridgescored a superb double as Jurgen Klopp’s side recovered from conceding after 41 seconds to run riot at Southampton.
Southampton flew out of the blocks, with Sadio Mane leaping high to meetRyan Bertrand’s cross to score a very early opener. Saints almost doubled their lead a few minutes later with an identical move, but this time Victor Wanyama couldn’t direct his header beyond stand-in goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.
Liverpool made them pay with a leveller out of nothing, and with their first meaningful attack of the game. Sturridge collected Joe Allen’s searching through ball and arrowed a pinpoint shot into the bottom corner.
Southampton didn’t know what had hit them four minutes later when Sturridge scored another after a sublime through ball with the outside of Emre Can’s right foot split the Saints defence, and Sturridge swept in from close-range.
Origi added a third in the final minute of the first half, diverting in after AlbertoMoreno rifled a shot from the edge of the box after Southampton failed to deal with Adam Lallana’s corner.
If there was any doubt over Origi’s first Liverpool goal, there was no dispute over his second, thrashing into the roof of the net after substitute Jordon Ibe rolled the ball into the Belgian’s path.
Ibe got on the scoresheet himself to make it 5-1, taking down Moreno’s cross on his chest and drilling in low from the edge of the box, before Origi completed his hat-trick nodding in Brad Smith’s cross to complete Southampton’s misery.

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