The Reds seemed to be cruising with a 2-0 lead but the Saints managed to pull one goal back thanks to a mistake from Adrian. And after this, it was a nervous couple of minutes for Liverpool until the final whistle.
And speaking after the match, former England midfielder Steve McManaman launched an all-out attack at Adrian who has been acting as the stand-in keeper for Alisson.
“From the sublime during the week to the ridiculous today,” McManaman told Premier League Productions, as quoted by the Express.
“To a certain extent, you’re saying exactly the same thing when it happened to Alisson.
“That is your warning, that does not happen again.
“Eighty-first, 82nd minute, just kick it as far as you can to the end of the pitch.
“You don’t want to be messing around when you’re 2-0 up and you’re cruising to a victory after the week they’ve had.
“And that might be the warning sign that he will not do that ever again in a Liverpool shirt.”
But speaking on the MOTD, Alan Shearer though was quick to point out that it was not only Adrian who was at fault vs the Saints. According to the former Magpies man, the whole Liverpool defence looked shaky.
“Obviously playing in Istanbul in the week, extra time, so tiredness, without doubt, was there,” said the Match of the Day pundit(as reported).
“But they have looked pretty dodgy defensively and these are some of the reasons why.
“Good ball in, that should be in the back of the net. He gets in between [Joel] Matip and [Trent] Alexander-Arnold and he has to score there.
“Defensively from a corner, the keeper should perhaps come for it, but [Maya] Yoshida gets above [Virgil] Van Dijk, a decent save in the end.
“Keeper gets away with it here first half. Southampton did really well and created chances and pressed and worked and closed them down.
“He didn’t get away with it in the second half. Ings closes him down, in the back of the net, poor mistake.
“And then after cruising for much of the second half Liverpool, they were fortunate to come away with the three points.
“This again was a good ball in from [Yan] Valery, he got in behind Van Dijk and that again is a sitter, should be in the back of the net. For all, they were good going forward, Liverpool, they did look poor at the back again. They conceded 14 shots today and that only happened once last season.”