Liverpool were defeated 3-2 away at Southampton this weekend.
The Reds were on course to extend their recent good run of form as they led the Saints 2-0 at the half-time interval, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge getting in among the goals.
However, a second-half capitulation ensued, and Ronald Koeman’s men recorded a stunning fight-back as two goals in the last seven minutes of play helped them claim all three points.
Taking to social networking site Twitter after the game, Owen and Lineker could not quite believe what they witnessed while Stan Collymore talked up a potential late Champions League chase for Southampton.
Blimey! What a comeback from Southampton.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 20, 2016
2-0 up, disallowed goal and loads of chances. Can't believe Liverpool lost today. Just when a top 4 spot was looking a possible again.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) March 20, 2016
Let ourselves down today, didn't take our chances in the first half. Came back to haunt us. Poor second half #RealityCheck— ROY EVANS (@Roy_Evo) March 20, 2016
And all of a sudden #SFC back in the CL hunt! Crazy! This run in is going to be AWESOME.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 20, 2016
While Southampton beating Liverpool, considering the two clubs are closely positioned in the table, is not exactly a great surprise, the manner of the Reds’ defeat was something that has never happened before.
In Premier League history, Liverpool have never lost a game after leading by two or more goals at half-time - previously compiling a record of 112 wins and three draws when being in a similar position.
Take nothing away from what was a remarkable feat from Koeman’s side, yet the Merseyside club will be desperately disappointed with their defending especially on the latter two goals.
The result leaves Liverpool in ninth position in the Premier League table, with Southampton jumping up to seventh and moving momentarily to within four points of the top four.