With the Reds 2-0 up following first-half goals from Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, the visitors were keen to consolidate their advantage at the start of the second half.
However, with only four minutes on the clock during the second period, the Saint received a lifeline when Martin Skrtel gave away a penalty.
Substitute Sadio Mane stepped up, only for Simon Mignolet to guess right and turn the Senegal international’s right-foot effort out into touch.
Mignolet saves Sadio Mane’s penalty – safe to say Jurgen Klopp was pleased about it pic.twitter.com/WzY8iPtf9e
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) March 20, 2016
Klopp’s celebration—perhaps betraying a lack of faith in his Belgian stopper—was immense, with the German coach clearly delighted that the Reds had managed to preserve their two-goal lead.
The Reds’ luck wasn’t to last, however, as Graziano Pelle—who had won the penalty—set up Mane, with the West African making amends for his earlier miss by finishing past Mignolet to end his 17-game run without a goal.
Goal #saintsfc ??
— SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) March 20, 2016
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