EPL: Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge Give Liverpool F.C 2-1 Win Over Southampton

Previous season's runners-up began with a win at home against Southampton.

updated: August 17, 2014 20:35 IST
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Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring against Southampton


Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge were both on target for Liverpool as they started the new Premier League season with a nervy 2-1 home victory over Southampton on Sunday. (Manchester United should have given me more time: David Moyes)

Liverpool went ahead with a confident finish from Sterling in the 23rd minute, but were pegged back 11 minutes into the second half when Nathaniel Clyne blasted home. ('Pitch Invader' in Tottenham-West Ham game arrested)

The home side, who were far from their fluent best in their first competitive game following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, were given a few late scares as Southampton grew in confidence.

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