A goalless draw against Southampton ensured Liverpool remained top of the English Premier League at the end of Saturday.

It was a surprising result for red-hot Liverpool, who had scored 12 goals in their last 3 games.

Dejan Lovren started ahead of Lucas Leiva, while Georginio Wijnaldum replaced the injured Adam Lallana — the only changes to the Liverpool squad that ran riot over Watford just before the international break.

The first half was bereft of chances, with the best falling to Liverpool’s Saido Mane, who drew a good save from former Southampton teammate Fraser Forster.

The second half was more open, with Philippe Coutinho and Charlie Austin missing chances at each end.  Reds coach Jurgen Klopp brought on Daniel Sturridge to help  score, but the England striker also failed to find the mark, along with Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne.

Liverpool will be further disappointed by the draw considering that Arsenal dropped points at Old Trafford, and could have opened a more considerable lead at the top of the table.