Christian Benteke’s third goal for Liverpool almost gave Jurgen Klopp his first win as Reds manager.
Liverpool rarely looked like breaking the deadlock in Sunday’s tense Premier League encounter with Southampton prior to Benteke’s moment of inspiration, which came on 77 minutes.
Benteke displayed his famous aerial prowess to rise above Jose Fonte and divert James Milner’s cross beyond Maarten Stekelenburg.
Benteke entered the action at Anfield as a half-time substitute, replacing Divock Origi, who made fewer touches than either goalkeeper during the opening 45 minutes.
The former Aston Villa frontman was a massive improvement on Origi, but the service he received – other than for his goal – was seldom good enough.
Benteke’s opener sent Anfield into party mode, but Liverpool supporters were cut short in their celebrations as Sadio Made scored an equaliser five minutes from time.
Mane was then sent off in stoppage time for picking up his second yellow card of the match.
Despite playing the final seconds with 10 men, Southampton hung on for a point, which keeps them above Liverpool on goal difference.
Full time: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton