Ronald Koeman rues missed chances against Liverpool

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Ronald Koeman was full of praise for his Southampton side following their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, but was left to rue the chances they missed to go ahead in the game.

The Dutch manager took charge of the Saints this summer and the visit to Anfield represented his first competitive game in charge of the South coast outfit.

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But despite the lack of time he has had to work with his players, they had a fluid attacking style to their game which caused a stir amongst the watching audience.

Full of praise

Koeman was understandably proud and happy with the performance his team put in during Sunday's opener, and could not fault the effort they had put in and it would serve them well in the coming weeks.

“The way we played in the second half was fantastic,...To play like that at Anfield against Liverpool has to give us a lot of confidence.

“If we keep playing like this, the points will come. There’s no doubt about that,” he told the club's official website.

Missed chances

Despite the positive performance though, Koeman was still left to rue the chances his side had to put the game to bed with the scores at 1-1. Steven Davis has perhaps the best opportunity, but Shane Long's follow-up after Simon Mignolet's superb reflex save also went begging.

It left Koeman disappointed that his team did not come away with the reward their effort and performance had deserved.

“Steven Davis’s chance was maybe the biggest one – at that point Liverpool were down and didn’t have the control they had before. When that’s the case, you have to score – but we didn’t.

“Instead they made it 2-1, and that’s part of football – goals are what count towards results and earn points," the Dutchman added.

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