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Daniel Sturridge is targeted by young boy's middle finger after Southampton goal

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Southampton fans feared the worst when Daniel Sturridge put Liverpool 2-0 up at St. Mary’s this afternoon.

Fortunately, a brace from Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle’s goal ensured a remarkable comeback for Ronald Koeman’s Saints.

But on 22 minutes, when Sturridge doubled Liverpool’s lead, things looked gloomy. So much so that one young boy saw red and flipped the bird towards the England striker.


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Watch the boy’s reaction by scrolling down the page. His father’s response is brilliant, too, as he pulls his son’s arm down in embarrassment.

Just over an hour later and the kid’s anger turned to jubilation after Southampton’s excellent comeback.

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The win sees them keep alive their hopes of finishing in the top four. Southampton are now seventh, four points adrift of Manchester City after their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Ronald Koeman, who celebrates his birthday tomorrow, was given the perfect present in exhilarating fashion.

It didn’t look like being his day after Mane missed a penalty with the score at 2-0 but the Saints kept fighting and were rewarded with two late goals.

Koeman was happy

The Dutchman said after the game: “You need to keep going. We have taken six points from two games against Stoke and Liverpool - two must win-games.

“These six points give everybody a big boost but there is still a long way to go.”

Things only get tougher for Southampton. Their next game is a trip to the King Power Stadium to face leaders Leicester.

“The game after the international break is against Leicester which will be amazing against the leaders and we will try to stop them,” Koeman added.

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