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Jurgen Klopp, Virgil van Dijk 9/10 as Liverpool make light work of Southampton

Liverpool made it a club-record seven straight wins to start the season, cruising to a 3-0 victory as Southampton were blown away in the first half. The Reds took their foot off the gas after the break but ensured they kept the back door shut to record their fourth clean sheet of the season.

Positives

Xherdan Shaqiri was excellent on his first start while Mohamed Salah got himself back on the scoresheet after his "drought" and looked lively throughout.

Negatives

More goals in the second half...

Liverpool maintain perfect start as Jurgen Klopp reaches managerial milestone

LIVERPOOL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Liverpool's 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

1. Liverpool show no signs of complacency as they cruise past Southampton

It was game No. 600 in management for Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool boss will have had few more straightforward matches than this one.

Liverpool had their sixth-straight Premier League win sewn up at half-time to maintain their flawless start and reclaim top spot from Chelsea.

A Wesley Hoedt own goal after 10 minutes...

Mohamed Salah's sensational 2017-18 has set expectations impossibly high

Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah just needs time to get back to his goal-scoring form of last season.

Mohamed Salah's performances in the opening six games of the season have been somewhat underwhelming, but only when viewed in the prism of what he did last season.

He's played six games, scored two goals and has a couple of assists. He also won a penalty and an opponent was sent off for bringing him down when clean through. He's had numerous others chances that he hasn't taken and also had a goal disallowed. He's not breaking any records, but he is making an impact.

It's not actually that different...

Liverpool's most popular boy's name is James -- are babies being named after Milner?

Liverpool will look to maintain their unbeaten run when Southampton visit Anfield. Catch all the action on Kwese sports.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol square off in predicting every fixture in the sixth week of Premier League action.
A young Liverpool fan flew from Hong Kong to see his favourite team play and after singing his way into the club's heart they treated him to a special gift.
ESPN FC chronicles Liverpool's Champions League matchweek against PSG, from the buildup around the city to the celebrations following Firmino's winner.

As it does each year, the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released a list of the most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2017.

The ONS has also launched a nifty tool that allows the public to search for the most popular names by area, from Adur (in West Sussex) to York.

While the likes of Harry, Oliver and George continue dominate the boys list, it's perhaps noteworthy that James comes out top in Liverpool despite the name dropping well out of the UK top 10 -- dropping eight...

 By Shaka Hislop

Power Rankings: Barcelona claim No. 1, Liverpool climb as Real Madrid slide

The ESPN FC panel struggle to find a flaw in Shaka's Rankings which see Barcelona top the list.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner gives his plaudits to PSV for their efforts, but says Lionel Messi's class shone through once again in Barcelona's UCL opener.
Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde insists they are focused on winning the Champions League whilst Philippe Coutinho admits he is anxious to play against PSV.
Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop weigh Real Madrid's chances of catching Barcelona in the La Liga title-race, after Los Blancos' 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

It's all change as Barcelona rise to the top, while their great rivals Real Madrid pay the price for dropped points in La Liga.

Dropping out: Watford, PSV Eindhoven, Hertha Berlin.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV!

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino wears protective glasses to training

Having suffered a grotesque eye injury during Liverpool's clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Roberto Firmino was a doubt to feature in their Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain three days later.

However, after starting on the bench, Firmino entered the fray late on and duly scored the winning goal in a dramatic 3-2 victory before celebrating by covering his eye with his hand.

Firmino then reported for training on Thursday morning sporting a brand new pair of protective glasses,...