Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

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Liverpool missed the chance to strengthen their hopes of a top-four finish when they were held to a 0-0 draw with Southampton.

James Milner had a second-half spot-kick saved by England team-mate Fraser Forster. The result leaves the Reds in third on 70 points, but they have played more games than Manchester City and Manchester United – leaving it in the latter two’s hands.

Liverpool’s goal drought against the south-coast club now stands at 428 minutes since Daniel Sturridge scored in the 22nd minute of a 3-2 defeat at St Mary’s in March last year.

A point may have lifted them back into third, above Manchester City, but it left the door open for fifth-placed Manchester United and Arsenal, who both have matches in hand.

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