Liverpool and Southampton are locked in an eight-goal thriller.

Liverpool and Southampton are locked in an eight-goal thriller.

Roberto Firmino scored his farewell goal for Liverpool in a 4-4 Premier League thriller against relegated Southampton on Sunday.

Following Diogo Jota’s goal for the visitors, the Brazilian scored in the 14th minute to put Liverpool 2-0 up.

But Southampton mounted an incredible comeback, with James Ward-Prowse and Kamaldeen Sulemana tying the game before the break.

Sulemana scored again early in the second half after a storming run and finish, and Adam Armstrong seized on a sloppy ball by Jordan Henderson to make it 4-2 as Southampton tried to conclude their 11-year spell in the top flight with some belated fanfare.

But Liverpool, who finished fifth last season and will have to settle for Europa League football next season, woke up and scored twice in a minute.

Cody Gakpo headed in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross, then Mohamed Salah set up Jota for a thunderous finish.

Liverpool extended their undefeated league record to 11 games, and Salah almost won it for his team with a stunning lob that hit the crossbar.

“Crazy game, a little too crazy for my tastes.” “The start was really good, the finish was outstanding, the middle was not good enough, it’s as simple as that,” stated Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.

“Four-four, eight goals, it was a lot of fun for the fans.” I didn’t like it as much.”

Firmino, who joined Liverpool in 2015 and was a vital component in the club’s golden period, winning the Champions League, FA Cup, and Premier League championship, also scored in his last Anfield appearance.

And he did it again, selling a deception to two Southampton defenders before slotting past custodian Alex McCarthy for his 111th goal for the club.

At the time, it looked like Ruben Selles’ last game as Southampton manager would be a thumping, but his team replied with a performance that has been woefully lacking this season.

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