EPL: Liverpool marches with Southampton's 4-0 defeat

LIVERPOOL: Premier league leaders Liverpool opened a gap of 22 points at the top of the table with goals from the second half Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , Jordan Henderson and a Mohamed Salah lean on giving them a 4-0 victory at home Southampton on Saturday.

It was Liverpool 's 20th successive home win dating back to last season, matching Manchester city The record set between March 2011 and March 2012. He left them miles away from the second place champions, City, who visit Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Missing the injured Sadio Mane, Liverpool looked disjointed in the first half with goalkeeper Allisson Becker twice denying Danny Ings after Southampton 's Alex McCarthy made an excellent double save at the other end.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was also close in the first half with a deflected shot, shot the home team ahead in the 47th minute when he cut the inside and left McCarthy with evil feet with a good low from 18 meters.

Henderson doubled the advantage at the time he threw the ball to the roof of the net from 10 meters away thanks to a good job of Roberto Firmino , which broke the left flank and squared the ball back to its patron.

Salah put the icing on the cake with two late goals: a 72-minute finish when Henderson became a supplier, followed by an effort to stop the time after Firmino released him.