SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool (15) celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Southampton, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

WATCH: Liverpool get out in front early thanks to Coutinho and Sturridge goals

Liverpool broke out to an early 2-0 lead against Southampton in a fight for both to get closer to the top four. Considering Liverpool played in a physical derby match against Manchester United.

The action started when Philippe Coutinho scored from an incredibly deep range to make it 1-0.

Then Daniel Sturridge took his time in the box and struck at the right moment to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead. The nice fake out before the shot really made the goal.

And with that, the first half ended 2-0 to Liverpool.

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