First-half goals from Roberto Firmino - his 20th of the campaign - and the irrepressible Mohamed Salah secured maximum points for the visitors, who have now scored more away goals this term than during the entirety of last season.
The two team-mates displayed their telepathic understanding as Firmino, with his back to goal, flicked the ball into Salah's path in defence-splitting one-two.More news: Australia restrict England to 137-7 in T20
It put pressure on Manchester United, who suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Newcastle at St James' Park, Liverpool are just two points off Jose Mourinho's side.More news: Twin bombing in Benghazi kills two
Nonetheless, Matip is looking forward to improving his game alongside the Dutch defender, and help the team to secure the Champions League promotion.
Southampton versus Liverpool games are like a derby nowadays so the fans and players should be well up for this one.
He said: "Southampton's win at West Brom last weekend was big for them because they had waited so long for a Premier League win - 12 games and 10 weeks to be exact - and this game is a hard one to call".More news: Trump's confidantes explain the confounding reason Trump won't fire John Kelly
The Saints have plenty of players enjoying good runs of form and hopefully we can see Guido Carrillo snatch his first goal for the side! Liverpool have failed to score in four successive matches against Southampton, including both legs of the 2016-17 League Cup semi-final.