Liverpool fight back for Southampton draw after eight-goal thriller ends season
Liverpool blew a two-goal lead before battling back from 4-2 down to end an underwhelming Premier League season with a remarkable 4-4 draw at relegated Southampton.
Quick-fire finishes from Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota salvaged a point for Jurgen Klopps side on a chaotic afternoon at St Marys.
Saints had looked set to end a miserable campaign in style after Kamaldeen Sulemanas brace, either side of strikes from James Ward-Prowse and Adam Armstrong overturned early goals from Jota and Roberto Firmino.
But Southamptons final match under manager Ruben Selles, who is expected to be replaced by Swansea boss Russell Martin in the coming days, ended all square after Gakpo and Jota struck in the space of a minute.
Fifth-placed Liverpool went close to leaving the south coast with maximum points as Mohamed Salah inadvertently struck a post and was denied by a fine stop from Alex McCarthy late on.
But the Merseyside club had to be content with extending their unbeaten top-flight run to 11 games, having begun the day knowing they would miss out on a top-four finish for the first time since 2015-16.