Southampton supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side go down 2-0 at home to Liverpool to slip back into the Premier League’s bottom three with just 11 games to go.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men went into their clash with the Champions League chasing Reds off the back of beating West Brom 3-2 in their previous encounter, a result which moved them up to 14th place in the table. Yet results went against the Saints prior to their meeting with Jurgen Klopp’s side on Sunday, and they now occupy the final relegation place as goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sealed a routine victory for the Merseyside giants, in turn moving them to within two points of second place Manchester United.
Subsequently, there have been many disappointed and frustrated Saints fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are hugely concerned that their side’s six-season stay in the top-flight could be coming to an end this term.
Thank you for your support! pic.twitter.com/7fi5Es82jo
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 12, 2018
With that in mind, the Saints fans online aren’t in any mood to deal with the club’s attempt at good news online! Southampton took to Twitter to reveal that their FA Cup clash with West Brom had sold out, though the fans on social media were all calling for the same thing.
I'm one off them. But sack Pellegrino now. owners/board? In China says it all . 2005 all over again. Love my club but hate the manger and les read. But what are the new owners up too? 200m and it seems they don't even know where we are. End of season big sale of players ?
— Nick Graham (@nicksfc73) February 13, 2018
The new managers first game. Come on announce the sacking and replacement!!!!!!!!! #PellegrinoOut
— Mark Cook (@Macsaint99) February 12, 2018
Now cheer us up by announcing #PellegrinoOut & enabling us to properly enjoy next weekend!
— Philip Binns (@Binnsphilip) February 12, 2018
What a lucky club. Put in zero effort and still sale out . Why is pellgrino still here please give us the news we are waiting for
— Rob Barfoot (@St_Robster) February 12, 2018
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Not giving my beloved club another penny of my money until you get that clueless man out of our club #PellegrinoOut
— Matt Rickett (@DJRodnee) February 12, 2018