Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl breaks down in tears after Liverpool win

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Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl broke down in tears as his side beat Premier League champions Liverpool 1-0.

Danny Ings chipped the ball over Alisson's head after two minutes of play at St. Mary's before a valiant second half of defending.

And the cameras showed the Saints manager, who returned to the touchline after missing the draw against West Ham when a housemate caught Covid-19, falling to the floor and having tears in his eyes.

Hasenhuttl could be seen gasping in belief as Jurgen Klopp walked over to him for the full-time handshake, patting him on the head before moving to the pitch.

The manager then stood up and took a moment for himself in the empty stadium before shaking hands with the players and hugging every one of his stars as the tears continued to flow.

The win ended Southampton's run of four games without victory and put them sixth in the Premier League table.

And the emotion continued for Hasenhuttl in his post-match interview, having beaten Klopp for the first time in his career.

Speaking in his post-match interview – still with tears in his eyes – Hasenhuttl said: "I've never taken points from Jurgen.

"I only started to believe Saints could win the game in the 92nd minute because they are so strong.

"The defending today was amazing. The effort, everybody was the key to winning. The mentality was even better than this 'mentality monster' team.

"It was an important step forward.

"We've had some good wins but no-one expected this. I'm very happy they're getting the benefit from their hard work

Recording the club's first win against Anfield for eight games, the manager's reaction to the result also had an effect on the players.

"He is very passionate and he brings that passion into the game and it's great for us to see that," Ings said in his post-match interview.

"It's not easy to do but the manager's got us working our socks off this season."

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  • And fans on social media heaped praise on the Austrian for his passionate display at St. Mary's after the win.

    "Love that reaction from Hasenhuttl – genuine emotion," one viewer said.

    Another commented: "I absolutely love Ralph Hasenhuttl."

    While a third simply said: "Respect to Hasenhuttl."

    And a fourth added: "This is why we love football."

    While Southampton enjoyed a memorable night, it was tougher for some Liverpool stars than others.

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