Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has compared his fringe players to “having Ferraris in the garage” after their 2-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday night.
The result ensured the Reds took the Premier League title race to the final day.
Nathan Redmond gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute, before Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip struck to move Klopp’s men within one point of leaders Manchester City.
Liverpool took maximum points at St Marys despite making nine changes.
Klopp was without the injured duo of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.
But he chose to rest Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane.
The German handed Minamino his first league start since December 2020 and Harvey Elliott only his sixth start of the season.
“Wow, these boys. Like having Ferraris in the garage and then you let them out and they directly go like this. Harvey, I’m not sure when he played last time, Curtis [Jones], no rhythm, Minamino, it is a crime he is not playing more often.
“It is really tough for the boys, but whatever happens this year happens because of this group. It is exceptional, and tonight they showed it again,” Klopp said.