Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl shed tears of joy and collapsed to his knees at the final whistle after an early Danny Ings strike secured the Saints a shock 1-0 Premier League win over champions Liverpool.

The Austrian's emotional celebrations might have led some fans to think that Southampton had just secured the Premier League title.

But as wins over Liverpool are a rare occurrence for the Saints, with the last one coming in the league almost five years ago, it was an occasion to savour for Hasenhuettl who took charge of the south-coast club in 2018.

"There were tears in my eyes - because of the wind!", Hasenhuettl jokingly told BBC Sport.

"When you see our guys fighting with everything they have, it makes me really proud. You need to have the perfect game against Liverpool and I think we did have that."

Hasenhuttl's team were forced to defend for long periods in the second half, and he admitted that it was deep into stoppage time before he felt that his side could get a result.

"It felt like we were under massive pressure and the defending around the box was the key today - then still try and play football. We did it in a good way," he said.

In contrast, his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp was left extremely frustrated after his attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane failed to find the net despite dominating possession in the second half.

"What was disappointing? How long have we got?" he told the BBC. "The start, obviously, not only the goal but the start in general. Congratulations to Southampton, they deserved it."

The 53-year-old German said that his side knew what to expect from Southampton but were caught out in the opening exchanges and found themselves unable to recover.

"At the beginning, how we played, where we lost the balls - it's not rocket science. We should have done much better. We played into their hands with the start," he said.

"These are outstanding players, but they were not ready from the start." 

Klopp was adamant Mane should have been awarded a clear penalty by referee Andre Marriner.

Mane looked the most likely to pull one back for the visitors and he went down in the area just before the hour mark - under the challenge of Kyle Walker-Peters - but Marriner waved play on and VAR did not take a second look at the incident, which the Reds boss believes was a penalty.

Klopp said: "I turned around, we had a really good view of it. It looked like a clear penalty. I turned to the fourth official, he said 'we checked already, no penalty'. That's the 100 per cent truth. They checked it already.

"We had the situation last year against Leicester with the penalty, and people say 'Sadio Mane goes down too easily'.

"If this boy went down easy, we could have had a penalty in this game and a stonewall penalty in the last game. But what Andre Marriner did with Sadio Mane tonight, I'm not sure that's OK, to be honest."

Klopp added: "We cannot change. I hear now that Man United had more penalties in two years than I had in five-and-a-half years. I've no idea if that's my fault, or how that can happen.

"But it's no excuse for the performance. We cannot change it, we have to respect the decisions. But we can change our performance. That's our focus now."