There’s trigger for Southampton followers to really feel optimistic regardless of their defeat to Everton within the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Saints have been overwhelmed 3-1 by the Toffees, nonetheless, one in every of their new signings gave an excellent account of himself at Goodison Park.
Tino Livramento, who was beforehand a star of Chelsea’s famed Cobham academy, produced a show mature past his 18 years.
He saved Richarlison quiet as Southampton went in 1-Zero up at half time due to Adam Armstrong’s strike.
And Livramento’s first-half show had talkSPORT’s Perry Groves waxing lyrical on the break.
Groves mentioned on commentary for talkSPORT 2: “He appears to be like a participant, Livramento.
“He appears to be like very composed on the ball however typically full-backs lose focus and his positional play has been completely excellent.
“It regarded like he might need had an overload with Richarlison inside him and Lucas Digne outdoors him however he simply stayed in between.
“I do know it sounds quite simple however numerous younger full-backs would observe Richarlison in however he stayed in between them and made positive that mainly he marked area.
“I do know it’s just one 45 minutes however for a younger man solely making his debut within the Premier League, he’s been completely excellent.”
Commentator Ian Danter mentioned: “You may see why Chelsea had him as their academy participant of the yr final yr. He doesn’t appear to be a regular right-back as he’s fairly tall however is so, so good on the ball.
“He’s received this skill to vary the tempo when he’s received possession, he appears to be like like he’s simply jockeying with the ball.”
Groves then added: “He stands individuals up. He’s enjoying towards Richarlison, a confirmed Premier League participant, and his positional play has been excellent.
“It’s been among the finest younger debuts that I’ve seen.”
Livramento had second half however his new facet didn’t as objectives from Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin noticed Everton get the three factors.
Richarlison’s purpose wasn’t Livramento’s fault, the Brazilian fired in as he took benefit of hesitant defending by Mohammed Salisu.
The defeat could have Southampton followers fearing about relegation this season however it appears to be like set to be a implausible marketing campaign for his or her new acquisition.