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Pochettino admits steaming into Southampton players at halftime of win over Liverpool

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino admits steaming into his players at halftime of their win over Liverpool.

Southampton allowed Philippe Coutinho to score a scrappy goal in first-half stoppage time that set up a nervy second 45 minutes - and the team got an earful from their boss.

Pochettino said: "We are an attack-minded team and always want to push forward so it's not such a big deal if we concede a goal when we are pressing really high to get a goal for ourselves as well.

"But to concede when there are 10 of my players in my own area, in my own box, and concede a goal like that I can never tolerate that. I was really angry when I went into the dressing room at half-time. It changed what I said to my players. That is my job."

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