Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers feels that Liverpool were "outstanding" at Southampton on SundayReuters

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hit out at Southampton for showing disrespect to Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert following the Reds' 2-0 Premier League win at the Saint Marys on Sunday.

An early goal from Philippe Coutinho coupled with a second half strike from Raheem Sterling saw Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0, and record their seventh win in the last ten Premier League games.

However, the match was full of controversies as a number of decisions went against the Saints' way, with referee Kevin Friend failing to award penalties despite Filip Djuricic being brought down twice in the box by Emre Can and Joe Allen.

Due to this reason the crowd at Southampton were a little upset, and they took out their frustration by jeering at their former players Lallana and Lambert, who returned to the Saint Marys for the first time since completing their move to Liverpool last summer.

And Rodgers says that he was displeased to see the crowd showing disrespect to their former players.

"Adam was the captain here for two years, gave incredible service to Southampton and I know for a fact he could have left here a number of times and didn't," said Rodgers, according to ESPN.

"And to get the reception he got, I thought was disappointing. I looked in the match programme and there was nothing relevant to his time here and all the time has been here since a boy."

"Then there's the like of Rickie Lambert - great servants to here, incredible players that have got the club to where it is today. There was no mention of him, which I thought was sad."

Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman hailed his side's performances against Southampton, insisting that it was an "outstanding win."

"It was an outstanding win for us, very controlled. Of course you have to defend at times, particularly away from home against a very good side, but it's a wonderful win for us," he added.

"As the game wore on we might have got in more had we picked our passes better, but [we got] two wonderful goals, different types of goals, and [we were] defensively very strong."