Thanks to Virgil van Dijk's first goal of the season, Liverpool booked a simple home win over Southampton on Saturday: 4-0.

Jürgen Locadia made Premier League minutes for Brighton & Hove Albion again after more than two years, Steven Gerrard led Aston Villa to another victory and Arsenal at home 2-0 too strong for the wealthy Newcastle United.

Van Dijk scored Liverpool's fourth goal of the afternoon at Anfield against Southampton.

The defender of Orange scored from a corner kick taken quickly by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

It was Van Dijk's first goal of the season.

The former FC Groningen player's last goal dates back to September last year, when he scored against Leeds United in the first Premier League round of the season.

Liverpool were already on roses against Southampton halfway through thanks to two goals from Diogo Jota and one from Thiago.

The team of manager Jürgen Klopp admits a point as number two to leader Chelsea, which still plays at home against Manchester United on Sunday.

Number three Manchester City, which now concedes two points to Liverpool, will then meet number four West Ham United at home.

Satisfaction afterwards with Virgil van Dijk and Jürgen Klopp.

Satisfaction afterwards with Virgil van Dijk and Jürgen Klopp.

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Locadia makes first Premier League minutes since 2019

Brighton against Leeds United did not score (0-0), but it was a special game for Locadia.

The former PSV attacker was allowed to replace trainer Graham Potter in the Amex Stadium after 67 minutes and thus made playing minutes in the Premier League after 826 days.

The 28-year-old Locadia played his last league game for Brighton in August 2019, after which he was loaned out to Hoffenheim and in early 2020 a temporary transfer to MLS club FC Cincinnati followed.

Locadia returned to Brighton last summer, where he is under contract until mid-2022.

Since then, he has also been given playing time in the League Cup.

Against Leeds United, Locadia could not make the difference as a substitute.

Joël Veltman played in the back of the entire match at Brighton and Pascal Struijk came in halfway through at Leeds.

John McGinn celebrates his goal for Aston Villa with a belly slide.

John McGinn celebrates his goal for Aston Villa with a belly slide.

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Arsenal strike relatively late against Newcastle

Aston Villa won for the second time in two games under new manager Steven Gerrard.

With substitute Anwar El Ghazi it was 1-2 against Crystal Palace thanks to Matt Targett and John McGinn.

At 0-2, Marc Guehi's goal came far too late to make it exciting.

Villa has moved up to eleventh place.

Arsenal had no less than 75 percent possession of the ball against Newcastle in the first half, but left several good opportunities unused.

It was not until early in the second half that Bukayo Saka scored the opening goal, who was able to finish after an attack over many pieces.

Ten minutes later, in the 66th minute, the decision was made.

Brazilian substitute Gabriel Martinelli passed Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka from close range: 2-0.

Newcastle, which was recently acquired by a wealthy investment group from Saudi Arabia, has still not won the Premier League this season despite a manager change.

Eddie Howe's team is five points behind the safe seventeenth place.

Gabriel Martinelli cheers after his goal against Newcastle United.

Gabriel Martinelli cheers after his goal against Newcastle United.

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