Jurgen Klopp was able to take some positives from the Saints stalemate as Liverpool were shut-out for only the second time this season.
The Reds are now joined at the top of the Premier League table by Manchester City, but Klopp believes the result could have been a lot worse.
“I’m quite happy with the second half,” Klopp told the BBC. “We knew it would be difficult today. They are an organised side. The first half was not bad, but it was not enough.
“It was good preparation for the second half because we were able to make a few changes in the way we played. We did much better and had chances and moments but did not score.
“Even then you need to fight for draw and that is what we did. We did not lose control which is easy to do after dominating.
“The attitude was really good. We could have won the game, but in the end I am happy with performance. It was an away game at Southampton and a good performance – with a clean sheet. So yes, happy.”
Klopp was also asked for his assessment on Liverpool’s league campaign.
He added@ “(The table is tight) not only for us. That is good. All teams are the same. This league is tough and we are here because of this and we like it.
“Usually you lose in game like this, because body language is such you end doing something different and giving one chance away and they score.
“When you are ready for work then you deserve the minimum of a draw. Not the best day in our life, but for sure not the worst.”