The Whites made it three wins on the bounce thanks to goals from Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts at St. Mary’s, and could still finish as high as eighth depending on how results elsewhere pan out on the final day of the campaign this Sunday.
Reflecting on his side’s achievement, Bamford said: “It’s fantastic.
“For the club as a whole, for everyone, the management, the staff, everyone who works behind the scenes, the kitchen staff at the training ground and everyone, they have been at the club for 16 years.
“Some of us players have been here for two or three years so we don’t really know what it’s like. But everyone at the club suffered and this one is for them and they deserve it. They have stuck with us through the hard times as well.
“In the first half, we probably couldn’t have complained if we went in losing,” admitted Bamford.
“They performed really well in the first half and we couldn’t keep the ball. Every time we won it back we just gave it back to them which made it really difficult to keep up the intense pressure.
“At half-time, we readjusted ourselves a little bit and came out a lot stronger in the second half.
"On the balance of the game, we probably deserved to win but, in the first half, they were definitely better.”
We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below...
5. Reds keen on Goncalves
Liverpool have been tipped to make a move for Sporting CP midfielder Pedro Goncalves, who has been dubbed the "next Bruno Fernandes". He's previously been valued at a hefty £50m. (Record) (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)
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6. Leeds prepare for Lang talks
Leeds United are holding talks with Ajax sensation Noa Lang, who has previously been linked with Celtic, this weekend. The Dutch youngster has been on fire while out on loan with Club Brugge this season, scoring 14 goals in all competitions. (Football Insider) (Photo by David PINTENS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo: David PINTENS
7. Tavares available for cut-price fee
Benfica are willing to sell Nuno Tavares for a cut-price £6 million with Newcastle United and Burnley hoping to take the Portugal U21 international to the Premier League. (Gazzetta dello Sport) (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo: VIRGINIE LEFOUR
8. Martyn weighs in on Roberts rumours
Newcastle United are interested in signing Tyler Roberts this summer with the Leeds United attacker’s contract up in the air, though a new deal is said to be on the table – and Nigel Martyn has claimed that the Wales international could leave Elland Road for a smaller figure than his rumoured £10million price tag. (LeedsUnited.News) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Photo: Laurence Griffiths