Liverpool – Southampton – After the “saints” two weeks ago in the first semi-final of the English League Cup at home celebrating with 1: 0, now it will also try to make the Reds on his Anfield, with the aim to fight for a place in the grand final at Wembley and very likely a new showdown with its largest rival Manchester United. Otherwise, Liverpool and last year just in the League Cup came to its only victory over Southampton in their last five duels, while the other four drew twice, and twice they were celebrating “saints”.
Of course all this does not go to hand, coach Klopp before the second leg semi-final match League Cup, especially since they have now and the backlog of one goal, while all along it and followed up Saturday’s blunder in the championship, when they are at their Anfield unexpectedly defeated with 3: 2 of posljednjeplasiranog Swanseaja. However, before that the Reds have already shown some weaknesses in his game, because they are in the championship only drew in clashes with Sunderland and Manchester United, were defeated by Southampton in the League Cup, while in the FA Cup after two played match managed to eliminate niželigaša Plymouth.
However, we believe it especially hurts the last primary defeat of Swanseaja, because they were then on the table overtook Arsenal and Tottenham, while Chelsea and leading far away to as many as 10 points difference. However, Klopp said that should soon forget that match with the Welsh and Wednesday night completely focus on the game against Southampton, where they otherwise needed victory and therefore we should expect and total offensive Reds from the first minute. As for absences due to injury are currently sidelined only Grujic midfielder and striker Ings, while the fleet-footed attacker Mane is still in the African Nations Cup.
Probable lineups Liverpool: Karius – Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner – Can, Henderson, Lallana – Firmino, Sturridge, Coutinho
Unlike the Reds, footballers Southampton this second leg semi-final League Cup welcome after last weekend even with 3: 0 home win over current champions Leicester, which finally broke and desperate primary series of four straight defeats. However, the tables were moved only in two places and are now 11th, but will this triumph of “handcuffs” certainly a lot more mean in terms of the return of confidence before the clash with Liverpool, who already greeted with a one goal advantage.
Otherwise, by coach Puel in the meantime through the second division Ipswich and won a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup, but that they have to play even two matches, so that the rest of the season could definitely have a lot of problems and the murder of some players. In addition, Puel was recently faced with an increasing number of absences but also on the injured list of players currently goalie McCarthy, defenders van Dijk and Targett, midfielders Davis, Pied and Boufal and striker Austin, until a few days ago and experienced defender Fonte moved to West Ham.
Probable lineups Southampton: Forster – Soares, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand – Hojbjerg, Romeu, Clasie – Redmond, Long, Tadic
Liverpool – Southampton TIP
Given that they have that goal deficit from the first leg, of the elect coach Klopp certainly expect that in the second leg semi-final encounter League Cup from the first minute to take the initiative and on his Anfield without major problems come to victory and placement in the grand final at Wembley.