Liverpool host Southampton in the second leg of the semi-final of the EFL Cup on Wednesday, 25 January. The Reds will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing defeat to Swansea in the Premier League. Liverpool vs Southampton Match Info, Team News, Prediction
Liverpool and 1-0 down going into the second leg, with Southampton looking to seal a place in the final at Wembley.
Liverpool have been in a bit of a rut in 2007, unable to pick up the wins they were picking up at will last year. The Reds will need to find a way to get out of that rut on Wednesday, if they are to seal a place in the final of the League Cup ( ok, EFL Cup ).
Liverpool vs Southampton Match Info, Team News, Prediction
Liverpool and Southampton will meet on Wednesday in the EFL Cup semifinal second leg, with a spot in the Feb. 26 final on the line. Here’s what you need to know.
Who: Liverpool vs. Southampton
When: Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Anfield, Liverpool
TV: beIN Sports
Liverpool welcome Joel Matip back in to the squad and the defender is expected to start his first game since December 11th after finally being given clearance by FIFA to play for his club following a dispute with the Cameroon FA.
Ragnar Klavan is the man most likely to make way as Dejan Lovren should keep his place at the back but Loris is set to replace Simon Mignolet between the sticks.
Jordan Henderson is expected to play despite still feeling discomfort from a heel injury while Nathaniel Clyne is a slight doubt after missing training earlier this week. Trent Alexander-Arnold is on stand by to fill in if he misses out.
Possible XI: Forster; Martinez, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez; Davis, Long, Redmond
Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Klavan, Lovren, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Coutinho, Firmino, Origi.
Jurgen Klopp will make it two EFL Cup finals in his first two seasons, as Liverpool’s attack comes alive to cruise through. Liverpool 4, Southampton 1.