Saints stun Liverpool

January 12, 2017
Southampton's Nathan Redmond celebrates after scoring during the English League Cup semi-final first leg match against Liverpool at St. Mary's stadium in Southampton yesterday.



Liverpool endured more cup frustration when Southampton won the first leg of their League Cup semi-final 1-0 yesterday.

Nathan Redmond capitalised on a mistake by Ragnar Klavan to score the only goal in the 20th minute and Southampton could rue not building a stronger lead to take to Anfield in two weeks' time.

"I should have had four today, on another day they might go in," Redmond told broadcaster Sky Sports.

Liverpool are competing for silverware on three fronts domestically in Juergen Klopp's first full season in charge, with Liverpool second in the Premier League and pursuing a first English title since 1990. Klopp guided Liverpool to the final last year but lost to Manchester City.

Southampton, who ended a four-match winless run, are in the last four of a major competition for the first time since 2003.

Liverpool were struggling against a Premier League rival - unlike on Sunday, when fourth-tier side Plymouth drew 0-0 at Anfield in the FA Cup to force a replay.

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