Southampton - Liverpool

Southampton
Liverpool
20:45 CET
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EFL Cup
1-0 Redmond

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FT | Jurgen Klopp's men were poor this evening and will have to play a lot better in the second leg to have any hope of reaching the EFL Cup final.

'90+2 | Coutinho is allowed to cut in from the right and he fires an effort towards the target. However, his strike sails harmlessly over the bar.

'86 | Sturridge collects 25 yards from goal and he lines up a strike towards the net, but can only fire his effort over the bar.

'85 | CROSSBAR | An error by Lucas allows Long to race into the area from the left. The forward picks out Redmond with a lovely ball to the far post where the winger sees his clipped effort bounce back off the crossbar.

'79 | Clyne raids down the right flank and cuts the ball back to Coutinho. He takes the shot on first time, but can only blaze his effort over the bar.

'72 | A wonderful backheel from Rodriguez sends Bertrand rampaging into the left side of the area. He looks for the cut back but a Liverpool leg denies Davis the chance.

'67 | First chance for Coutinho to shine. The Brazilian shimmies past two and gets to the left byline but can't quite dig out a cross. Corner.

'59 | The Saints continue to find space in the final third and Davis pokes the ball forward for Tadic to race on to, but Karius wins the race to gather inside the box.

'54 | Liverpool probe but eventually Milner's curling cross is nodded away by the imperious van Dijk.

'49 | Cedric surges forward and then wins a tussle with Milner to earn a free kick in a dangerous position just outside the area.

HT | Redmond has given the hosts the advantage. It's been a game of few chances with Karius making two super saves to deny Redmond more goals.

'44 | Southampton carve Liverpool apart on the left through Bertrand and Tadic. It's rolled back for Redmond who sees his thumping shot brilliantly kept out by Karius.

'34 | Cedric and Lucas are at it again down the right flank at the opposite end of the pitch this time. The Brazilian catches the defender on his follow through, but the referee waves play on, much to the fury of the home supporters.

 '27 | The Reds break forward with pace and Lallana performs a clever bit of skill on the edge of the box to pick out Milner's run in the inside left channel. He shoots first time when he receives the ball, but Cedric is back to make the block.

'21 | GOAL! | Southampton - Liverpool 1-0. Redmond! A minute after missing a decent chance Redmond fires the ball past Karius, capitalising on a shocking error from Klavan. The defender missed his kick from Tadic's throughball, and Rodriguez was able to play in his team-mate before he held his nerve to find the net.

'20 | Southampton cut the Reds open down the right as Cedric surges forward. His cross evades Davis by a fraction, but Redmond collects at the back post. He takes a touch to get the ball on to his right foot, only for Karius to make a smart stop with his leg.

'19 | Lallana knocks a deep cross back into the path of Firmino and the Brazilian unleashes a powerful strike at goal. Forster reads the danger and turns the effort with a fine reaction save to keep the scores level.

'16 | The Reds test the home side's defence with a series of crosses into the box, but the Saints hold firm to clear the danger away from the penalty area.

'8 | Liverpool press through Clyne, who is afforded space and time on the edge of the box. He shoots with power, but this time Romeu makes the block to stop the shot reaching goal.

'5 | Redmond sends a low ball into the box from the right flank and the ball deflects off the heel of Lovren to bounce towards goal. However, Karius is alert and makes the stop with ease.

KICK-OFF | We're underway at St Mary's Stadium.

XI Southampton |  Forster; Cedric, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Clasie, Romeu, Davis; Tadic, Rodriguez, Redmond.

XI Liverpool | Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum; Lallana, Sturridge, Firmino.