Southampton hold a slender advantage in the EFL Cup semi-final after a fully deserved first-leg victory over Liverpool at St Mary’s.

Southampton hold a slender advantage in the EFL Cup semi-final after a fully deserved first-leg victory over Liverpool at St Mary's

Southampton hold a slender advantage in the EFL Cup semi-final after a fully deserved first-leg victory over Liverpool at St Mary’s Nathan Redmond’s cool finish from Jay Rodriguez’s pass gave Saints a crucial lead to take to Anfield on 25 January – but Southampton can count themselves unlucky not to be in complete control of this battle for a place at Wembley. Liverpool’s much-criticised goalkeeper Loris Karius was one of very few in Jurgen Klopp’s side to distinguish himself amid a shocking performance, making two fine first-half saves from goalscorer…

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