Confirmed – Liverpool XI Formation vs Southampton

Liverpool will collide against the Saints in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi final tonight. Southampton defeated the Reds 1-0 at St. Mary’s in the first leg. Can the Merseysiders turn the tie around?
Jurgen Klopp’s men have failed to score against Puel’s team in two games this season and they need to step up big time to qualify for the final.
As far as the team news is concerned, Karius was fantastic in the first leg and starts ahead of Mignolet tonigh. Joel Matip has returned to the starting XI and he will partner Dejan Lovren in the central defense.
Nathaniel Clyne is once again out due to a rib concern and in his absence, young Trent Alexander-Arnold starts in the right back position. Lallana has moved back into the midfield and he will partner Can and Henderson in the center of the park.
Sturridge gets the nod ahead of Origi to start with Coutinho and Firmino in the attack. Here is Liverpool’s confirmed XI formation vs the Saints.

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  1. Avatar IAN says:

    I do not understand what I am seeing at all. Almost halftime and still no score. Add to that, Southampton have had the better chances and really should be ahead. There has been entirely too little from Liverpool’s front men. It took 18+ minutes before I even heard Firmino’s name! I know Coutinho has one great shot in him but he does not need to keep shooting from 25+ yards out. The left side of defense has been a concern with them being exposed all too often. Liverpool have 45 minutes to turn the game around.

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