Saints v LIV Match Centre
#MarchToWembley: Saints 1-0 Liverpool
Relive Southampton's #MarchToWembley with the first leg of the semi-final tie against Liverpool at St Mary's.
We need more clean sheets, says Romeu
Oriol Romeu on getting back to Southampton's solid defensive foundations.
Stat Pack: Burnley vs Saints
The key statistics ahead of Southampton's trip to face Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor.
Gallery: Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
Take a look at the best images from Southampton's EFL Cup win over Liverpool.
Romeu: We'll give it everything at Anfield
Oriol Romeu reacts to Southampton's 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Video: Romeu on first-leg win
Watch as Oriol Romeu reflects on Southampton's 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Highlights: Saints 1-0 Liverpool
Watch the highlights from the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final.
90 in 90: Saints 1-0 Liverpool
Watch our 90-second highlights from the 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Redmond improving, says Puel
Southampton manager Claude Puel says match-winner Nathan Redmond has a striker’s mentality following his strike against Liverpool.
Puel pleased with clean sheet
Claude Puel felt it was important that Southampton kept Liverpool out to record their first clean sheet in six games.
Redmond: It'll be a great occasion
Nathan Redmond says Southampton can head to Anfield for the second leg full of confidence.
Video: Puel on win over Liverpool
Watch Claude Puel react to Southampton's 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Video: Redmond on win over Reds
Watch Nathan Redmond reflect on Southampton's 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Puel praises Saints' performance
Claude Puel delighted with the victory against Liverpool at St Mary's.
Redmond delighted with first-leg success
Nathan Redmond reflects on a vital first-leg victory against Liverpool at St Mary's.
Saints beat Reds to boost Wembley hopes
Read our report from Southampton's 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final.
Davis: Fans can play a huge role
Steven Davis on the importance of the Saints crowd in the EFL Cup semi-final.
Preparing for tomorrow's semi-final with optimism #EFLCup #saintsfc https://t.co/b0p93NT4XR
Video: Davis previews Liverpool
Watch Steven Davis preview the EFL Cup semi-final.
Davis: We're desperate for a final
Steven Davis looks ahead to the EFL Cup semi-final.
Opposition View: Klopp on Saints clash
Read the views of Jürgen Klopp ahead of the EFL Cup clash with Southampton.
Saints v LIV As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints win 1-0 thanks to Nathan Redmond's strike
- Redmond almost gets another inside the final ten minutes
- Liverpool introduce Coutinho to try and turn the game around
- Intense battle between Van Dijk and Sturridge
First leg lead
Read how Saints took advantage in their EFL Cup semi-final tie with Liverpool in our report.21.56
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool21.36
Sturridge fires wide
Last chance of the evening from the visitors goes wide of the left post.
Lovren makes the challenge
The Croat slide sin on Ward-Prowse to deny a break forward.
The Saints 'keeper pounces on a Liverpool cross and allows some breathing space for the hosts late on.
Coutinho off target
It's another wayward effort from the visitors, with this one clearing the bar and ending up in the away section of the ground.
Four minutes added on
Time allocated for stoppages at the end of the game.
Loose from Coutinho
The Brazilian tries to split the Saints defence, but his pass rolls harmlessly out of play.
Karius out to clear
The goalkeeper vacates his area to sweep up the threat from Long running in behind
Over from Sturridge
The striker robs Højbjerg of the ball and then blazes a shot well over the crossbar from outside the area
Off the bar!
Substitute Long has an immediate impact as he sprints into the are to tee up Redmond, whose chip comes back off the bar and is cleared by the Liverpool defence.
Liverpool substitution: Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Steven Davis
Final two changes of the night for the hosts.
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jay Rodriguez
Yellow Card for Jay Rodriguez (Southampton)
Wide from Rodriguez
The striker lets the ball drop in his path outside of the area, but he arrows a strike wide of the left post.
Coutinho blazes over
The substitute collects Clyne's pass in midfield and smashes a rising shot over the crossbar.
Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Jordy Clasie
First change for the hosts.
Neat from the hosts again
Great flick from Rodriguez sets Bertrand into the area where the full back's cross is partially cleared. Clasie attempts a follow up but can't connect properly.
Cédric fires wide
The full back races on to Redmond's pass on the right side and carries on into the area for a shot which goes into the side-netting.
Romeu almost finds a gap
The midfielder charges down an attempted clearance and the defelction off Romeu loops up and into the grateful arms of Karius.
Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)
The Serbian goes into the book for dissent
Liverpool substitution: Philippe Coutinho replaces Georginio Wijnaldum
First change of the evening for the visitors.
Firmino goes for goal
A low shot from distance is gathered by Forster
Sturridge looks for spot kick
The striker goes down easily under a challenge from Van Dijk in a battle that continues to rumble on. Correctly no penalty is given.
Van Dijk flies down the left
The skipper takes control to carry the ball down the touchline and into the area, where his cross/shot is gathered by Karius.
Saints on the charge
Rodriguez and Tadić lead the break as the hosts turn up the pressure, but Liverpool manage to clear their lines inside the area.
Tadić takes aim
Steven Davis tees up Dušan Tadić to take a shot at goal forma free-kick, but his effort is deflected over off James Milner's head.
Match back under way
The visitors resume the action with kick-off.
Teams back out
Both teams return to the pitch with no changes on either side.
Half time analysis
Saints lead in the tie thanks to Nathan Redmond's well-taken effort on 20 minutes. It's been a strong opening half for the hosts who deservedly lead at the break.
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
One minute added on
An additional minute for stoppages to be played at the end of the first half.
It's a great save from Karius! The Liverpool man springs into action to push away Redmond's goal-bound effort on the line.
Karius makes a save
The Liverpool stopper gathers a Steven Davis cross with a few Saints players rushing in to meet it
The visitors are seeing plenty of the ball in midfield, but haven't turned that into clear opportunities so far.
Clasie goes for goal
Jordy Clasie takes aim with a volley from distance after chesting the ball into his own path and firing towards goal, but Karius is behind it.
Neat from Saints
Tadić and Cédric combine well down the right flank before a strong challenge sees the move break down.
The moment Nathan Redmond fired Saints in front in the tie.
The Saints 'keeper is quick off his line to thwart an opening for Firmino inside the area.
The goal arrives just in time for a minute's applause for Jack Dowding, a 20 year-old Saints supporter who recently passed away.
The frontman keeps his cool one-on-one from Rodriguez's fine pass to open the scoring.
Nathan Redmond (20’) | Southampton 1 – 0 Liverpool
Best opportunity for Saints so far. Redmond denied by a low save from Karius after a swift break forward from the hosts.
Chance for Firmino
The Brazilian receives the nod down from Lallana and fires in a fierce strike which Forster pushes behind for a corner.
Tadić tester for Karius
The Serbian bends in a cross from the right which the Liverpool stopper collects. Saints yet to really work the 'keeper.
Van Dijk-Sturridge battle continues
The key battle so far has centred on the Saints captain keeping the Liverpool frontman quiet
Concern for Van Dijk
The Saints defender takes a knock in a challenge with Sturridge, but is now back in action.
Clyne goes for goal
The former Saints man tries an ambitious shot from range which is blocked inside the hosts' half.
Cédric makes the challenge
The Portuguese defender makes a block on Emre Can at the near post to win a goal kick
Saints take tick-off
The hosts get the game under way at St Mary's.19.45
Teams are out
Saints and Liverpool take to the pitch at St Mary's ahead of kick-off.19.41
IT'S AN EXCITING GAME AGAINST GREAT PLAYERS. I THINK LIVERPOOL ARE FAVOURITES, BUT WE CAN PRODUCE A GOOD FIRST LEG.CLAUDE PUELMANAGER
FA Youth Cup update
It's now 1-1 in tonight's FA Youth Cup tie at the DW Stadium. Jonathan Afolabi has drawn Southampton level against Wigan Athletic in the 21st minute.19.25
Bertrand previews Liverpool clash
Ryan Bertrand looks ahead to tonight's EFL Cup clash with Liverpool at St Mary's.18.51
Liverpool team news
Starting XI: Karius, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge
Subs: Mignolet (GK), Gomez, Moreno, Stewart, Coutinho, Woodburn, Origi18.36
Southampton team announced
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Van Dijk (c), Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Clasie, Tadić, Redmond, Rodriguez
Subs: Lewis (GK), Stephens, Long, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, McQueen, Sims.18.36
Players meet the fans
Watch footage of the Saints players and staff meeting supporters before making their way into St Mary's.18.27
Jordy Clasie stars in SAINTS
Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie features in tonight's issue of SAINTS magazine. Not at the game? Order a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk13.59
The Inside Track
Get the lowdown on tonight's opponents with insight from Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce. Read the article here13.55
Davis discusses cup clash
Southampton midfielder Steven Davis previews the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final tie with Liverpool.13.51
Saints get ready for Liverpool
Watch footage from training at Staplewood Campus, where the Southampton squad prepared for this evening's contest.13.48
ARE WE FAVOURITES AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON? WHOEVER SAYS THIS HAS NOT A REAL IDEA ABOUT CUP COMPETITIONS.JÜRGEN KLOPPLIVERPOOL MANAGER
THIS FIRST GAME AT HOME IS VERY IMPORTANT, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT A GOOD RESULT WILL BE, BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SECOND GAME.CLAUDE PUELSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
Puel previews Liverpool tie
Southampton manager Claude Puel gave his thoughts ahead of tonight's EFL Cup semi-final, first leg match at St Mary's.13.41
Saints v LIV Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk (C)
Steven DavisJames Ward-Prowse (82′)
Jordy ClasiePierre-Emile Højbjerg (73′)
Jay RodriguezShane Long (82′)
Loris Karius (GK)
James Milner (C)
Georginio WijnaldumPhilippe Coutinho (61′)
Roberto FirminoDivock Origi (83′)
Saints v LIV Match Stats
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