Nathan Redmond is well aware of the task still at hand, despite Southampton’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg victory against Liverpool.
Redmond, who netted the only goal in a 1-0 win against the Reds at St Mary’s, says Saints still have a lot of work to do if they are to reach Wembley.
But, buoyed by the result on Wednesday night, the England Under-21 international remains confident of doing just that.
“It’s going to be very tough at Anfield. I’m sure there will be a fantastic atmosphere on the night,” said Redmond.
“But we’ve given ourselves a little bit of a lift and a good chance.
“It’ll be a great occasion for the lads, but also for the club and the fans as well.
“We’re looking forward to it, but we know we’ve got a tough job still to do.”
Redmond will also have been lifted by his first goal since October, adding: “It’s been a while since I score. I could have maybe had three or four, but I’m working hard to be more clinical.
“The manager said to me that he’s happy to see me in those positions to score and it will come.
“On another day I could’ve had a hat-trick, but I’m happy to get the goal and the win.”