Ward-Prowse: Wednesday is ‘massive’

By SFC Media Mon 23 Jan Liverpool vs Saints
Photo by Naomi Baker | James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse is looking forward to Southampton’s midweek trip up to Merseyside for the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

Saints hold a 1-0 lead going into the second game of the tie, and Ward-Prowse was part of the Saints team that gave themselves a further timely boost with a win over Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday.

With the team potentially just 90 minutes away from a trip to Wembley, Ward-Prowse says the hard work is already under way to ensure that Saints finish the job.

“It’s going to be a great night,” he said.

“It’s obviously a massive game for the club and we have to make sure that we’re ready.

“We all spoke about how we want to play at Wembley and enjoy that, so we’ve got to make sure that we get there now.”

Ward-Prowse will go into that match buoyed by his second goal of the season in the win over Leicester.

He was also one of two Southampton players who scored that are eligible for an England call-up, and the midfielder was pleased to put in another good performance in front of watching Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate over the weekend.

“It’s good to play when he’s watching,” said Ward-Prowse.

“He was a great manager for me in the youth with the England Under-21s and hopefully if I can play well here then hopefully one day that call will come.”

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