Puel targets away goals

By SFC Media Tue 24 Jan Liverpool vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Claude Puel says Southampton have no intention of simply trying to protect their one-goal advantage in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final with Liverpool.

Saints head to Anfield for tomorrow night’s decider, holding a slender 1-0 lead, but Puel believes there must still be an onus on his side to score.

"It’s an exciting game,” he said. “It's difficult, of course. We know this team. For the second leg, I would like another good result, with one goal more for example.

“It will be important to have strong spirit, quality, and to take our chances and to try to do a fantastic job.

"I think for the moment [the aggregate score] is not sufficient. It will be important to score away and to stay focused about our game – not just to think about the result or just defending.

“It's important to produce a strong game in defence, a strong game with the ball and to keep opportunities and to stay dangerous against this team. I think it will be a difficult game, but in football all is possible.”

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