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“What a difference a month makes” – Fans react to Liverpool’s League Cup loss to Southampton

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A late strike from Shane Long consigned Liverpool to a 2-0 aggregate defeat to Southampton in the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night.

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (0-2 on aggregate)

League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg, Anfield
January 25, 2017

Goals: Long 90+1′

Having already suffered a 1-0 loss at St. Mary’s in the first leg of their semi-final, Liverpool needed to produce a strong performance on home turf in order to reach their third final in a year.

But while Emre Can, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho all came close, and Divock Origi had a late penalty call waved away, it wasn’t to be for Jurgen Klopp‘s side.

With Southampton regularly threatening on the break, it took a decisive effort from Long to seal the result for the away side in the closing stages, with Claude Puel set to lead the Saints to Wembley.

For the Reds, this serves as yet another disappointment in a turgid 2017, with Klopp now having overseen just one win in seven games since the turn of the year, and that being away to League Two outfit Plymouth Argyle.

Here’s how supporters reacted to Liverpool’s 1-0 loss at home to Southampton in Wednesday night’s League Cup semi-final second leg.


Some were surprised by the inclusion of Can…

“Can must be teacher’s pet…He doesn’t deserve to start after his last couple of performances.”
Raymond Dann on Facebook.

“Need a big game from them, especially Can. Can’t understand him breaking the midfield trio that started the season so well.”
robbiemcc62 in the comments section.


James Milner endured a particularly sloppy start…

“Milner’s touch has been poor for awhile, and I hate to say anything slightly bad about him with the professionalism he’s shown.”
StrongINTheAir on the forums.


Southampton began to target Liverpool’s right-hand side…


Can went close as Forster spilled his strike onto the line…

“Not our night.”
Dark Metal on the forums.


Before Sturridge scooped the ball over from point-blank range…

“Much better, but no more profligacy, please. Sturridge had plenty of time on that chance…”
NorseDweller in the comments section.


This proved the story of the night as Liverpool crashed out of the cup…

“We seem to be in a collective fug of tippy tappy, nicey nicey football.
Yes we miss Mane, but the players that we have available, should be able to cope.”
BhupendraS on the forums.

“1 win in 7 and barely scored a goal. It’s official, we’ve completely lost it.
Mark Peers on Facebook.

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