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Disappointment at Anfield as Southampton condemn Liverpool out of EFL Cup

Disappointment at Anfield as Southampton condemn Liverpool out of EFL Cup

It was an unforgettable night at Anfield as Southampton bundled Liverpool out of the EFL Cup on Wednesday, January 25.

Disappointment at Anfield as Southampton condemn Liverpool out of EFL Cup

Liverpool defenders shield the ball for their goalkeeper

The Saints sealed their 2 – 0 aggregate win over the Reds with another 1 - 0 win having won the first leg with a lone goal at St. Mary’s.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s credentials were brought to question as his side failed to live up to expectations in the semi-final, with the Saints deservedly winning the fixture.

“I’m disappointed, there’s big disappointment,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

“First of all, big congratulations to Southampton – they won both legs so deserve to go to the final, but I think especially in the game tonight we could have won [the tie], that’s why I am disappointed.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager however blamed the weather condition for his side’s woes but admitted their opponents deserved to qualify for the final.

“First half, it was difficult – the wind was really strange, it was difficult to handle. You saw one or two balls when the ball stopped in a moment when nobody knew about it. That was difficult for a football-playing side.

“We know what we want to do, we know what we have to do and we know about the football we want to play, so that’s all good.

“There are times it didn’t happen, but tonight it was a really good performance in difficult circumstances.

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“I said a few times when I came here about the wind and everybody was laughing, but today was really difficult, really difficult to play football with this wind,” he concluded.

Hull City host Manchester United in the second semi-final to be played on Thursday, January 26, with the Red Devils coming into the fixture with a 2 – 0 lead from the first leg.

The winner will face Southampton in the final to be played at Wembly.

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