Liverpool vs Southampton LIVE: FA Cup goals, latest score and updates as Lewis Koumas scores on debut

Liverpool return to the pitch tonight as they host Southampton within the FA Cup fifth spherical with the purpose of retaining their hopes of a quadruple alive. The Reds triumphed in a tantilising 1-0 win towards Chelsea in Sunday’s Carabao Cup last, although Jurgen Klopp needed to depend on a subs bench of youngsters, plus Virgil van Dijk, to get them over the road. With the squad nonetheless injury-stricken and a fast turnaround between these two matches Liverpool look susceptible towards Championship aspect Southampton.

The Saints, who’ve their sights set on promotion again to the Premier League, are well-placed to push for a spot within the Championship playoffs after a formidable first half to the season. They’re at the moment fourth within the second tier simply 5 factors off the automated promotion spots.

Observe all of the motion from Anfield beneath plus get the most recent FA Cup odds and suggestions proper right here:

Liverpool vs Southampton LIVE

  • Liverpool host Southampton within the FA Cup fifth spherical

  • Liverpool XI: Kelleher, Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, McConnell, Elliott, Clark, Bradley, Gakpo, Koumas

  • Southampton XI: Lumley, Bree, Stephens, Bendarek, Manning, Charles, Rothwell, Aribo, Edozie, Mara, Kamaldeen

  • Objective – Koumas scores on his Liverpool debut proper earlier than half-time (1-0)

Liverpool FC 1 – 0 Southampton FC

58’ – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

21:15 , Karl Matchett

Tsimikas is in house down the left however this time he can’t accumulate Clark’s cross, which is barely overhit.

Saints sub: Sulemana off, Adam Armstrong on. James Bree additionally changed, Kyle Walker-Peters on. Closing in on an hour of recreation time at Anfield now and it’s nonetheless simply the one-goal lead for the Premier League leaders.

54’ – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

21:11 , Karl Matchett

Bobby Clark, sensible. Cody Gakpo, horrible. A primary-time cross from the teen frees the Dutch worldwide within the field however his shot is atrocious, swiped off-target with a great deal of time to line up his effort.

One other poor outing so removed from Gakpo, who actually ought to be producing extra because the senior participant in that assault tonight.

52’ – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

21:08 , Karl Matchett

Saints play out once more, nearly lose the ball then handle to spark one other assault down the appropriate wing. Tsimikas this time comes throughout to dam and concede the nook however each time Southampton have the ball inside their very own field, it appears to be like prefer it may very well be 1-1 or 2-0. Excessive threat, excessive reward.

Bednarek flicks the ball over the bar from three yards – will get a really heavy toe on the ball as a substitute of only a slight stud. Saints actually having probabilities although.

48’ – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

21:06 , Karl Matchett

Sulemana on the again put up – ought to be 1-1. Udozie will get previous his man down the appropriate and crosses – Sulemana on the again put up places it straight onto the outstretched leg of Kelleher and it’s one other cease by the Irish stopper. Good contact by Konate too simply earlier than the ahead acquired his effort away.

46′ – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

21:03 , Karl Matchett

Half-time sub for Liverpool and it’s one centre-back for one more: Ibou Konate on for Van Dijk. Because the latter is captain and Trent Alexander-Arnold, injured, is vice-captain, it means a distinct title with the armband – Joe Gomez has taken it over for the second half.

On we go once more at Anfield.

HT – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

20:48 , Karl Matchett

And that’s the whistle immediately afterwards – the Reds are forward regardless of Saints’ wonderful begin. Ultimately the strain has advised by way of positional play, although it was solely Liverpool’s second shot on track of the half.

Kelleher has saved a few huge probabilities at one finish and Sulemana hit the put up earlier too.

GOAL! 44’ – Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

20:46 , Karl Matchett

Liverpool forward!

Clark fizzes a cross in to Koumas, he drifts in previous his man as soon as extra and shoots early – it flicks off the defender’s heel and rolls into the underside close to nook! Liverpool 1-0 up.

42’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:45 , Karl Matchett

Quansah’s interception sparks a counter and Bradley wins a nook.

Elliott traces up a shot and drills one on track from 25 yards – Lumley will get a hand to it to tip it extensive! First one between the sticks tonight for the hosts.

40’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:40 , Karl Matchett

Bradley having a little bit of a stretch after a slip, appears to be like somewhat uncomfortable operating.

Sulemana takes benefit of that to dash away behind Bradley, beats Quansah and shapes to shoot – Kelleher makes one other save, this another snug, all the way down to his left.

Into the ultimate 5 minutes of the half and the Reds haven’t but had a shot on track.

36’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:38 , Karl Matchett

Koumas twists his approach into the field, then again out of it. Tsimikas’ cross is blocked and Southampton break free, Mara dealing with up Van Dijk..and that’s not normally the good choice. The defender stands his floor and clears effectively.

32’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:35 , Karl Matchett

On the Saints bench, Russell Martin is trying animated. He’s acquired to be proud of the beginning they made, however Southampton did spurn a couple of probabilities and haven’t had a lot of the ball within the final 10-Quarter-hour.

About Quarter-hour till the break.

28’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:32 , Karl Matchett

Saints cross round Liverpool’s press and Sulemana beats Bradley down the left – however Quansah is in place for a second time within the final ten minutes to disclaim the winger. Good positioning from the centre-back.

Elliott then leads a counter for the Reds after a Saints nook and Clark traces up a shot – however slips as he does so and it wobbles extensive.

24’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:28 , Karl Matchett

The house aspect turning the screw now and Saints unable to essentially get out over the past 5 minutes.

Gakpo, Elliott and Bradley are retaining strain up fairly relentlessly by way of buildup play into the field, however there’s no clear path to purpose and Saints are defending effectively thus far.

20’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:22 , Karl Matchett

Rothwell’s flip to dip in from the flank, tackle his man and look to shoot – he’s off-balance although and skews his shot extensive.

Koumas then does likewise on the different finish of the pitch, drifting previous his man…till an enormous senior, meaty arm brushes him out the way in which. Stephens barges him to floor however in a superbly legitimate method, no penalty.

Gakpo is then performed in and he absolutely has to attain – he dallies on the flip and is tackled by a recovering defender.

16’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:18 , Karl Matchett

Gomez takes a contact and tees himself for a shot, urged on by the gang…and nearly clears the Anfield stands! Little bit of fun from Klopp on the touchline and Konate has his head in his fingers on the bench. Gomez, no profession targets. That’s why. He has been getting nearer this yr in equity however not that point!

Liverpool trying extra dominant about their play now, anyway. Bradley twice tries to burst into the field, one cross is blocked after which he fouls Manning.

Southampton being extraordinarily courageous (or dangerous, if that’s your perspective) in enjoying out from the again via a relentless Liverpool press.

12’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:16 , Karl Matchett

One other opening which sees Kelleher rush out and block Mara’s shot – then the ahead is flagged offside.

Gomez has been caught in possession a few instances in that function early on – wants a little bit of settling down and a bit extra tempo to his passing below this Southampton strain.

8’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:10 , Karl Matchett

Very busy begin to this recreation – Saints are ruffling some feathers and enjoying some very nice stuff. One surprising swap for Liverpool is Joe Gomez anchoring the bottom of midfield, Clark and McConnell forward of him. That leaves Elliott proper wing and Bradley right-back.

The Reds simply beginning to try to get their foot on the ball within the centre of the park now and cross their approach round Saints’ press.

4’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:08 , Karl Matchett

Almost scoring likelihood at one finish – woodwork on the different!

Tsimikas overlaps Gakpo down the left and Clark is ready centrally – however the Greek defender is simply offside and the possibility is gone.

Up the opposite finish, Sulemana is performed in on the left aspect of the field and side-foots at purpose, beats Kelleher…and strikes the surface of the put up! Nice effort simply astray.

One second later Mara robs McConnell of the ball and shoots low – huge Kelleher save to his proper this time!

1’ – Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

20:02 , Karl Matchett

Kick-off at Anfield…and the ball is within the web!

Sekou Mara runs via and buries his shot inside 20 seconds however he’s a great 5 yards offside. No person actually bothered to run with him – a reasonably clear name. Begin of intent from Saints although!

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

19:55 , Karl Matchett

A really youthful line-up for the Reds tonight at Anfield.

Quansah is 21 in defence, in midfield it’s two 19-year-olds in Clark and McConnell, then up high Bradley is 20 and Koumas is eighteen. It’s the truth is a senior debut for the latter, who begins on the flank in attacker.

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

19:45 , Karl Matchett

Path to the fifth spherical:

Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-0 away and Norwich 5-2 at dwelling.

Southampton beat Walsall 4-0 at dwelling, drew at Watford 1-1 and received the replay at dwelling 3-0.

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

19:40 , Karl Matchett

FA Cup full quarter-final draw

Wolves or Brighton vs Coventry Metropolis

Nottingham Forest or Manchester United vs Liverpool or Southampton

Chelsea or Leeds United vs Leicester Metropolis

Manchester Metropolis vs Newcastle United

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

19:36 , Karl Matchett

The draw has taken place for the FA Cup quarter-final – the winner from this recreation will head to the Metropolis Floor or Outdated Trafford.

Nottingham Forest or Manchester United vs Liverpool or Southampton

Wataru Endo’s Wembley masterclass completes fast redemption arc at Liverpool

19:18 , Karl Matchett

There have been two World Cup winners in the midst of the pitch at Wembley and two midfielders who price in extra of £100m, however one of the best one on the park was a £16m signing from Stuttgart.

As Liverpool slowly ran out of senior gamers and changed the legs of those that did begin however ran out of steam, the identical indefatigable presence continued to cowl the bottom, hold the Reds on the entrance foot and outshine, outrun or outfight anyone in blue he occurred to return throughout.

Wataru Endo’s first trophy in European soccer won’t be the most important one on provide, however it was actually merited and, together with matchwinner Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, the Japanese worldwide was arguably the most important cause for the Reds’ success within the Carabao Cup last.

Karl Matchett on the Reds’ midfield hero:

Endo’s Wembley masterclass completes fast redemption arc at Liverpool

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

19:10 , Karl Matchett

Jurgen Klopp has sprung to Chelsea’s defence by insisting they didn’t “bottle it” within the Carabao Cup last towards Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino’s group got here in for heavy criticism after shedding in additional time to a Liverpool aspect that includes the youngsters Bobby Clark, James McConnell and Jayden Danns and doing too little to win the sport after Klopp introduced on rookies.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville branded the massive spenders “blue billion-pound bottle jobs” however Klopp disagreed with that evaluation.

He drew on his personal expertise of being crushed in finals – together with his first three with Liverpool and the 2013 Champions League last with Borussia Dortmund – to face up for Chelsea.

Klopp defends Pochettino and Chelsea from Neville’s ‘bottle jobs’ tag

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

19:02 , Karl Matchett

Confirmed lineups for tonight are in!

Liverpool XI: Kelleher, Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, McConnell, Elliott, Clark, Bradley, Gakpo, Koumas

Southampton XI: Lumley, Bree, Stephens, Bendarek, Manning, Charles, Rothwell, Aribo, Edozie, Mara, Kamaldeen

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

18:55 , Karl Matchett

The FA Cup fifth spherical takes place this week – with an essential change to the foundations of the competitors.

The previous custom of drawn Cup ties being replayed nonetheless applies to the third and fourth rounds, however fifth-round replays have been scrapped in the course of the 2018-19 season as a part of a gradual slimming down of the event.

So each spherical from the fifth onwards might be determined by one tie, with extra-time and a penalty shootout obtainable to settle drawn video games.

The subject of FA Cup replays stays one in every of some controversy. For golf equipment taking part in European competitors after Christmas, the fixture congestion can turn into nearly unmanageable, notably on condition that Carabao Cup semi-finals are nonetheless performed over two midweek legs. Becoming in FA Cup replays could be a problem.

Extra right here on the scrapping of replays:

Are there replays within the FA Cup fifth spherical?

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

18:45 , Karl Matchett

Jurgen Klopp could have to start out with Liverpool’s Carabao Cup-winning youngsters to try to hold their quadruple bid going towards Southampton within the FA Cup.

Jayden Danns, who has by no means begun a first-team recreation, and James McConnell and Bobby Clark, who’ve solely began one every, all got here off the bench towards Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday, together with 20-year-old Jarell Quansah.

And with Ryan Gravenberch added to Liverpool’s prolonged damage checklist and Klopp admitting he may have “miracles” for others of his senior gamers to be obtainable on Wednesday, he may subject an inexperienced aspect at Anfield on Wednesday.

Staff information is up quickly – listed here are Klopp’s hints forward of kick-off.

Jurgen Klopp offers replace on Liverpool accidents forward of Southampton FA Cup tie

FPL GW27: Kelleher and 5 switch suggestions for gamers to signal this week

18:35 , Karl Matchett

After per week of Fantasy Premier League managers juggling their squads to account for groups not in motion and the Carabao Cup last, it’s again to the grind for gameweek 27 – which began after Monday night time soccer.

It’s a straight-up, everybody-plays-once gameweek this time round to make issues extra easy, although for bosses contemplating transfers, subsequent week once more sees two golf equipment face double gameweeks so our switch suggestions this time round have that in thoughts as effectively.

FPL GW27: Solanke and 5 switch suggestions for gamers to signal this week

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

18:25 , Karl Matchett

There are many instances when Jurgen Klopp scarcely has the texture of a 56-year-old: when he’s bounding about on the touchline or berating fourth officers, when he’s on the centre of celebrations with males many years his junior, when, final week after beating Luton, as his captain Virgil van Dijk smiled on benevolently, it was Klopp who turned to all discovered stands of Anfield to carry out his trademark fist pumps.

There are occasional different moments when maybe he does: when in November he realised his vitality was not countless and concluded this needed to be his last season at Liverpool or when he was pictured on the aircraft again from Wembley, dozing with the Carabao Cup in his arms; for the report, Klopp insists he solely had a sip of beer.

Wealthy Jolly on the Cup-winning boss:

‘Unimaginable’: Liverpool’s ‘unforgettable second’ makes Jurgen Klopp imagine

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

18:15 , Karl Matchett

Liverpool accomplished the opening leg of their quadruple try this season once they defeated Chelsea in extra-time within the EFL Cup last at Wembley. Subsequent on the agenda for Jurgen Klopp’s aspect is the FA Cup and a fifth spherical tie towards Southampton on Wednesday night (8pm, ITV1).

The Merseyside membership defeated Arsenal 2-0 on the Emirates Stadium after which blew Norwich away 5-2 at Anfield to succeed in this stage of the competitors. With a house draw towards a Championship membership, they may fancy their possibilities of reserving a spot within the final eight.

Liverpool are second favourites within the FA Cup odds for the trophy this season. The eight time winners final lifted the FA Cup in 2022 once they beat Chelsea on penalties within the last.

Listed here are the most recent odds and pre-match suggestions:

Liverpool vs Southampton predictions: FA Cup betting suggestions, odds and free bets

Liverpool vs Southampton – LIVE

18:05 , Karl Matchett

Liverpool will look to maintain their faint hopes of a quadruple alive once they host Southampton within the FA Cup fifth spherical on Wednesday.

Contemporary off their dramatic 1-0 win towards Chelsea in Sunday’s Carabao Cup last, Jurgen Klopp’s injury-stricken aspect face a fast turnaround earlier than their newest cup conflict towards Championship aspect Southampton.

The Saints, seeking to bounce straight again to the Premier League after final yr’s relegation, are well-poised for a playoff push after a formidable begin to the season.

Russell Martin’s aspect, although, have misplaced three of their final 4 league video games, together with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at dwelling towards relegation-threatened Millwall.

Right here’s every part you have to know.

Is Liverpool vs Southampton on TV? Channel, kick-off time and methods to watch

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