Southampton vs Liverpool 12/02/2015 League Cup Quarter Final Preview, Odds & Predictions
Liverpool vs Southampton
Wednesday 2nd December 2015
The Line: Southampton Draw Liverpool See the Latest Odds
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Southampton will play host to Liverpool in the quarter final of the League Cup on Wednesday night. Two well matched teams going head to head here in a kncokout competition, this one should be a cracker. Liverpool have been rejuvenated under Jurgen Klopp, the reds are moving in the right direction up the table and are now just six points off top spot. With Christian Benteke. Firminho and Milner all playing well Liverpool look like a team that can compete for the Champions League places. This is a good opportunity for Liverpool to get to a semi final of a major competition and Klopp will be eager to give his side a chance of silverware.
The Saints though at home are no push over and Ronald Koeman's side are favourites going into this game. It depends on the team that starts but I actually think that Southampton are a decent side and with Pelle, Tadic , Mane and Long they have a front three/four that can definitely hurt Liverpool. Long was excellent against Manchester City in the absence of Pelle who was suspended but it may be in Koeman's interest to adapt a 4-4-2 tonight with Long playing off Pelle up top and Mane and Tadic on the wings. The Saints have a really solid team and they will be tough to break down. Southampton have lost two in a row but away to Manchester City and a home loss to Stoke in a game they dominated. I think that the Saints will really fancy their chances here and I can see Saint Mary's being packed and the atmosphere should be excellent.
While I appreciate that Liverpool are definitely improving and I think that they will continue their improvement under Klopp but this game might come too early for them. Missing Couthino through injury is a huge loss for Liverpool and at 8/5 at home I think Southampton are a great bet here. I'm going to take the Saints to get the win here in what should be a good game.