Liverpool vs Southampton, EFL Cup semi-final

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Fernando Llorente scored twice as Swansea stunned title-chasing Liverpool 3-2 on Saturday, climbing off the bottom with a first Premier League win at Anfield.

Their lone win came on December 2nd 2015, in the English Football League cup when the Reds demolished the Saints on their soil with a huge 6 - 1 win.

The 3-2 loss was the latest disappointing result in a hard January that has seen them pick up just two points from three Premier League games, lose 1-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final and take two games to beat League Two Plymouth.

After a late substitute appearance in the 3-2 defeat to Swansea and an hour for the under-23s on Sunday, Matip is set to start against Southampton as Liverpool seek to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal.

The Reds were beaten 1-0 in the first leg at St Mary's Stadium on January 11, but are confident about turning that score around and secure a place in the final at Wembley. Chelsea took full points against Hull City while Arsenal were the only other team in the top four to take three points, leapfrogging themselves into the second spot for the time being.

He denies Liverpool's slump in form has anything to do with the absence of Joël Matip - "we are a big club, it is not allowed to say you miss one player" - and feels in any case that his side needs to defend better as a team.

18-year old Trent Alexander-Arnold has been put on standby by Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool's EFL cup semi-final 2nd leg against Southampton on Wednesday at Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo . The chase for silverware couldn't simply be ignored, even had Liverpool won the recent league points they've squandered. "The first step is to beat Southampton", he said.

Southampton could be without key defender Virgil van Dijk (ankle). "In this game they had chances to do it more clearly". City hit back with a deflected Fernandinho effort before second half goals from De Bruyne and Aguero completed the comeback and sent them to Wembley. It seems unlikely they can make it three games without conceding, but it is also doubtful that Liverpool's porous defence can't be breached at some stage. This should leave plenty of room for the Red Devils to create some counter attacks and potentially score some easy goals.

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