Date: 12th January 2017 at 10:12am
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Nathan Redmond’s first goal since October secured Southampton a deserved 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

Jay Rodriguez pounced on a Ragnar Klavan error to feed the England Under-21 international, who finished calmly past the on-rushing Loris Karius to give Claude Puel’s side the lead.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will have his goalkeeper to thank for keeping them in the game, and indeed the tie, following a string of fine saves, including twice denying Redmond in the opening period.

The Saints forward also hit the bar in the second half as the home side looked to double their advantage, but they’ll be satisfied to take a lead to Anfield in two weeks’ time after a much-improved performance.

Puel’s men will be happy with the win but disappointed not to scored more, while the Reds will rue a poor display at St Mary’s on Wednesday night, yet be pretty satisfied to be only one goal down.

Unsurprisingly, many supporters took to Twitter after the game to express their views on yesterday’s proceedings, with several Southampton fans delighted with their team’s efforts against Klopp’s men…

Some Saints fans picked out the match-winner Redmond and centre-back Maya Yoshida for particular praise…

Yet some are concerned that they will rue those many missed chances when they go to Anfield on January 25…

Many Liverpool fans admitted that their side were fortunate to still be in the tie after a really disappointing performance…

Yet some are convinced that Klopp’s men will be better at Anfield in a fortnight’s time and thus do enough to reach the final…

 
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