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Fulll time: Southampton 1-6 Liverpool

Liverpool's rebirth under Jurgen Klopp continues with a stunning win over Southampton. Divock Origi struck three times to putt he Reds into a northern top heavy League Cup semi-final. Southampton were torn to shreds at times.

Well that is all the time we have for on this live text. We have live coverage of the draw on the other side, but until next time goodbye.

Goal: Southampton 1-6 Liverpool (Divock Origi)

On the night that Daniel Sturridge announced his comeback, he has been firmly upstaged by Divock Origi who will be claiming a hat-trick at St Mary's. Brad Smith crosses from the left and Origi gets the wrong side of Van Dijk and crushes a header into the corner.

Jordan Henderson on for Liverpool as his comeback from injury continues and he is followed by Brad Smith as Jurgen Klopp bloods another youngster. A trophy in his first season? The German is seriously impressing in his first two months at the club.

Goal: Southampton 1-5 Liverpool (Jordon Ibe)

Some picture book goals tonight from Liverpool and one of the best from Jordon Ibe. Alberto Moreno crosses from the left and Ibe brings it down and smashes into the corner. Southampton being swept aside here.

Goal: Southampton 1-4 Liverpool (Divock Origi)

If there is any doubt over Origi's first, then there is little about the second. Jordon Ibe drifts inside, slips a ball through to Origi to latches onto it and lashes the ball past Stekelenburg. bar a stunning late comeback, Liverpool are going into the last four.

Van Dijk's effort hits the wall. Liverpool have negotiated the first quarter of the second half. Southampton need some inspiration quickly.

Emre Can booked for a foul on Mane and he will miss the game at Newcastle United on Sunday. Meanwhile, free-kick for Southampton...

Double change for Southampton as James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long replace Cedric and Jordy Classy. Long is straight into the action but only heads wide from a cross from the left.

Daniel Sturridge last 59 minutes before making way for Jordon Ibe. Liverpool look comfortable it must be said despite playing second fiddle in this second half.

Half chance for Mane, who goes through but sees Randall block his right-footed effort. Improved from Southampton in the second half but they are not scything through Liverpool like they did in the first 45 minutes.

Liverpool's third goal is now being given to Divock Origi after replays show he did get a feather on that Alberto Moreno goalbound drive. For what it is worth, don't think it effected Martin Skelenburg's view of the effort as the ball went under him. No offside either.

Southampton need a quick reply here to stand any chance and they test Adam Bogdan for the first time since the early moments of the first half. Graziano Pelle latches onto a through ball but Bogdan gathers at the near post.

Teams back out for the second half at St Mary's and the game is back under way.

Half time: Southampton 1-3 Liverpool

Thrilling first half at St Mary's. Southampton ahead after 45 seconds via Sadio Mane's header, but Liverpool have hit back to put one foot in the semi-finals. Daniel Sturridge has struck twice and Alberto Moreno has put the cherry on top with a stoppage time third. Ronald Koeman's side need a comeback of their own to reach the last four.

Goal: Southampton 1-3 Liverpool (Alberto Moreno)

Into stoppage time in the first half but Liverpool have now put daylight between themselves and Southampton. A corner is only cleared as far as Moreno who drills goalwards and though Divock Origi flirts with the idea of touching it on, the Spaniard's effort flies beyond Stekelenburg - who wants offside. Fantastic turnaround.

Hard not to wax lyrical over not only the two goals in as many minutes from Daniel Sturridge, but the pass for the second goal from Emre Can. The German cuts inside onto his right foot and produces a gorgeous pass with the outside of the boot with finds Sturridge in behind. It has been a stunning start from Liverpool and their decent away form continues.

Goal: Southampton 1-2 Liverpool (Daniel Sturridge)

Two chances, two goals for Daniel Sturridge on just his second start since August. Emre Can is the architect this time with a delicious pass over the Southampton defence and Sturridge needs just one touch to place through Stekelenburg, who got a hand on the effort but couldnt keep it out.

Goal: Southampton 1-1 Liverpool (Daniel Sturridge)

Take a bow Daniel Sturridge. Joe Allen lofts a ball through to the England forward who initially miss controls it but as the Southampton defence backs off he shifts the ball onto his left foot and fires unerringly into the corner beyond Stekelenberg.

It is all Southampton in the opening quarter of an hour at St Mary's, with little to get excited about if you are a Liverpool fan. Mane and Tadic in particular are causing all sorts of problems for the visitors, who have not been able to get the returning Daniel Sturridge into the game as yet.

Connor Randall booked for a foul on Dusan Tadic. The Liverpool youngster has been targeted somewhat during this opening 10 minutes.

Southampton almost repeat the trick for the second time inside the opening five minutes. Pelle with the cross this time, which Wanyama meets with a late run but Bogdan makes the easiest of saves.

Goal: Southampton 1-0 Liverpool (Sadio Mane)

Just forty seconds on the clock and the home side take a dramatic lead. Tadic pulls the ball back to Bertrand, who beats Can down the left before crossing for Sadio Mane, who gets in front of Alberto Moreno and buries a header past Bogdan. Dream start for Southampton.

Under way at St Mary's

Players out at St Mary's. Liverpool playing in their all black strip. It's a sell out at St Mary's tonight and the pick of the quarter-final ties should be a cracker.

Southampton have naturally played stylish football throughout the campaign but the results have not been as forthcoming this term. The Saints are 10th after 14 games, with the loss of Toby Alerweireld proving decisive. Graziano Pelle and Saido Mane are however hitting it off in attack and reunited in attack this evening they provide the primary threat to Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp has lost one of his opening 10 games in charge of Liverpool and tonight is another test of that impressive record. The German's side has been particularly effective on the road where they have already beaten Chelsea and Manchester City - last season's top two in the Premier League. No Firmino tonight but in Sturridge and the returning Adam Lallana there is plenty of reason for encouragement.

We play to a finish at St Mary's tonight so extra time and penalties can be played until we get a winner on the south coast. Those seeking an early night will be upset to hear these two played out a tight draw earlier in the season, with Christian Benteke's header being canceled out by Saido Mane's late tap in.

Five changes made by Ronald Koeman from the loss to Manchester City. Graziano Pelle in back to lead the attack, while there are also recalls for Dusan Tadic and Jordi Clasie. Steven Caulker as expected replaces Jose Fonte.

For Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has made seven changes as he looks to take one step towards winning a first trophy as Reds boss. Connor Randall is back from injury, Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen are partnered in midfield while Daniel Sturridge makes his first start since early October.


Southampton: Stekelenburg, Cédric, van Dijk, Caulker, Bertrand; Davis, Clasie, Wanyama; Mané, Tadić, Pellè

Liverpool: Bogdan, Randall, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Lucas, Allen, Lallana, Origi, Sturridge.

Teams are set to be confirmed within the next 10 minutes but let's take a look at what we already know about how both sides will line up.

Southampton are without captain Jose Fonte, with QPR loanee Steven Caulker set to deputise in his place.

Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge could both feature from the start, the former after a hamstring injury. Jordan Henderson could also start for the first time under Jurgen Klopp while Adam Bogdan will continue his run in goal in the League Cup.

Three down, one to go in the Capital One Cup as Southampton and Liverpool fight it out for the final berth in the semi-finals. Manchester City, Stoke City and Everton cruised into the last four on Tuesday, but expect a closer encounter tonight as two sides separated by just three points in the Premier League collide on the south coast. Southampton under Ronald Koeman have tread water this season while Liverpool are flourishing under Jurgen Klopp. It could be a dramatic night either way. Teams news is imminent.