LIVERPOOL cost one or two punters on Sunday but can make amends tonight.
Jurgen Klopp fielded the Reds’ youngest ever side and paid the penalty as they were held 0-0 by Plymouth in the FA Cup.
All the big guns will be back – barring Sadio Mane who is at the Africa Nations – for the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Southampton and I don’t see the visitors losing.
Saints have gone off the boil and made it four games without a victory as they were held by Norwich at the weekend.
The sides drew 0-0 at St Mary’s in the league but Claude Puel’s men have been leaking goals with 11 conceded in their last four.
In last season’s League Cup the Reds won 6-1 away and that will be on the home side’s minds. In fact Klopp has a 100 per cent away record in this tournament – four wins out of four.
Daniel Sturridge was thrown on against Plymouth in a bid to save the tie but missed a couple of chances. He is 5-1 first-scorer favourite but I’m siding with ex-Saint Adam Lallana at 9-1 with Paddy Power and 3-1 anytime with McBookie.
Lallana’s been of Klopp’s best performers and has hit 10 goals but missed the return to St Mary’s in November.
Virgil van Dijk has netted first in two of Saints’ last three games – a home defeat to Spurs and the draw at Norwich – and is 28-1 at BetBright to do so again.
Lallana to score
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