“We Could Have Lost By More” – Klopp
Jurgen Klopp admitted his Liverpool side were lucky to have escaped with a 1-0 defeat at Southampton in their EFL Cup semi-final first leg.
The Reds were outplayed for much of the tie at St Mary’s and thanks to the heroics of their goalkeeper Karius have to now only overturn a narrow deficit in the return leg come Wednesday 25 January.
“It could and should have been 2-0, 3-0.
“The best thing for us is the result. We know that we can play better at Anfield, nothing is decided.”
Nathan Redmond’s first-half goal gave Southampton the win, but the winger should have increased their lead from two good chances.
“We cannot be happy with the performance, Southampton cannot be happy with the result. I can’t remember a clear chance for us.
“We gave the ball away so easily and we needed Loris Karius to save our lives two or three times.”