Liverpool qualified for the Capital One Cup semifinals in style as they hammered Southampton 6-1 on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton took the lead after just 39 seconds and Sadio Mane found the back of the net. But Daniel Sturridge scored two quick goals to give Liverpool the lead before reaching the half hour mark. Divock Origi made it 3-1 before halftime. Origi netted his second goal of the game in the 68 minute, and Jordon Ibe made it 5-1 five minutes later. Origi completed his hat trick in the 86th minute to complete the thumping.
Southampton midfielder Steven Davis said after the game that the team needs to put this loss behind them and concentrate on Saturday’s league fixture against Aston Villa.
“It’s important we pick ourselves up now and hopefully get back to winning ways on Saturday and make sure we get a reaction and that’s the most important thing,” Davis told saintsfc.co.uk after the loss.
“We don’t want it to happen again. It’s making sure it doesn’t happen again and how you go about that is making sure we work harder.”
Davis like the fact that they have another game coming up so soon.
“I think it’s good to have a game so soon,” Davis said. “I think you want to get back out on the pitch and, obviously, the fans deserve more.
“We know we’re capable of a lot better than what we’ve shown tonight and it’s just getting back to the sort of standards we set earlier in the season.”
Liverpool will take on Stoke City in the Capital One Cup semifinals, and Everton will take on Manchester City.