Liverpool fell to Southampton in the EFL Cup thanks to a 0-1 home loss. The only goal of the game was scored by Shane Long but Liverpool dominated possession without really troubling the Saints defence.
The Reds were aiming to make it a third final under Jurgen Klopp but were foiled by an excellent Southampton team that frustrated the home side and hit them on the break. This made it just one win from seven games in 2017 and the Reds have not lost back-to-back games at home after going almost a year without a negative result.
The Merseyside club started with a strong line-up but they didn’t have the early season fizz and their season is unravelling really quickly. The next game for the Premier League side is against Wolverhampton in the FA Cup and if they play in a similar manner, it could lead to more frustration for Klopp’s men.
While the result was a shock to a few, Twitter had a field day with the performance of the team. We look back at the game and share the best reactions.
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) January 26, 2017
Sadio Mane when he returns to Liverpool from AFCON pic.twitter.com/VJVwoiJbKs
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) January 26, 2017
Honestly find it hilarious when Liverpool fans try to defend Jordan Henderson He’s as useless as a car with no engine
— Aidan Walsh (@AidanMUFC_) January 26, 2017
It hurts a lot when Liverpool lose. YNWA, there is still a lot to play for this season. Forza Liverpool.
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) January 25, 2017
Liverpool in January: pic.twitter.com/Ev3MVwj48d
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 25, 2017
Observations: Henderson & Can should never play together again. Firmino has to play central. Sturridge is finished at Liverpool. Night Reds
— Spion Klopp (@TheKopHQ) January 25, 2017
SUMMARY: Liverpool’s season in one video. https://t.co/9dcB76mwEt
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 25, 2017
Since Gerrard came back Liverpool have slipped from 2nd to 4th and slipped out of the EFL Cup
Perhaps they should give him a pink slip.
— TriggeRed. (@jonmikesav8) January 25, 2017
Liverpool have spent £91m on Southampton players since 2014 and still can’t beat them
— Thomas Jefferson (@JeffBazza10) January 25, 2017
Dortmund, just like Liverpool, bought young and cheap players that fit a system. It was not an overnight success. Have faith.
— Melwood Daily (@MelwoodDaily) January 25, 2017
Sadio Mané is missed by Liverpool. No big surprise here. His chart just goes through the roof. pic.twitter.com/vF4HOhoHCR
— Goalimpact (@Goalimpact) January 25, 2017