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Summary

  1. Long drills home in injury time to send Saints through
  2. Southampton won the first leg 1-0 and are heading to Wembley
  3. Sturridge misses clear chance from close range
  4. Forster makes incredible save from his own error
  5. Redmond stars as Saints squander two clear chances

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's your lot for tonight. Southampton are off to Wembley, Liverpool aren't.

That's cup football for you. Same again tomorrow?

See you there. 

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Liverpool 0-2 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

Matty S: I'm no LFC fan or big Klopp fan but he has 2 Bundesliga titles and a German Cup, obviously he knows how to coach teams to win.

Vinny Chahal: What is it with so called fans always baying for the managers head when they lose. Can Liverpool really do better tha Klopp!

Chris Painter: Klopp hardly to blame! He sent out a strong XI, a setup that produced LOADS of chances. not his fault they cant shoot straight!

'We march on'

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

What next?

Southampton host Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday and then head to Swansea on Tuesday night. 

Joyous Saints

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

It's a bit lively in the Southampton dressing room. Just click play to watch. If you're reading on mobile then you may need to click the link.

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What next?

Liverpool's tough January ends with two more home games - Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday before leaders Chelsea come to town next Tuesday. 

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

How good were @jackstephens_18 and @MayaYoshida3 at the back tonight? #saintsfc

How good were @jackstephens_18 and @MayaYoshida3 at the back tonight? #saintsfc

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Robin Smit: So sad that Klopp moaned about the referee tonight, Southampton were excellent over both legs & deserved the victory

Quinex: This downward movement by Liverpool is shocking. The loss to Chelsea on Tuesday can send them out of Top Four

David Melton: Anyone says Klopp has to go is talking nonsense. I love the guy, he needs time and thankfully Liverpool will give him that.

A touch of over-reaction from Dave there...?

'Klopp has got to go'

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Dave calls in on BBC Radio 5 live's Football Social: "Jurgen Klopp is not a trophy-winning manager and he needs to be replaced. He has not sorted the defence."

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That was as flustered a post-match interview as I've seen from Jurgen Klopp this season. 

'It would be nice to hear the referee's whistle'

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "They won both games, they deserved it. We did really well, we cannot create more chances than we did in the second half, we were dominant. It is difficult because you have to take risks but too many risks plays to their strengths.

"We had big chances and no luck. A lucky save, a good save but a lucky save. The ref didn't see the handball of Long and it doesn't help in a game like this. 

"We had seven good chances. You have to score, and we didn't do so we lost. I'm fine with the performance but not the result.

"If we could hear a referee's whistle it would be nice. I don't know how many times that has happened this season. Against Manchester United we had a clear offside goal [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], nobody says anything. Tonight a penalty, nobody says anything." 

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Long strikes again

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

Shane Long's last goal v Liverpool was in the FA Cup in 2010 (scored winner in extra time at Anfield for Reading).

Shane Long
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Phillip Mulvaney: Liverpool should keep the manager he's doing a excellent job let's hear it for Jurgen FLOP.

Si's insights: Klopp's honeymoon is over, if he ever had one.

Dhru Patel: Painful to watch Liverpool at the moment. But the better team won over two legs. Good luck Southampton in the final.

Nice spirit from Dhru there.

Klopp looks dejected
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Claude Puel gave a lengthy answer on the fitness of Virgil van Dijk. Basically, he doesn't know if he will be fit. 

'We go to Wembley to win this cup'

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

Southampton

Southampton manager Claude Puel: "It is fantastic for all the squad and a good reward for their hard work. It was difficult to find this opportunity to play a final at Wembley. In the two legs we deserved the win. We were fantastic in the first leg at home and tonight we had chances in the first half.

"In the second half it was difficult but now we go to Wembley, not just to participate but to win this cup. I have been there once, just to watch France beat England."

Claude Puel celebrates
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Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

A superb clean sheet from Southampton tonight. 

Scoreboard at full time
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'Wembley'

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

Jack Stephens stepped in for Virgil van Dijk tonight and the big Dutchman is full of praise.

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PENALTY APPEAL

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (Agg: 0-2)

Just seen the late penalty appeal again - I'm happy that the right decision was made. Jack Stephens made no contact with Divock Origi.

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Jay: Forster, Ward-Prowse, Redmond - just some of the names for Klopp to keep in mind when Liverpool raid Southampton next.

Ali-Reja Panjwani: Utterly horrendous Jan for Liverpool. Out of title race, out of the only trophy we could have won & top 4 hopes in the balance.

Foster reacts
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