Liverpool fans delighted as Coutinho returns for EFL Semi-Final v Southampton [Tweets]

Liverpool v Southampton

Liverpool host Southampton at Anfield tonight in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

With Manchester United winning the first leg of their tie against Hull last night, Liverpool will be have added incentive and motivation to reach the final for a possible date with their Mancunian rivals.

And Jurgen Klopp has shown how seriously he’s taking this competition, by naming a very strong starting lineup, which features a surprise on the bench.

Coutinho back

That’s right: Coutinho is back.

The Brazilian sustained an injury last November which has kept him sidelined ever sine, but he’s now finally back in condition to play.

Coutinho had been in sparkling form for the Reds prior to his injury, and their title hopes rest largely on his shoulders.

Not to suggest Liverpool are a one-man-team, but without doubt Coutinho is their biggest attacking threat; he both creates and scores a large proportion of Liverpool’s goals.