Southampton v Liverpool
Southampton will take a 1-goal aggregate lead to Anfield for the 2nd leg of their EFL Cup semi-final, after beating Liverpool 1-0 at St Mary’s tonight.
And they owe a lot to Liverpool’s flaky defence for their goal.
Ragnar Klavan has been reasonably solid when called upon by Jurgen Klopp this season, but he had an absolute brain far during the first half at Saint Mary’s.
Either that, or his eyesight isn’t very good, as he let an easy ball pass right by him, completely misjudging his clearance.
It meant Liverpool were left chasing an equalizer as the game wore on, which provoked an interesting intervention from Jurgen Klopp on the Liverpool bench.
Klopp gives Sturridge a note
Apparently unable to vocally get his message across due to the noise in the stadium, Klopp scribbled down a crude note on a piece of paper, and passed it to Daniel Sturridge, who was asked to pass the message on.
Sturridge seemed a combination of bemused and confused by the note, as he showed it to Adam Lallana.
Whatever was on the note, it didn’t work, as Liverpool failed to find an equalizer.
Daniel Sturridge passing a note around his teammates. Very interesting… pic.twitter.com/MqlQlS4TYk
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 11, 2017
Apparently Sturridge's ma calls him Olivia pic.twitter.com/4pQhWkjg8g
—(@Madlico) January 11, 2017
— Robel taddese (@Robeltaddese) January 11, 2017
Sturridge running around with a note handed to him by Klopp that presumably reads "yer da sells Avon" #SOULIV
— Gavin Lloyd Branch (@Gavlarr88) January 11, 2017
Sturridge showing everyone his doctors note to prove he actually was injured
— ashley pearson (@1995_pearson) January 11, 2017
Sturridge to Lallana: "I showed Klopp my sick note & he still played me!" pic.twitter.com/jmQW2TkLcX
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) January 11, 2017
Klopp's note to Sturridge "pass and move, it's the Liverpool groove" #lfc
— Rachel Johnson (@rachel_kj) January 11, 2017
The note to Sturridge. pic.twitter.com/C2KFMFP14O
— Colin McBride (@colin_a_mcbride) January 11, 2017
Jurgen Klopp's note to Daniel Sturridge just now pic.twitter.com/sxRljz90NB