Sport Four Findings: Southampton 1-0 Liverpool

12:00  12 january  2017
12:00  12 january  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Fonte not joining Liverpool

  Fonte not joining Liverpool Southampton captain Jose Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports News. Twitter: BREAKING: Sky sources: Jose Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in January: https://t.co/tetby2b3zk #SSNHQ https://t.co/RO4YvuBFRr (@SkySportsNewsHQ) Rumours had suggested that a swap-deal involving Southampton target, Mamadou Sakho could be on the cards, but it appears Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in this January window. The Portuguese defender has handed in a transfer request at Southampton and has been given permission by manager Claude Puel to look for another club. There appears to plenty of interest in Fonte, with the player being linked with moves to West Ham and Crystal Palace. Fonte has been out of the Southampton first-team squad of late, following the speculation around his future. The defender has been a mainstay in the Saints’ team since their return to the Premier League and has often been linked with big-money moves away from the club.

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It has been 12 months since Liverpool last went back to back games without scoring.

Losing to Southampton at St. Mary’s in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final 1-0 saw Liverpool repeat the ignoble feat.

There were precious little positives about Liverpool’s performance in what has to be the nadir of the season.

Nearly nothing went well apart from Loris Karius and some good fortune preventing the Reds from suffering a crushing defeat before returning to Anfield in a fortnight. While a a second leg at home will be a very different proposition, Liverpool certainly made things more difficult.

Jose Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in January

  Jose Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in January Southampton defender, Jose Fonte will not be the next Saints player to swap the south coast for Merseyside, reports Sky Sports. Twitter: BREAKING: Sky sources: Jose Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in January: https://t.co/tetby2b3zk #SSNHQ https://t.co/RO4YvuBFRr (@SkySportsNewsHQ) The Portuguese defender has handed in a transfer request at Southampton and has been given permission to look for another club. Rumours had suggested that a swap-deal involving Mamadou Sakho could be on the cards, but it appears Fonte will not be joining Liverpool in this January window. There appears to plenty of interest in Fonte, with the player being linked with moves to West Ham and Crystal Palace. Fonte has been out of the Southampton first-team squad of late, following the speculation around his future. The defender has been a mainstay in the Saints’ team since their return to the Premier League and has often been linked with big-money moves away from the club.

In a first half largely dominated by the home side, Nathan Redmond nabbed a richly deserved opening goal (below video) to give Southampton a 1 - 0 lead at the quarter mark of Saints’ EFL Cup semifinal tie with Liverpool . [ LIVE: Follow EFL Cup scores ]. Loris Karius, Liverpool ’s oft-criticized, young goalkeeper, was outstanding in the opening 45 minutes, making four saves in total, two of which came in spectacular fashion to prevent a difference on the scoreboard more representative of the general run of play.

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The first 20 minutes were encouraging, as Liverpool patiently probed Southampton in a measured fashion. They even produced a moment that should have resulted in a goal but Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster foiled the finish. The lack of urgency even suggested that the strong starting eleven might have had an eye on the weekend clash against rivals Manchester United.

After the opening spell, Liverpool began to unravel at the back and Southampton were aggressive in opening up on the counter. Mistakes were compounded by the pace with which the Saints were able to respond and punish Liverpool. Minutes after a remarkable save, Karius was unable to stop Nathan Redmond from slotting home an easy chance.

After that, Liverpool never looked threatening. The interval did little to improve things as the side looked completely out of synch and off the pace. The shape of the team was off balance and was unable to find any kind of rhythm to pull themselves out of their malaise.

Sakho open to Saints switch this month

  Sakho open to Saints switch this month Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is reportedly open to a move to Southampton this month. According to an emerging report from French news outlet GFFN, Sakho is keen on remaining in the Premier League for the foreseeable future and sees Saints as a good destination if he is to leave this month. The France international centre-back is yet to play a single minute of competitive football at senior level this season, making five Under-23 appearances for The Reds. Southampton could be looking around for a new central defender this January after Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request at the club. Sakho hasn’t quite had the rub of the green in recent times but is still a defender with a lot to offer and if Liverpool are willing to let him go this month, Claude Puel is keen to link up with his compatriot. West Brom and Stoke are also claimed to be interested.

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Here are four findings from the match.

Southampton team news: Liverpool (Cup) .
Southampton manager Claude Puel has handed out the latest squad news ahead of his side’s EFL Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool at St.Mary’s tomorrow. Puel started with some good news. Cuco Martina and Cedric Soares both return to the squad. Martina missed the 2-2 draw with Norwich at the weekend with illness, whilst Cedric was absent after sustaining a head injury against Everton last week. Speaking to Southampton’s website, Puel said this: “Cuco Martina was ill for the last game but he is now available against and Cédric is also after he recovered from his problem against Everton.” Puel has also revealed that Charlie Austin and Alex McCarthy are still missing with injury. However, young midfielder Jake Hesketh has recovered from his knock and could be in contention to face Liverpool. “Charlie Austin is still injured, Alex McCarthy is still injured but Jake Hesketh has now come back into training and this is good for him.” Sofiane Boufal is another absentee. He was set to play in the African Cup of Nations for Morocco but has now returned to Southampton with a knee injury. The winger is expected to be out for around three weeks before returning to action for Puel’s side. “[Sofiane] Boufal will be out injured with his knee. He won’t be participating in the African Cup of Nations, and will be with us for his recovery. I hope we can see him back in three weeks.

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