After winning the EFL Cup, Liverpool will return to the FA Cup on Wednesday night when they host Southampton in a fifth-round match at Anfield. The progress bar for the quadruple is 25% complete.

After an exciting 1-0 extra-time victory against Chelsea in the EFL Cup final, the Reds will be heading back to Merseyside, while the Saints suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Millwall in Saturday’s Championship match.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Liverpool to win: ⚽1.62 at Bet9ja
HT/FT – Liverpool/Liverpool: 🥅2.40 at 1xbet
Both teams to score: ✅1.48 at Sportybet

Liverpool and Southampton: Previous Games 

With Sunday’s young Reds’ victory over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final late in extra-time, Jurgen Klopp’s kids took the first step in finishing the ideal farewell.

In Klopp’s last season as manager, Liverpool is targeting a Premier League and Europa League title, and they are also heavy favorites to win the F.A. Cup for the second year in a row under Klopp’s tutelage.

A spot in the quarterfinals is up for grabs as they face a Southampton team. Under Russell Martin, the Saints have thrived in the Championship this year and should finish in the playoffs. Still, two consecutive home losses have hurt their prospects of earning immediate promotion.

Probable Liverpool Lineup

Kelleher; Bradley, Gomez, Quansah, Tsimikas; Clark, Mac Allister, McConnell; Elliott, Danns, Gakpo

Probable Southampton Lineup

Lumley; Bree, Stephens, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Rothwell, Smallbone, Aribo; Edozie, Adams, Sulemana

Betting tips: Liverpool x Southampton

Check out our predictions of the day for Liverpool vs. Southampton

Prediction 1: Liverpool x Southampton / Liverpool to win

As a result of injuries and exhaustion, Liverpool will most likely start the few Under-21 players who were still on the field for the EFL Cup final on Wednesday. The Saints could take advantage of this.

We still believe in Klopp’s devastated Reds to extend their quadruple dream, even if Southampton do not come into Anfield with the wind in their sails.

Prediction 2: Liverpool x Southampton / HT/FT – Liverpool/Liverpool

Much will rely on Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup and the team’s level of recovery following Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final performance for Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield. The squad will have weary legs, but the adrenaline rush from that victory could help them get through. 

If Liverpool can have a head start, they can rest players in the second half when they become tired. That’s the intelligent tactical move. In this Liverpool vs Southampton match, we’re taking the HT/FT market and going with a Liverpool lead at halftime and the end of the game.

Prediction 3: Liverpool x Southampton / Both teams to score

The news is unsuitable for Southampton, who have lost six consecutive away games against Liverpool and are now on a losing streak of three matches, including a 2-1 home loss to Championship side Millwall in their most recent fixture.

Despite this, Saints shouldn’t let their guard down too quickly, especially considering Liverpool’s defensive frailties and injury woes. In their previous eight home encounters, the Reds gave goals to Burnley, Luton, and Norwich twice each.

That would imply that Southampton, who have scored in their last fifteen away games, should defeat a weakened Liverpool side at Anfield despite losing to their hosts, chasing a quadruple, thanks to a goal or two from Southampton. Liverpool’s injury woes continued on Sunday, weakening an already devastated team.