Liverpool keeper Loris Karius reveals what Jurgen Klopp told players after Southampton defeat

Jurgen Klopp was disappointed with Liverpool's reaction to Southampton's winning goal in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday night.

The Reds started brightly at St Mary's but fell away after Nathan Redmond's first-half strike earned the Saints a 1-0 victory.

Liverpool are lucky to still be in the tie after Redmond saw a shot come back off the bar, and Klopp insisted his side should have been more positive after conceding.

Karius told Liverpool's website: “He said after the first goal we should have shown a different reaction because it’s a cup game and one goal is really nothing.

“After the first goal is when they really came at us, and [he said] we should have been stronger and more positive.”

The Reds had Karius to thank for keeping the score down as he produced a string of saves to keep the Saints at bay.

The German keeper added: "I wish I could have kept the other one out as well when they scored! I tried to be there when the team needed me, but of course all in all we’re really disappointed.
“We came here to win the first game, but now [the result] makes life a little more difficult. We’re still confident we can turn it around.”