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Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

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Liverpool overcame a tough challenge from Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night, beating the Saints 3-0.

In the absence of 14 first-teamers, Jurgen Klopp once again relied upon youth in his starting XI and two academy graduates found the back of the net. Lewis Koumas opened the scoring for the hosts, before Jayden Danns scored twice after coming off the bench.

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Jurgen Klopp picked another youthful line-up with an average age of 23 and it was their youngest starter Koumas, son of former Premier League midfielder Jason, who opened the scoring just before half-time with a deflected effort on his senior debut.

“The whole event was pretty special,” said Liverpool manager Klopp after the game.

Liverpool will now take on Manchester United in the quarter-finals after the Red Devils overcame Nottingham Forest late on at the City Ground.

Player of the match: Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool)

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