Southampton vs. Liverpool: Everything you need to know

Following Manchester United and Hull City’s clash last night, the first legs of the semi-finals of the EFL Cup comes to a close this evening, with Southampton entertaining Liverpool at St. Mary’s.

There’s an unusual connection between the two clubs, simply due to the sheer number of stars who have left Saints for Anfield in recent transfer windows – the latest being Sadio Mane, who moved for upwards of £30million last summer.

The Senegalese winger will be absent tonight with AFCON set to kick-off this weekend. So how will that affect the Reds’ chances of claiming an away victory – and how will that boost Southampton’s hopes of reaching the final at Wembley?

In an effort to answer those questions, amongst many others, FootballFanCast have our all-in-one preview pack, which will tell you absolutely everything you need to know about both sides before tonight’s 7.45pm kick-off.

So, without further ado…