Four ways Redmond showed he can be Saints’ key man vs Liverpool

While he has come under criticism from some Southampton supporters for his inconsistent performances in recent months, Nathan Redmond showed that he can be the club’s key man over the course of the rest of the season with his impressive showing in the 1-0 win against Liverpool in his side’s EFL Cup semi-final win on Wednesday night.

The forward scored what proved to be the winner in the 20th minute and could, and perhaps should, have added to his tally as the match went on, as Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to cope with Redmond’s pace, skill and attacking threat.

It was the England Under-21 international’s first goal since he netted against Manchester City in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium back in October, and should prove to be a real confidence-booster for the 22-year-old in the coming weeks.

Here are FOUR ways Redmond showed against the Reds that he will be crucial to Saints for the remainder of the season…