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Klopp’s kids led Liverpool’s great 3-0 FA Cup home win against Southampton

The club’s academy players helped the manager to keep the quadruple dream alive

By Mario Perez

Liverpool got a great 3-0 win against Southampton in the FA Cup Fifth Round.
Liverpool got a great 3-0 win against Southampton in the FA Cup Fifth Round.
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Liverpool’s coach Jürgen Klopp’s dream of the quadruple for his last season as the manager of the Reds remains alive after the Merseyside team’s 3-0 win in Anfield against Southampton in the FA Cup Fifth Round thanks to the goals of the academy players included by the German manager in his team.

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The Stuttgart-born coach set a lineup full of changes following the great waste of energy suffered in the Carabao Cup Final against Chelsea, and given the absences of Wataru Endo or Ryan Gravenberch for the game, the manager gave entry to James McDonnell and Bobby Clark to lead the team’s midfield against Southampton.

In the attack, the German manager placed the young 18-year-old striker Louis Koumas, who opened the scoring for the Reds in the 44th with a brilliant right footed low shot from the center of the box.

The great definition of the player was followed by a great second half of the English youngster, who was replaced by the 18-year-old Jayden Danns in the 63rd minute of the clash, and he took the role of Koumas in a complete way, as he became the new scoring man of the Reds.

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Danns scored a double with goals in the 73rd and the 88th, and Jürgen Klopp set a new record in the FA Cup by giving minutes to the 16-year-old playmaker Trey Nyoni, who became the club’s youngest-ever player in the FA Cup at the age of 16 years and 243 days. Liverpool advanced to the next phase of the competition, where they will face Manchester United in an interesting English derby in the competition.

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