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Liverpool vs Southampton LIVE: FA Cup result and reaction as Jayden Danns scores first two senior goals

Jurgen Klopp’s side host the Saints hoping for more cup success following their triumph in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday

Karl Matchett
Thursday 29 February 2024 09:48 GMT
'I feel like I'm in a film': Jayden Danns reacts as Liverpool 'dream comes true'

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool find new ways to make teenage dreams come true. Three days after three rookies played pivotal parts in winning a trophy at Wembley, two newcomers scored the first goals of their career at a packed Anfield. For Lewis Koumas, it was a debut strike, for Jayden Danns, one of the novices who embarrassed Chelsea, a brace to cap a remarkable week that brought his maiden first-team game, a medal and now two finishes in front of the Kop.

Perhaps he ought to retire now: he may never have a week like this again. And, once again, Liverpool’s academy extended their hopes of sending Klopp off with a quadruple.

In the broader reckoning, Southampton had the chances to take a three-goal lead by half-time. Yet it is Liverpool who advance to an FA Cup quarter-final with Manchester United after a 3-0 win, their remarkable season progressing with a couple of heart-warming tales of players whose surnames were familiar, but their faces were not.

Follow all the reaction from Anfield below plus get the latest FA Cup odds and tips right here:


76’ - Liverpool 2-0 Southampton

Harwood-Bellis on for Walker-Peters, who had only just come on. Looks like he slipped and tweaked something.

That’s Liverpool looking certain into the quarters now and they’ll seemingly be facing Manchester United, who have scored late on against Nottingham Forest.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:34

GOAL! 73’ - Liverpool 2-0 Southampton


That’s 2-0 - and that’s another former footballer’s son on the scoresheet for Liverpool tonight! Elliott’s through ball is perfect, Danns races behind the defender, out comes the keeper and the teenager just dinks a beautiful finish over him and into the net!

Another first senior goal for one of Klopp’s kids tonight.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:32

72’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Good trickery from Elliott on the flank and he clips a lobbed cross to the far post...Danns leaps but can’t quite grow enough to nod home on the run.

The home fans urging their team on to find this second goal but Saints are still standing firm, still in with a chance of something at the other end.

Mac Allister now ups the tempo to beat his man and cross - Elliott’s flick is cleared, Clark rattles in a shot which is blocked and it’s behind for yet another corner. Tsimikas delivers...beyond everyone.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:30

69’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Huge chance, should be 1-1. A corner reaches Charles at the far post and he has time to chest it down - then smashes it into the near side-netting instead of across the face of goal.

Saints double sub: Rothwell and Edozie off, Smallbone and Adams on.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:27

66’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Lots of Liverpool pressure now as they look for an all-important second. Jurgen Klopp will not want a second match going to extra time in the space of three days.

Elliott and Danns combine on the edge of the box and the latter’s shot is blocked behind. He almost scored at Wembley once or twice - he’d love another couple of attempts at Anfield too, you suspect.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:24

62’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

A corner reaches Konate but it bounces off his shoulder and over. Jurgen Klopp turns to his bench to make two more substitutions.

Alexis Mac Allister and Jayden Danns on for James McConnell and Lewis Koumas.

The goalscorer gets a huge applause as he departs and a big hug from Pepijn Lijnders as he reaches the bench.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:20

58’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Tsimikas is in space down the left but this time he can’t collect Clark’s pass, which is slightly overhit.

Saints sub: Sulemana off, Adam Armstrong on. James Bree also replaced, Kyle Walker-Peters on. Closing in on an hour of game time at Anfield now and it’s still just the one-goal lead for the Premier League leaders.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:15

54’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Bobby Clark, brilliant. Cody Gakpo, terrible. A first-time pass from the youngster frees the Dutch international in the box but his shot is atrocious, swiped off-target with loads of time to line up his effort.

Another poor outing so far from Gakpo, who really should be producing more as the senior player in that attack tonight.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:11

52’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Saints play out again, almost lose the ball then manage to spark another attack down the right wing. Tsimikas this time comes across to block and concede the corner but every time Southampton have the ball inside their own box, it looks like it could be 1-1 or 2-0. High risk, high reward.

Bednarek flicks the ball over the bar from three yards - gets a very heavy toe on the ball instead of just a slight stud. Saints certainly having chances though.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:08

48’ - Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Sulemana at the back post - should be 1-1. Udozie gets past his man down the right and crosses - Sulemana at the back post puts it straight onto the outstretched leg of Kelleher and it’s another stop by the Irish stopper. Good touch by Konate too just before the forward got his effort away.

Karl Matchett28 February 2024 21:06

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