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Southampton: Matchday round-up

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Southampton can book their place at Wembley with a positive result at Anfield. Here are the headlines ahead of the second leg.

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Southampton has reportedly upped their bid for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini to £14m. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp targets Wembley as his side look to overturn Southampton’s 1-0 result in the EFL Cup semifinal first-leg. (Liverpool Echo)

Oriol Romeu has penned a new contract to remain at Southampton through 2021 and says he “couldn’t be any happier”. (ESPN FC)

Josh Sims also signed a new deal which will tie him to Southampton through 2020. (talkSPORT)

Lawrie McMenemy believes Saints winning a trophy 40 years on from their FA Cup success could create a lasting memory. (Telegraph)

Reports suggest that Virgil van Dijk, who will miss the trip to Anfield, could be further sidelined up to three months following an injury he picked up against Leicester at the weekend. (Sun)

Claude Puel, however, has the belief Jack Stephens can fulfill the void left by van Dijk. (ESPN FC)