Two seasons ago, had verve that almost got them to the title. Since then, Liverpool were just a shadow of that team under . It seems it has taken Jurgen Klopp less than eight weeks to restore all that.

Liverpool Get Their Groove Back, Rout Southampton 6 1 In League Cup

Liverpool’s prolific away form continued as they came from behind to hit Southampton for six and book their place in the semifinals of the .

, on his first start under the new manager, converted two slickly constructed chances just before the half-hour. Divock Origi helped himself to a hat-trick. Jordon Ibe also struck while Adam Lallana, heckled throughout, enjoyed his most productive and effective game.

Liverpool conceded a goal inside the opening minute to Sadio Mane. It was a rare moment of Southampton joy. Once Liverpool had mustered some rhythm of their own, they were irrepressible.

Klopp’s men came back and led at half-time through a Daniel Sturridge brace and a close-range effort by Divock Origi. The young Belgian completed a hat-trick in the second half and substitute Jordon Ibe also got on the scoresheet.

They’ll now face Stoke City over two legs for a place in the final as Klopp looks to win silverware in his first season at the club.

(With Agency Inputs)