John Aldridge reacts on Twitter to Liverpool-Southampton draw, explains why he's happy

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The Premier League duo will meet again soon in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

Liverpool icon John Aldridge believes drawing Southampton in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup is a good outcome for his former side.

Indeed, the ex-striker says Liverpool will be in a far stronger position when they travel to St Mary's, having drawn with the South Coast side in the Premier League last weekend.

Southampton beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the last 16, while the Merseyside outfit saw off Bournemouth 1-0 thanks to a first-half winner from former Saint Nathaniel Clyne.

It's certainly a sound theory: Liverpool dominated possession against Southampton at Anfield but were short of the requisite form and quality in the final third.

After several weeks under Jurgen Klopp, the Reds should be able to deliver a far superior performance against the Saints - especially in and around the penalty area.

That said, Ronald Koeman's men will be confident, too. The Dutchman thought Liverpool were there for the taking when the two sides drew 1-1 last weekend - and Southampton will this time have home advantage when they host the Merseyside outfit in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

It could be some tie.

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