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.
Southampton IS a decent draw,with the exception of our travelling wonderful fans!we will be stronger in 4 weeks time,key players back.— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) October 29, 2015
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.
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.