Hamann, Rush and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool thrash Southampton

Dietmar Hamann and Ian Rush take to Twitter after Liverpool are emphatic 6-1 winners against Southampton

Liverpool set up a League Cup semi-final clash against Stoke City after a 6-1 rout of Southampton at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.

Daniel Sturridge scored his first goal since September as he cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener before the injury-prone striker edged Liverpool into a 2-1 lead four minutes later.

Divock Origi added Liverpool’s third goal of the first half before the Belgium international completed his hat-trick after half-time.

Substitute Jordon Ibe netted Liverpool’s sixth to secure their place in the semi-final draw, and the Reds will make the trip to Stoke City in the first leg.

Here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Liverpool’s impressive win at Southampton.

Former Reds captain Phil Thompson feels obliged to apologise to this Southampton legend:

Injured Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is thrilled for his team-mates:

Former Reds striker Ian Rush gives the performance his seal of approval:

The Liverpool owner’s wife is happy to see the Reds move into the last four in style:

Finally, Dietmar Hamann is tipping big things from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool men:

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