Photo: Loris Karius posts upbeat Liverpool message ahead of Southampton clash on Instagram

The Liverpool goalkeeper is looking forward to Wednesday night's EFL Cup clash under the lights at Anfield

A photo posted by Loris Karius (@lorisk21) on

Loris Karius says he is ready to take the pitch for Liverpool’s clash against Southampton at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Merseyside outfit are looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final after Nathan Redmond scored a first-half winner at St Mary’s earlier this month.

Liverpool have made a disappointing start to 2017 so far after failing to win their three Premier League games this year following back-to-back stalemates with Sunderland and Manchester United before a 3-2 loss to Swansea City at Anfield last weekend.

Karius has been relegated to Liverpool’s second-choice goalkeeper but the 23-year-old helped the Merseyside club reach the FA Cup fourth round thanks to a 1-0 win against Plymouth Argyle in their replay at Home Park.

The German shot stopper was praised for limiting Southampton to one goal in the first leg after a number of crucial saves on the south coast.

Karius posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption ahead of the EFL Cup clash:

“Ready for tomorrow’s game under the Anfield lights! 👊🏼💥 #LIVSOU #EFLCup #YNWA #LK1 @liverpoolfc”

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