Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was disappointed with Liverpool's defeat to Southampton
Liverpool needed to score at Anfield to have any chance of progressing to the final at Wembley next month and the Reds had a number of chances.
But Shane Long’s late strike ended the Reds hopes and gave Southampton a 1-0 win which sent the saints to their first major final since 2003.
And after the defeat Klopp insisted the better side progressed to the final.
Shane Long struck to earn victory for Southampton against Liverpool
"They won both games, they deserved it,” Klopp said.
“We did really well, we cannot create more chances than we did in the second half, we were dominant.
“It is difficult because you have to take risks but too many risks plays to their strengths.
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"We had big chances and no luck. A lucky save, a good save but a lucky save.
"We had seven good chances. You have to score, and we didn't do so we lost.
“I’m fine with the performance but not the result.”