Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says last night's win over Bournemouth is a step forward for his team.
The Reds battled past the Cherries to reach the quarter finals of the competition where they will now face Southampton away from home.
"I feel much better than after a draw," Klopp told reporters.
"But I don't think the other games were so much worse than today – of course, the result is the biggest difference and we did well tonight.
"We didn't have too much time again between the games, not too much time for training, only one hour training with this new team and new system.
"I saw minute by minute we were better in the game, we closed the spaces better and the whole 90 minutes we played football and created our chances.
"We didn't have any real experience together, so I'm really satisfied – the boys did really well.
"We made a fantastic goal; Teixeira in the box and Clyne with him close enough, two boys from the left wing in the box because we had the space for it. That's really good, that's what we want. It's the next step.
"We saw these young guys together with these experienced guys, Dejan Lovren, Kolo [Toure] – it was a shame he had to go out so early. But for Dejan it was very important, 90 very intensive minutes in this game."