Southampton may be battling relegation in the Premier League this season, but a host of their former players are enjoying very successful campaigns.
The Saints have had some exceptional talents in recent years, due to their incredible scouting and recruitment work, and they have gone on to play for some of the best clubs in Europe.
Now, with the Champions League heading into the quarter-finals – Southampton have a strong representation amongst the final eight teams.
In fact, there is enough to make a starting XI…
After barely impressing at Southampton, it was a surprise to see Gazzaniga move to Tottenham – where he is now their second choice behind Hugo Lloris.
Caceres made one appearance during his short stint at Southampton, but is now back at Juventus – although he plays a rotation role for the Italian giants.
Not a player Southampton sold, but he was on loan to the club earlier in his career. He has been superb over the last few years with Tottenham.
Virgil Van Dijk
Arguably the best centre-back in the world, Van Dijk left Southampton to join Liverpool for £75m last year.
Lovren certainly isn’t well liked among Southampton supporters, but he is still at Liverpool and in their Champions League squad.
Shaw has had a torrid time with injuries since leaving Southampton, but looks like he is starting to get his career back on track.
A squad player at Spurs these days, Wanyama was a top player during his time at Southampton.
Recently linked with a return to Southampton, Lallana has recently fought his way back into the Liverpool team.
It’s almost been eight years since Oxlade-Chamberlain left Southampton to join Arsenal. He is now at Liverpool and recovering from a long-term injury.
Scored twice as Liverpool beat Bayern Munich 3-1 on Wednesday night, Mane is in the form of his life and was beloved at St. Mary’s.
29 goals in all competitions for Ajax this season for Tadic. Maybe he would have stayed at Southampton had Ralph Hasenhuttl been at the club, and not Mark Hughes.
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Former Saints boss Pochettino is doing an incredible job with Tottenham and is looking to lead them to Champions League glory.