Liverpool were taken to extra-time before finally beating League One side Notts County in the Capital One Cup.

The Reds looked to be coasting into the third round when Raheem Sterling beat two defenders to clip in an opener and Daniel Sturridge rifled in a second.

Yoann Arquin headed a goal back for the Magpies and they were level when Adam Coombes tapped in from Arquin's cross.

But Sturridge added his second from a tight angle before Jordan Henderson beat a defender to score from 18 yards.

Liverpool finished the game with 10 men when, with all three substitutes already on the pitch, Kolo Toure was taken off on a stretcher in extra-time.

Defender Aly Cissokho, who joined from Valencia on loan earlier in the month, lasted just nine minutes of his first start for the club when he hobbled off following a challenge from County's Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

By then, Liverpool were already ahead. Sterling, who was named in Roy Hodgson's England squad earlier in the day, cut past two County challenges, before firing beyond keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Defender Daniel Agger headed against the post before Sturridge rounded off an incisive passing move with a sharp finish from 12 yards to score in his third successive game of the season.

Captain Steven Gerrard and Toure both hit the woodwork as Liverpool looked likely to progress without too much exertion ahead of Sunday's Premier League derby with rivals Manchester United.

But they were forced to play an extra 30 minutes when the visitors pulled off an unlikely turnaround.

County grabbed a goal back early in the second half when Arquin smashed in a powerful header off the underside of the crossbar, while the Reds lost midfielder Joe Allen, who limped off the pitch.

And the comeback was complete six minutes from the end of normal time when the Martinique international ran past the Liverpool defence before pulling the ball back for Coombes to equalise at the far post.

Early in extra time Toure went down injured but the 10 men restored their lead in the 105th minute when Sturridge's low shot crept under Bialkowski and over the line.

Substitute Henderson wrapped up victory with a clever individual strike late on when he nutmegged County defender Enda Stevens before curling a low effort into the bottom corner.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

"I congratulate my men for showing that character and commitment and also Notts County.

"At 2-0 down, it was a great fightback and that will bode well for their season. We have seen before that 2-0 is a dangerous scoreline, but we are glad to get through.

"It was obviously disappointing with Cissokho getting injured so early on - he was distraught coming off as you can imagine.

"Joe Allen we just need to check - he has maybe tweaked his hamstring.

"And Kolo Toure has overstretched his groin, so we need to assess that, which doesn't look so good to be honest."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Liverpool

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 02 Johnson
  • 04 Toure
  • 20 Cissokho (Agger - 10' )
  • 47 Wisdom Booked
  • 06 Alberto (Coutinho - 72' )
  • 08 Gerrard
  • 24 Allen (Henderson - 65' )
  • 31 Sterling Booked
  • 33 Ibe
  • 15 Sturridge

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Agger
  • 10 Coutinho
  • 14 Henderson
  • 21 Lucas
  • 09 Aspas
  • 29 Borini

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 04 Liddle
  • 05 Smith
  • 24 Stevens
  • 11 Bell (Coombes - 82' )
  • 16 Labadie
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce Booked (Thompson - 71' )
  • 22 Fotheringham (Boucaud - 77' )
  • 08 McGregor
  • 15 Arquin Booked

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 21 Thompson
  • 25 Tempest
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 14 Coombes
  • 19 Murray
  • 31 Nangel

Match Stats

Shots

28 10

On target

9 5

Corners

8 3

Fouls

9 18

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +0:11

The match has finished after extra time.

117:19

Clearance by Curtis Thompson.

116:11

The ball is swung over by Jordan Henderson.

114:34

Andre Boucaud has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

113:33

Clearance by Phillippe Coutinho.

113:14

Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

113:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andre Boucaud.

112:39

The ball is crossed by Yoann Arquin.

111:14

Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.

109:40

The assist for the goal came from Jordon Ibe.

109:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Henderson - Liverpool 4 - 2 Notts Co Jordan Henderson scores with their right foot. Liverpool 4-2 Notts County.

109:22

Free kick taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

109:11

Foul by Joss Labadie on Phillippe Coutinho, free kick awarded.

108:46

Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

108:14

Adam Coombes challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.

107:35

Clearance made by Glen Johnson.

106:54

Shot by Jordon Ibe went wide right of the post.

105:01

The match restarts for the second half of extra time.

105:00 +3:34

Phillippe Coutinho provided the assist for the goal.

105:00 +3:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool 3 - 2 Notts Co Daniel Sturridge scores with a left foot finish. Liverpool 3-2 Notts County.

105:00 +3:21

Curtis Thompson takes a shot. Blocked by Glen Johnson.

105:00 +1:50

Andre Wisdom makes a clearance.

105:00 +1:47

The ball is crossed by Curtis Thompson.

105:00 +1:16

Andre Boucaud restarts play with the free kick.

105:00 +0:56

Caution for Raheem Sterling.

105:00 +0:56 Booking

Booking

105:00 +0:49

Raheem Sterling challenges Callum McGregor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

105:00 +0:37

Phillippe Coutinho takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Manny Smith gets a block in.

105:00 +0:17

Andre Wisdom restarts play with the free kick.

105:00

Unfair challenge on Jordon Ibe by Joss Labadie results in a free kick.

104:50

Clearance by Daniel Agger.

104:48

Mustapha Dumbuya produces a cross.

104:13

Enda Stevens produces a cross.

103:22

Clearance by Andre Wisdom.

102:14

Andre Wisdom makes a clearance.

98:04

Clearance by Glen Johnson.

97:58

Free kick crossed by Andre Boucaud.

97:16

Andre Wisdom is cautioned.

97:16 Booking

Booking

97:10

Unfair challenge on Adam Coombes by Andre Wisdom results in a free kick.

96:37

Andre Wisdom makes a clearance.

95:42

Clearance by Andre Wisdom.

95:23

Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski safely holds on.

95:13

Simon Mignolet manages to make a clearance.

95:04

Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.

94:30

Andre Boucaud fouled by Phillippe Coutinho, the ref awards a free kick.

94:24

Clearance by Glen Johnson.

93:47

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

93:21

A cross is delivered by Adam Coombes.

92:53

Clearance made by Daniel Agger.

92:47

Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

92:20

The official flags Phillippe Coutinho offside.

91:31

Shot by Glen Johnson went wide of the left-hand post.

91:27

Clearance made by Yoann Arquin.

91:24

The ball is crossed by Phillippe Coutinho.

91:24

Clearance made by Joss Labadie.

90:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Thompson on Glen Johnson.

90:00 +4:02

Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.

90:00 +3:31

Clearance by Daniel Agger.

90:00 +2:58

Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

90:00 +2:12

Raheem Sterling takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

90:00 +2:08

Clearance by Glen Johnson.

90:00 +2:05

Clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.

90:00 +2:04

A cross is delivered by Glen Johnson.

90:00 +1:13

Shot by Daniel Sturridge went harmlessly over the bar.

87:56

Andre Wisdom restarts play with the free kick.

87:46

Enda Stevens concedes a free kick for a foul on Phillippe Coutinho.

87:30

Andre Wisdom manages to make a clearance.

87:30

Clearance by Adam Coombes.

87:15

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

86:39

Header by Daniel Agger goes to the left of the goal.

86:36

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

86:18

Daniel Agger takes a shot. Manny Smith gets a block in.

86:15

Clearance made by Joss Labadie.

86:13

The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson.

85:53

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

85:35

The ball is crossed by Phillippe Coutinho.

84:59

Andre Boucaud takes the free kick.

84:37

Handball decision goes against Phillippe Coutinho.

84:31

Clearance made by Phillippe Coutinho.

83:24

Assist on the goal came from Yoann Arquin.

83:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Coombes - Liverpool 2 - 2 Notts Co Adam Coombes grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Liverpool 2-2 Notts County.

83:22

Yoann Arquin produces a cross.

83:12

Clearance made by Phillippe Coutinho.

82:44

Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

82:23

Andre Wisdom restarts play with the free kick.

82:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joss Labadie on Phillippe Coutinho.

81:53

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Adam Coombes on for David Bell.

81:11

Glen Johnson challenges Mustapha Dumbuya unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:47

Daniel Agger restarts play with the free kick.

79:39

Curtis Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling.

79:34

Curtis Thompson takes a shot. Glen Johnson gets a block in.

79:16

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

78:48

Daniel Agger has an effort at goal. Andre Boucaud gets a block in.

78:17

Gary Liddle makes a clearance.

77:46

Glen Johnson delivers the ball.

77:19

Kolo Toure takes the free kick.

76:58

Yoann Arquin is booked.

76:58 Booking

Booking

76:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Arquin on Daniel Agger.

76:34 Substitution

Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Andre Boucaud coming on for Mark Fotheringham.

75:03

Andre Wisdom takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski safely holds on.

74:40

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

74:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Thompson on Raheem Sterling.

73:57

Clearance by Andre Wisdom.

73:24

Header by Daniel Sturridge misses right.

73:10

Gary Liddle makes a clearance.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Phillippe Coutinho replaces Luis Alberto.

70:18

Daniel Agger takes the free kick.

70:08 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Thompson replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

69:18

The referee blows for offside against Yoann Arquin.

69:04

Andre Wisdom makes a clearance.

68:53

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

68:27

Kolo Toure takes a shot and hits the post.

68:25

The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard.

68:19

Manny Smith makes a clearance.

68:11

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

67:48

Clearance made by Gary Liddle.

67:47

Daniel Sturridge crosses the ball.

65:52

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

65:47

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

65:18

The official flags Glen Johnson offside.

64:45

Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.

64:08 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Henderson on for Joe Allen.

61:56

The assist for the goal came from Manny Smith.

61:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Liverpool 2 - 1 Notts Co Yoann Arquin grabs a goal with a headed effort. Liverpool 2-1 Notts County.

61:51

Mark Fotheringham takes the free kick.

61:20

Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Andre Wisdom results in a free kick.

60:50

Shot by Glen Johnson. Bartosz Bialkowski safely holds on.

59:53

Shot by Callum McGregor. Simon Mignolet catches the ball.

59:05

Header by Joss Labadie goes to the left of the goal.

59:03

Corner taken by David Bell from the left by-line.

58:40

Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

58:34

Corner from the right by-line taken by Callum McGregor.

57:40

Free kick taken by Daniel Agger.

57:35

Foul by Yoann Arquin on Kolo Toure, free kick awarded.

56:06

Shot by Mustapha Dumbuya. Simon Mignolet makes a block.

55:12

Andre Wisdom crosses the ball.

54:51

Clearance made by Joe Allen.

54:48

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

54:42

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

54:13

The official flags Glen Johnson offside.

54:07

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

54:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Agger.

53:43

Clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.

52:15

Free kick crossed by Luis Alberto.

51:50 Booking

Booking

51:50

Booking for Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

51:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce on Raheem Sterling.

50:49

Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

50:29

Raheem Sterling is ruled offside.

47:03

Clearance made by Steven Gerrard.

47:01

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

46:58

A cross is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:53

Joss Labadie manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:16

Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

44:50

The official flags Raheem Sterling offside.

43:59

Clearance made by Glen Johnson.

43:55

David Bell delivers the ball.

42:18

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

42:08

Free kick taken by Joss Labadie.

42:03

Kolo Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yoann Arquin.

40:19

Enda Stevens manages to make a clearance.

40:10

Steven Gerrard takes a shot and hits the post.

39:30

Andre Wisdom manages to make a clearance.

37:56

Clearance made by Glen Johnson.

37:53

The ball is crossed by David Bell.

37:36

Raheem Sterling manages to make a clearance.

37:34

Clearance by Daniel Agger.

37:31

David Bell delivers the ball.

37:25

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

37:21

Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

36:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Glen Johnson.

36:50

Jamal Campbell-Ryce makes a clearance.

36:35

Joe Allen has an effort at goal. Bartosz Bialkowski catches the ball.

35:38

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

34:41

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line.

34:15

Clearance made by Mark Fotheringham.

34:13

Header at goal by Daniel Agger. Bartosz Bialkowski blocks the ball.

34:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

33:38

David Bell manages to make a clearance.

33:33

Kolo Toure takes a shot. Gary Liddle gets a block in.

32:15

Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

31:47

Clearance by Andre Wisdom.

31:45

Clearance by David Bell.

30:47

Joss Labadie manages to make a clearance.

30:42

Clearance made by Gary Liddle.

30:39

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line.

28:53

The assist for the goal came from Steven Gerrard.

28:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool 2 - 0 Notts Co Daniel Sturridge scores with their left foot. Liverpool 2-0 Notts County.

28:32

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

28:19

Yoann Arquin is caught offside.

27:29

Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.

27:18

Unfair challenge on Jordon Ibe by Enda Stevens results in a free kick.

27:13

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

27:09

The ball is crossed by Mustapha Dumbuya.

26:57

Clearance by Daniel Agger.

26:12

Shot by Raheem Sterling missed to the left of goal.

24:52

Joss Labadie takes the free kick.

24:44

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Dumbuya.

23:20

Daniel Agger restarts play with the free kick.

22:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Joss Labadie.

22:09

The ball is crossed by David Bell.

20:52

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

20:47

Clearance made by Joe Allen.

20:43

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

20:43

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

20:10

Glen Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Manny Smith gets a block in.

20:08

Free kick taken by Luis Alberto.

19:59

Unfair challenge on Luis Alberto by Mark Fotheringham results in a free kick.

19:27

Free kick taken by Daniel Agger.

19:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Yoann Arquin.

18:53

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

18:38

Header at goal by Daniel Agger strikes the woodwork.

18:35

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

17:57

Yoann Arquin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge.

16:30

Raheem Sterling takes a short corner.

16:14

Mustapha Dumbuya makes a clearance.

15:22

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

14:26

Clearance made by Manny Smith.

13:50

Clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.

13:42

Daniel Agger restarts play with the free kick.

13:34

Yoann Arquin concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Agger.

13:05

Clearance made by Yoann Arquin.

12:31

Steven Gerrard takes a brilliant shot and goes over the bar.

11:54

The ball is sent over by Glen Johnson.

11:49

Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

11:36

Joss Labadie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Alberto.

11:11

Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.

10:25

Clearance by Daniel Agger.

10:10

Clearance made by Luis Alberto.

9:27 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Agger on for Aly Cissokho.

8:13

Shot by Jamal Campbell-Ryce missed to the left of goal.

8:09

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Joss Labadie. Simon Mignolet fumbles the ball.

7:29

Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Luis Alberto results in a free kick.

6:59

Strike comes in from Steven Gerrard from the free kick and misses left of the target.

6:16

Joss Labadie concedes a free kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling.

6:07

Clearance by Gary Liddle.

6:07

Joe Allen sends in a cross.

3:53

Assist on the goal came from Glen Johnson.

3:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Raheem Sterling - Liverpool 1 - 0 Notts Co Raheem Sterling scores with a right foot finish. Liverpool 1-0 Notts County.

3:17

Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.

2:46

The offside flag is raised against Yoann Arquin.

2:21

Callum McGregor manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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