EFL Cup - Second Round
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Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino scores
Roberto Firmino scores Liverpool's second after an initial mistake by Burton keeper Stephen Bywater

A strong Liverpool side overwhelmed Championship outfit Burton Albion to reach the EFL Cup third round.

The Reds led in the 15th minute when Divock Origi flicked in from close range before Roberto Firmino made it 2-0, heading in Nathaniel Clyne's cross.

Origi also went close when his low shot was saved by Stephen Bywater.

Tom Naylor inadvertently put the ball in his own net after the break before Daniel Sturridge tapped in his first and then thumped home the Reds' fifth.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made only four changes from the XI that started in the 2-0 league defeat at Burnley on Saturday.

The quality of the visiting team was soon apparent at the Pirelli Stadium against a Burton side who have had a mixed start to their first ever season in the Championship.

After Liverpool's Belgian forward Origi cleverly profited from tricky work in the box from Sadio Mane, Brazilian Firmino doubled the lead following a terrible throw-out from goalkeeper Bywater.

It was 3-0 just after the hour when the unfortunate Naylor had little time to react as James Milner's ball came towards him at pace.

And substitute Sturridge then grabbed a late double, converting at the far post from Milner's pass before firing in low from 15 yards.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "There were still a few situations where we were missing a bit of sharpness but the main problem was, it was unbelievable, our build-up and style of play at Burnley - one more pass but 15 times we are completely free in the box.

"So we needed to use this game and that's what we did and it was better."

Burton manager Nigel Clough: "It's difficult for our lads to compete with that sort of quality. With this being 72 hours before the Derby game, our focus was always with that one.

"When you think we finished with a couple of teenagers and a 20- or 21-year-old, you could train with them for a couple of seasons and not gain the experience they've got tonight."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 13Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 5McFadzean
  • 14McCrory
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 65'minutes
  • 7WilliamsonBooked at 61mins
  • 19ChoudhuryBooked at 57mins
  • 36IrvineSubstituted forPalmerat 45'minutes
  • 11DyerSubstituted forFoxat 65'minutes
  • 9Beavon
  • 12Butcher

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 6Turner
  • 8O'Grady
  • 16Palmer
  • 21Fox
  • 22Myers-Harness
  • 23Delaney

Liverpool

  • 22Mignolet
  • 2Clyne
  • 32Matip
  • 6Lovren
  • 7Milner
  • 20LallanaSubstituted forWijnaldumat 64'minutes
  • 23CanSubstituted forStewartat 71'minutes
  • 14Henderson
  • 19Mané
  • 27OrigiSubstituted forat 88'minutes
  • 11FirminoSubstituted forSturridgeat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 13Manninger
  • 15Sturridge
  • 17Klavan
  • 18Moreno
  • 28Ings
  • 35Stewart
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
6,450

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamLiverpool
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Liverpool 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Liverpool 5.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joel Matip.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson tries a through ball, but Sadio Mané is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Divock Origi went off injured after Liverpool had used all subs.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Stewart.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Divock Origi (Liverpool) because of an injury.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 0, Liverpool 5. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sadio Mané.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 0, Liverpool 4. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Milner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kevin Stewart.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Liverpool).

  13. Post update

    Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Henderson with a cross following a corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool. Kevin Stewart replaces Emre Can because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Emre Can (Liverpool) because of an injury.

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