EFL Cup - Third Round
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Derby County 0-3 Liverpool

Ragnar Klavan
Ragnar Klavan (second from right) joined Liverpool this summer from Augsburg

Liverpool continued their good recent form by brushing Championship side Derby aside to reach the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

Ragnar Klavan gave the visitors the lead, slotting in his first Reds goal from a Philippe Coutinho corner.

Coutinho got the second after a one-two with Roberto Firmino, before setting up Divock Origi to lash in a third.

Derby offered little throughout, producing only two shots to test keeper Loris Karius on his Liverpool debut.

This was the fourth match the Reds have scored three goals or more this season - and they have netted 19 times in seven games overall.

Even seven changes from Friday's 2-1 Premier League win at Chelsea did not halt their momentum.

One of those players to come in - Estonia defender Klavan - became the club's 10th different goalscorer this season.

In contrast, Derby - struggling in 20th position in the English second tier - have now failed to score in seven of their 11 matches in all competitions this campaign.

Derby manager Nigel Pearson: "I would be first to accept there is a gulf in class tonight, and where we are and where we aspire to be is a considerable difference.

"For us to progress as a club we need to build a squad which can compete anywhere.

"All of the goals had an element of we could have done better, so that is frustrating. Mistakes cost you dearly against sides like this. After that it is damage limitation to make sure it is not an embarrassment."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "We were better tonight and we deserved to win, we created plenty of chances. Could we have done better? Yes, but is that important? No.

"You need to be 100% professional in games like this, which could be difficult, but we were ready for every opportunity.

"We could've been better in the first half with the last pass and in the second with our counter attack but we will take 3-0 all day.

"This is a very important tournament for us, for the players, and we have to show it from the first second. Let's go for it."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 35Mitchell
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Pearce
  • 29OlssonSubstituted forLoweat 64'minutes
  • 18Butterfield
  • 19HughesBooked at 79mins
  • 12BairdSubstituted forInceat 45'minutes
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 77mins
  • 24WeimannSubstituted forElsnikat 55'minutes
  • 11Bent

Substitutes

  • 10Ince
  • 20Camara
  • 22Blackman
  • 25Lowe
  • 30Elsnik
  • 31Rawson
  • 32Weale

Liverpool

  • 1Karius
  • 2Clyne
  • 32Matip
  • 17Klavan
  • 18MorenoBooked at 45mins
  • 14HendersonSubstituted forCanat 57'minutes
  • 21Lucas
  • 16GrujicBooked at 76mins
  • 11FirminoSubstituted forEjariaat 77'minutes
  • 27Origi
  • 10CoutinhoSubstituted forIngsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lovren
  • 7Milner
  • 19Mané
  • 22Mignolet
  • 23Can
  • 28Ings
  • 53Ejaria
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
26,245

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamLiverpool
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home4
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Liverpool 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Liverpool 3.

Foul by Alberto Moreno (Liverpool).

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool).

Timi Max Elsnik (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Marko Grujic (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Marko Grujic.

Attempt blocked. Timi Max Elsnik (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Attempt missed. Divock Origi (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alberto Moreno.

Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Lowe (Derby County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Booking

Will Hughes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Emre Can (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marko Grujic.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Ovie Ejaria replaces Roberto Firmino.

Booking

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ragnar Klavan (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Booking

Marko Grujic (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marko Grujic (Liverpool).

Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ragnar Klavan.

Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ragnar Klavan.

Emre Can (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Foul by Emre Can (Liverpool).

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marko Grujic (Liverpool).

Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Ings (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Offside, Derby County. Will Hughes tries a through ball, but Alex Pearce is caught offside.

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