Coutinho & Firminho Sizzle As Liverpool Slaughter Rams In EFL Cup. The Brazilian pair showcased a number of deft touches and nutmegs and exuded an abundance of confidence at Pride Park as Jurgen Klopp’s side recorded another assertive victory
There were seven changes to Liverpool’s starting line-up, but their superiority remained intact. It was a different competition, but there was no alteration to their determination to dominate.
Derby County attempted to turn Tuesday night’s League Cup encounter at Pride Park into a scrap, but Jurgen Klopp’s side rolled up their sleeves before rolling the hosts. If the message hadn’t been received yet, Liverpool spelt it out clearly again here: they are formidable, and they are to be feared.
A 3-0 victory in the third-round encounter extends the Anfield side’s unbeaten streak to five games, with Chelsea and Leicester City just two of their casualties. A disappointing afternoon at Burnley remains an anomaly in their blistering start to Klopp’s first full campaign at the helm, and the Reds will want to ensure it remains that way.
They have smashed in 19 goals in their opening seven fixtures, managing just five during the same sequence last season under Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool can be the attacking juggernaut that irresistibly and incisively slices the opposition apart in seconds, but they can also cause damage from set-pieces and stun goalkeepers from distance.