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VIDEO : Derby County 0 – 3 Liverpool [Capital One Cup] Highlights 2016/17

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Derby County 0 - 3 Liverpool [Capital One Cup] Highlights 2016/17

VIDEO : Derby County 0 – 3 Liverpool [Capital One Cup] Highlights 2016/17

Derby County 0 – 3 Liverpool [Capital One Cup] Highlights 2016/17 – 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.

They are not just a counter-pressing outfit, they want to conquer the ball. They are not simply full of firepower, they are ferocious in their battle for second balls and possess as much bite as they do brilliance.

At half-time, Nigel Pearson may have estimated that his men still had an opportunity to cause an upset. Liverpool were only one up on the scoreboard, Ragnar Klavan having reacted quickly and clinically to Philippe Coutinho’s corner, which Derby failed to clear.

But after the break, the visitors were animals – clawing after every ball and tigerish in the final third. That the score remained at 3-0 felt charitable at times given their fluidity and force.

Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were peerless, showcasing no shortage of deft touches and nutmegs while exuding an abundance of confidence and class. It was the Brazilian duo who combined for the second goal.

Coutinho received the ball and played it to Firmino’s feet. The 24-year-old waited for his compatriot to dart into a vacant space between four markers, and fed him wonderfully. The finesse and speed in which they linked floored Derby before they could sense danger.

Four minutes later, Liverpool’s ‘Magician’ sent Divock Origi through and the Belgian striker ensured the ball disappeared into the back of the net. It was his fifth goal in just his sixth appearance in the competition.

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