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Derby 0-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's Reds ease into the last 16

Football League Cup Third round, Tuesday, 19:45 at Pride Park Stadium

Published 20/09/2016

DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Philippe Coutinho (L) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Roberto Firmino during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Philippe Coutinho (L) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Roberto Firmino during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius during the EFL Cup, Third Round match at the iPro Stadium, Derby. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 20, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Derby. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Marko Grujic of Liverpool and Darren Bent of Derby County in action during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva (R) runs with the ball against Derby's English midfielder Will Hughes (L) during the English League Cup third-round football match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium in Derby, central England on September 20, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Marko Grujic of Liverpool is challenged by Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Marko Grujic of Liverpool is challenged by Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Marko Grujic of Liverpool passes during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and Derby's English head coach Nigel Pearson (L) speak with each other ahead of the English League Cup third-round football match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium in Derby, central England on September 20, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on as Roberto Firmino warms up prior to the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Nigel Pearson (L), Manager of Derby County talks to Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool prior to the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Nigel Pearson (L), Manager of Derby County shakes hands with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool prior to the EFL Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Liverpool at iPro Stadium on September 20, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Liverpool eased into the last 16 of the EFL Cup as the goals continued to flow for Jurgen Klopp's side with a 3-0 win at Derby.

Ragnar Klavan, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi were all on the scoresheet as the Reds took their tally to 19 in seven matches this season.

This was the fourth time they have scored three or more and Klavan was their 10th different scorer, highlighting the work Klopp has done in terms of strengthening the team not just in manpower but in the options available.

In two cup games this season they have racked up eight goals, albeit against SkyBet Championship sides.

The return of Roberto Firmino, who missed the win at Chelsea with a minor groin problem, highlighted how much he oils the wheels in the final third as his link-up play, particularly with Brazil team-mate Coutinho, and ability to run into the spaces was again top drawer.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius made his debut as one of seven changes from Friday's win at Chelsea but, even with no Daniel Sturridge in the squad, it was by no means a weakened side.

Klopp insists he does not have a number one goalkeeper but Karius, a £4.7million summer signing from Mainz, wears that digit on his shirt and this was essentially the start of his bid to depose Simon Mignolet.

In truth the manager would not have learned much as, apart from late on in the first half when the German reacted quickly to dash out of his area to dispossess Darren Bent, Karius was untroubled.

He did show an aptitude and composure with the ball at his feet, something Mignolet does not, but it was in the other penalty area where that was displayed best midway through the half.

Derby captain Richard Keogh made a hash of trying to clear Coutinho's corner and Klavan reacted quickest to stab home from close range.

Liverpool's half-time lead should have been greater as Derby, 20th in the Championship and struggling for goals, stood off their opponents and conceded large amounts of territory.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell, with good saves from Origi from close range and Coutinho from distance, kept it competitive until five minutes after the break.

The fit-again Firmino played an exquisitely-weighted return pass to his Brazilian team-mate whose low finish effectively ended the game as a contest.

All doubt was extinguished five minutes later when Origi smashed home an angled drive from Coutinho's through-ball after Firmino won the ball back on the edge of Derby's penalty area.

Mitchell continued to do his best, denying Firmino from close range, but with the result in the bag Klopp sent on Danny Ings for his first appearance of the season and handed a debut to promising academy 18-year-old Ovie Ejaria to further enhance his options.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Eden Hazard of Chelsea battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool look on from the touchline during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva (L) stands alongside Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp as Klopp shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on September 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea reacts from the touchline during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Oscar of Chelsea makes a spectacular attempt to reach the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool (14) celebrates with team mates Dejan Lovren as he scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool (14) celebrates with team mate Dejan Lovren as he scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois jumps but fails to to save a long-range shot from Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson to score his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on September 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
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