Photos: Liverpool notch 5-0 win over Burton Albion in League Cup 2nd round

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Liverpool made light work of their League Cup second-round clash with Burton Albion on Tuesday night, sealing a 5-0 victory.

Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool

League Cup – Pirelli Stadium – Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Goals: Origi 15′, Firmino 22′, Naylor O.G. 61′, Sturridge 78′, 82′

The Reds were drawn against Nigel Clough’s Brewers as they looked to build on last season’s League Cup final appearance, with the Championship side representing an interesting test.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Joel Matip in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp fielded a strong starting lineup, including a debut for Joel Matip, first starts of 2016/17 for Emre Can and Divock Origi and a return for Sadio Mane following a shoulder injury.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the first goal against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was Mane and Origi who made a near immediate impact at the Pirelli Stadium, with the Belgian flicking home his new team-mate’s cutback following a powerful run towards the byline on 15 minutes.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the second goal against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the second goal against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino made it 2-0 shortly after, heading Nathaniel Clyne‘s excellent cross beyond former Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the second goal against Burton Albion with team-mate Adam Lallana during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Brazilian was in fine spirits, and fine form, despite taking up an unnatural position on the left-hand side of Klopp’s 4-3-3.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana looked to pull the strings on the flanks of Klopp’s three-man midfield, with the latter in particular making his mark with some fine runs into the box.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Sadio Mane in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mane was the star of the show, however, and will perhaps be disappointed to leave the Pirelli without a goal of his own.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Lee Naylor sent the ball past Bywater to make it 3-0 just after the hour mark, Klopp brought on Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge, with the latter producing a determined display.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sturridge scored twice in five minutes, with the second the result of an excellent sweeping move involving Mane and left-back James Milner.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's James Milner sets-up the fourth goal against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Milner and Clyne were in hugely encouraging form throughout, providing much-needed width with surging runs from deep, and the latter may have been named Man of the Match were it not for Mane.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Divock Origi after the 5-0 victory over Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can is treated for an injury during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injuries to Can and Origi late on dampened the mood slightly, with the German’s ankle problem potentially serious, but the Reds can look towards the third round with optimism after an empathic win.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 5-0 victory over Burton Albion during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at the Pirelli Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After watching his side respond to Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Burnley in style, Klopp can hope for a similarly dominant display against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on August 27.


Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool


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