Photos: Daniel Sturridge brace gives Liverpool 2-1 win over Spurs in League Cup

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Daniel Sturridge inspired Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup round of 16 on Tuesday night.

The 27-year-old was one of 11 changes made by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp as he looked to lead his side to their third successive League Cup quarter-final.

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his first appearance, while Ovie Ejaria was handed his full debut, joining fellow youngster Marko Grujic in midfield in a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Marko Grujic in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a bold approach by Klopp, and he was rewarded after just nine minutes, with Grujic creating Liverpool’s opener.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the Reds on the break, the Serbian’s deflected shot fell into the path of Sturridge, who poked the ball past Michel Vorm to make it 1-0.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alberto Moreno, making his first start for Liverpool since September 20, was lively throughout, enjoying a fierce duel with Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sturridge had further chances to put Liverpool ahead before the break, but he was unable to beat Vorm again despite showing a strong partnership with Divock Origi up front, with Jonathan Moss calling for half-time at 1-0.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Football League Cup 4th Round match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mauricio Pochettino’s side looked to put the Liverpool defence to the sword after the break, with Estonian centre-back Ragnar Klavan struggling to gain a foothold on the contest.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

But, as is often the case with Klopp’s Reds, their attack was there to bail them out, with Sturridge finally slotting past Vorm for his second on the hour mark.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Tottenham Hotspur with team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum were instrumental in threading Sturridge through one-on-one to make it 2-0, with the Dutch midfielder clearly delighted with his team-mate’s effort.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's Danny Ings in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp was able to introduce peripheral figure Danny Ings with 22 minutes to play, with the striker brought on to a great reception from Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is beaten as Tottenham Hotspur's Vincent Janssen score a goal from the penalty spot during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

But with Ings missing a promising opening shortly after, Spurs went up the other end and won a penalty, with Vincent Janssen beating Simon Mignolet from the spot after Lucas Leiva had fouled Erik Lamela.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Alberto Moreno after the 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds were able to hold on, however, and Klopp charged onto the field at full-time to embrace his much-changed side.

Liverpool are now 10 games unbeaten in all competitions, for the first time in a year, and can now look towards the League Cup quarter-final draw on Wednesday night.

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