Photos: Origi and Woodburn send Liverpool to League Cup victory over Leeds United

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Liverpool sealed their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over Championship side Leeds United on Tuesday night.

The Reds welcome Garry Monk’s Leeds to Anfield for their quarter-final clash, with Jurgen Klopp making eight changes to the side that won 2-0 at home to Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's substitute Ben Woodburn during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Steven Gerrard watching on from the stands, Ben Woodburn was named on the substitutes’ bench for the second game running.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's captain Lucas Leiva in action against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva wore the captain’s armband, with Jordan Henderson and James Milner settling for a place alongside Woodburn.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Leeds United's Kemar Roofe during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can was one of just three players, along with Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane, retained from the weekend, and took part in a fierce battle in the middle of the park.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Leeds made some dangerous strides into the final third, with the likes of Alberto Moreno needing to be on their toes in defensive situations.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in action against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria both made their second starting appearances for the club, and were in excellent at right-back and central midfield respectively.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp gives the thumbs up during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match against Leeds United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at half-time, but Klopp remained patient, waiting until the 66th minute to send Woodburn on for Kevin Stewart.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the first goal against Leeds United with team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Before Woodburn could make an impact, Alexander-Arnold sent Divock Origi through for Liverpool’s opener, bending a sensational cross behind the defence for the Belgian to nudge home.

This provided the lift the home side needed, and six minutes later, Woodburn netted the Reds’ second of the night, becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring the second goal against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn scores the second goal against Leeds United, to become the club's youngest ever goal-scorer, during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring the second goal against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This was an emphatic moment for all of Merseyside, with Woodburn swarmed by his team-mates and, at full-time, embraced by a proud German.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool players celebrate with goal-scorer Ben Woodburn after the 2-0 victory over Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's goal-scorer Ben Woodburn is hugged by manager Jürgen Klopp after the 2-0 victory over Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool now await the semi-final draw, where they could face Hull City, who have already qualified, or any of, Arsenal, Southampton, Man United and West Ham.

Klopp’s side are now unbeaten in 15 games, with Woodburn’s strike yet another positive in a remarkable season so far.

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