The best photos as Liverpool beat MK Dons in League Cup third round

25 September 2019

Liverpool beat MK Dons 2-0 in the League Cup third round on Wednesday evening, with Ki-Jana Hoever scoring on his full Reds debut.


Jurgen Klopp made wholesale changes, with none of the starting 11 from Sunday’s Premier League match at Chelsea even in the squad, debuts were handed to goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, winger Harvey Elliott and striker Rhian Brewster.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's Rhian Brewster during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Elliott was Liverpool’s most lively player throughout, with one beautiful first-half cross leading to James Milner heading wide.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner sees his header go wide during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was Milner who opened the scoring shortly before half-time after his stinging half-volley was fumbled over the line by MK Dons goalkeeper Stuart Moore.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mate Curtis Jones during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Naby Keita played for two-thirds of the game, and although he failed to catch the eye, it was an invaluable run-out for the Guinean on his return from injury.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's Naby Keita during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, like Keita, was a little subdued, but one superb effort flew off the post in the second half.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Hoever doubled the lead with a well-taken header, becoming the fourth-youngest goalscorer in Liverpool’s history – behind Ben Woodburn, Michael Owen and Jordan Rossiter.

Herbie Kane earned his Reds debut late in the day, as did Sepp van den Berg, while Pedro Chirivella made his first appearance at this level since May 2016.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's Herbie Kane during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp applauded the travelling away supporters after the final whistle, with the fourth round draw pitching the Reds at home to Arsenal in late October.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp applauds the travelling supporters after the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between MK Dons FC and Liverpool FC at Stadium MK. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up is a trip to Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime, as Liverpool look to retain their 100 percent start to the season.

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