Carabao Cup Preston vs Liverpool 0-2: Liverpool wins a place in the EFL Cup quarter-final thanks to 2-0 win over Preston North End on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to his starting lineup from the 5-0 win against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, giving two teenagers their complete senior squad debut.
Despite being heavy favorites, the team was unable to trouble the Preston for long periods of time.
The hosts came near to scoring on several occasions, the first in the 25th minute when Brad Potts unleashed a drive from the edge of the box, but Adrian produced a remarkable save to prevent the effort from going into the roof of the net.
Preston came back in the 28th minute, with Sean Maguire pushing Adrian into another save.
Almost immediately, Ryan Ledson met a rebound inside the penalty area and fired a fast strike towards the middle of the goal that beat the keeper, only for a goal-line clearance to be made by a defender.
Just after an hour mark when Neco Williams sent a cross into the box, which Minamino latched onto and stroked inside the left post.
After arriving first on a rebound ball, Divock Origi made it 2-0 with a superb back-heel finish.