If there has been one key feature from the early weeks of Liverpool's season, it's been Jurgen Klopp's ability to showcase his new-found strength in depth on a weekly basis.
File this deserved Carabao Cup triumph against Leicester City alongside Newcastle United, Wolves and LASK. With just eight games played, Klopp is already carving out consistent results by utilising everyone within his ranks. It hasn't always been the case but the manager has an embarrassment of riches in a squad that is now 19 games unbeaten dating back to early April.
For the fifth time this season, the Reds won 3-1 and this time it was achieved without having to trouble Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker or Andy Robertson, who all had the night off, and captain Virgil van Dijk and Luis Diaz who both kicked their heels on the bench. Throw in the fact that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara still have to come back into the fold and it’s clear the manager has assembled a sensational squad.
Game-changing substitutions at pivotal junctures has been a consistent theme for Klopp and the Reds boss is calling it to perfection virtually every week just now. This time, it was the arrivals of Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai, in particular, that steered the game Liverpool's way after Cody Gakpo has cancelled out Kasey McAteer's early opener at the Kop end. The Reds' reward is a fourth-round trip to Premier League rivals Bournemouth.
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