Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has his eyes set on another Wembley appearance after his side eased into the last-16 of the EFL Cup.
Ragnar Klavan’s first goal for the club was followed after the break by strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi as Derby County proved no match for Klopp’s free-scoring Reds, who have racked up 19 in seven games this season – and that includes a 2-0 defeat at Burnley.
Liverpool were losing finalists against Manchester City in this competition last season and Klopp is keen to go back to Wembley in order to make amends.
“This is a very important tournament for us, for the players, and we have to show it from the first second. Let’s go for it,” he said.
“You need to be 100 per cent professional in games like this, which could be difficult, but we were ready for every opportunity.
“We were better (against Derby) and we deserved to win. We created plenty of chances. Could we have done better? Yes. But is that important? No.
“We could’ve been better in the first half with the last pass and in the second with our counter-attack but we will take 3-0 all day.
“The pleasing thing is we’re not surprised by it.”