90+2' The ref blows his whistle to bring an end to the game. Liverpool have made it two wins in two in the EFL, scoring 8 goals and conceding none so far. Quite a start for the Reds. Klopp will be happy with the result. His men put on a decent performance, but it wasn't without shortcomings. Nigel Pearson's men put in a good effort, but in the end Liverpool were too much to handle. They could and should have had a goal or two, but the finishing wasn't clinical enough.
90+1' Looks like it will be a clean sheet for Loris Karius on his Liverpool debut.
90+1' Two minutes added on at the end of the second half.
88' The Reds have certainly taken the foot off the gas now. They're lying deep, absorbing pressure and breaking on the counter. A few lazy passes here and there, but nothing of too much concern for now, considering they have a three goal cushion.
84' Liverpool are cruising. Their attack works like a well-oiled machine. A defender's nightmare. The Liverpool defence can be a little shaky at times. They've shown a few vulnerabilities, but Derby haven't been able to exploit them.
78' Ejaria replaces Roberto Firmino to make his debut. That's Liverpool's last substitution.
75' Danny Ings showed great strength and tenacity to carry the ball till the opposition box. He had a defender leaning on him, and eventually went down in the box, but the referee is having none of it. Play on.
73' Corner for Derby. Will Hughes puts the ball in the box. Keogh got his head to the ball, but his effort went just wide of the post.
68' Liverpool are clearly dominant now, keeping the ball, playing easy passes and trying to frustrate the opposition.
63' Coutinho makes his way off the field as the travelling support show their appreciation for him. He has been replaced by Danny Ings. For Derby, Olsson goes off and his place is taken by Lowe.
61' Liverpool should've had their fourth there. Grujic picked out Coutinho inside the box with a cross. Coutinho squared it off for Firmino, who scuffed his shot, allowing Mitchell to make the save.
57' Changes from both sides. Weimann makes way for Elsnik for Derby, while Henderson comes off to accommodate Emre Can.
54' That's three for Liverpool. Coutinho found Origi in the box with a nice ball, and the Belgian made absolutely no mistake with a great finish to rocket the ball past Mitchell.
52' That second goal has afforded Liverpool some breathing space. They have some room for error now. Though Klopp won't accept any of those.
50' Another Liverpool goal! Firmino played an absolutely exquisite ball through to Coutinho in the box. The little magician was never going to miss from there.
45' We're back for the second half. Derby get the game underway from kick-off. Nigel Pearson has made a change at half-time in an effort to turn the game in Derby's favour. Tom Ince has entered the fray in place of Chris Baird.
45+2' The referee blows his whistle to bring a close to the first half. Liverpool go into the break with a one-goal lead. Klopp will be telling his men that he expects better from them. Liverpool looked good for most parts of the half, but the German won't be happy with some of the silly errors made by his players. Nigel Pearson won't be too upset to be only one down at half-time, but he will rue that missed chance by Bent at the stroke of half-time.
45+1' Derby should be level here. Darren Bent made his way to the Liverpool box looking menacing, but Karius timed his charge perfectly and managed to take the ball away from the striker. Close call.
45' The fourth official holds up the board, indicating that there will be two minutes of added time to be played at the end of the regulation 45.
43' Nice move from the Rams. Olsson charged down the left flank and played a great cross into the box. Darren Bent got his head to the ball, but couldn't make the ideal contact. His effort wasn't any trouble at all for Karius, who hasn't had much to do so far in his debut,
42' Divock Origi tests the keeper from distance. Not a bad effort.
39' Coutinho takes a direct shot from a free-kick way out. He comes close, forcing Mitchell to palm the ball over the bar at his near post.
38' Another Liverpool attack, but Divock Origi messed it up by cutting back unnecessarily and then playing a poor ball through forward.
34' Derby managed to make their way to the Liverpool box. It was a good-looking attack, but it fell apart as one of the forwards was called offside.
28' Great move from Liverpool. Origi and Firmino linked up very well and showed quick, slick feet in the build-up. Nothing comes of it though.
24' Goal for Liverpool! Ragnar Klavan gets his first goal for the Reds. The Derby defenders failed to clear a corner whipped into the box. The ball fell kindly for the centre-back, who whacked the ball into the back of the net.
21' Liverpool are having a little trouble breaking down the Derby County defence. The Rams are sitting back and answering all the questions the Liverpool attack have asked of them so far.
16' Henderson is down, as he appears to have picked up a knock.
15' Derby are now doing better to hold on to the ball, mounting an attack or two of their own.
11' Derby County are finding it difficult to hold on to the ball. Liverpool are dominating possession, and win it back from Derby almost as soon as they concede the ball.
8' Firmino takes a pop at goal from range. He comes close with a good effort.
5' Corner to the Reds. Henderson played it short to Coutinho, who whipped the ball into the box, but nobody in a red shirt was able to get to it. Goal kick.
3' Liverpool have gotten off on the front foot, patiently building up an attack, waiting for the right passes and the right gaps.
1' The teams are ready for kick-off. Liverpool get the action started from the centre as the ref blows his whistle to get the game underway.
Both teams have announced their starting line-ups.
Derby County: Mitchell; Christie, Keogh, Baird, Olsson; Hughes Johnson, Pearce, Butterfield, Weimann; Bent.
Liverpool: Karius; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Moreno; Lucas, Grujic, Henderson; Coutinho, Firmino, Origi.
Derby County vs Liverpool Match Preview
Derby County come into this game after a rough start to their Championship season with just one win, three draws and four losses in eight games. Nigel Pearson’s men clearly have troubles in the finishing department, having managed to score only two goals so far. The Rams have reached the third round of the EFL Cup by beating a couple of League Two sides. They defeated Grimsby Town 1-0 in the first game. They then faced Carlisle United. The match ended 1-1 after extra time, and was settled by penalties, with the Rams edging it 15-14.
Liverpool are in a good run of form, having beaten Leicester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, and drawn with Tottenham Hotspur in their first five fixtures of the English Premier League. Liverpool comfortably cruised past the previous round of the EFL, crushing Burton Albion 5-0 in the process. These two teams last clashed in the league cup in October 1977, and the Reds will be hoping for a repeat of that performance, in which they won 2-0 at Anfield.
Derby County vs Liverpool Team News
The Rams’ striker Andreas Weimann may get a run out today, after recovering from a knee injury. Pearson will be without Matej Vydra and Ikechi Anya, both of whom are cup-tied, having participated in the same competition for Watford before making the move to Derby County.
Roberto Firmino has recovered from his groin injury, and may play a part in today’s game. Emre Can is also likely to feature today, after finally recovering from an ankle issue he picked up against Burton Albion in the previous round. Another German, Loris Karius is set to make his first start for the Reds. He broke his hand soon after making the switch from FSV Mainz to Liverpool, but is now fit to service his new club.
Derby County vs Liverpool Kick-off
Venue: iPro Stadium
Kick-off time: 21st September, 12:15am IST
Derby County vs Liverpool H2H (Head to Head)
Liverpool have a massive upper hand when these two teams have played against each other. In the last 26 meetings between the two sides, Liverpool have won 21, losing three and drawing two. The Rams haven’t been able to score in three of the four last times they’ve played against Liverpool at home.
Derby County vs Liverpool Probable Line-ups
Derby County: Carson; Christie, Keogh, Baird, Olsson; Ince, Butterfield, Johnson, Weimann; Blackman, Bent
Liverpool: Karius; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Stewart, Can; Firmino, Origi, Coutinho; Ings