Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has saluted a "very serious" and "professional" performance from his team in the EFL Cup against Burton Albion this evening.

Divock Origi put the Reds ahead after just 15 minutes with a close range flick, while it was 2-0 in the 22nd minute when Nathaniel Clyne picked out Roberto Firmino, who made no mistake with his header.

The Reds added a third just past the hour mark through a Tom Naylor own goal, before Daniel Sturridge tapped in to make it 4-0 in the 78th minute.

Sturridge then treated himself to Liverpool's fifth in the 83rd minute with a thumping effort, compounding Burton's misery as the visitors registered a 5-0 win.

Klopp was delighted and praised a professional performance by his men against the Championship outfit.


"This was a very serious, professional display from our side", Klopp told Sky Sports.

"There were nice goals – nothing to criticise. It was humid today – not easy for either team.

"We gave a few players match-time because that's important. Some only got minutes in pre-season", the Liverpool boss added.

The Reds will now wait to discover their opponent in the next round with the draw due tomorrow.