Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed his ‘dominant’ Reds side as they beat Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield to reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.
A first-half goal from Nathaniel Clyne was enough to seal their route through to the last eight, after an audacious back-heel from Joao Teixeira was cleared off the line.
They couldn’t add to the solitary strike but saw out the remaining time relatively comfortably to give Klopp his first win since succeeding Brendan Rodgers on Merseyside.
As well as Teixeira, Cameron Brannagan and Connor Randall were given starts, as Klopp took a look at some of his youngsters.
The German said: “My first win feels better than a draw! I’m really satisfied because this team had never played together and the young players did really well.
“We had many chances against a side which played with nearly their first team. We were dominant, played football and got the win we deserved.
“It was very important to win because we decided to go with a new team. To win is always good for the feeling of the whole team.”
Liverpool’s reward is a trip to Southampton in the last eight, with whom they drew 1-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Source : Mirror Football