Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi and each scored to give Liverpool a 2-0 win over Preston North End and advance to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup.
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Minamino broke the stalemate in the 62nd minute on he slotted in Neco Williams' clip across the box, with Origi doubling the lead late in the 84th with highlight-reel backheel effort.
Jurgen Klopp's side withstood a lacklustre first half at Deepdale that saw keeper Adrian keep the Championship hosts at bay and keep it scoreless going into the break.
The home side's finishing in front of goal turned costly as Minamino guided Williams's cross into the back of the net, allow the Reds to settle down and enjoy great spells of possession.
The game was sealed in the 84th minute when Kostas Tsimikas put in a hopeful cross that deflected off of the bar, allowing Williams again to divert the ball with Origi spectacularly flicking the it over Preston netminder Declan Rudd.