Liverpool player ratings gallery: three 5/10s but starlet gets 8/10 in Derby County win

Liverpool player ratings from the penalty shootout win against Derby County in the Carabao Cup third round at Anfield.

Liverpool ensured they did not suffer a shock upset at the start of their Carabao Cup defence as they edged past Derby County on penalties.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw after 90 minutes before winning the shootout 3-2 to move into the fourth round.

The first half was a dull affair, with neither side creating any clear-cut chances. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fizzed a volley not too far wide before Layton Stewart hooked an effort over the crossbar.

Liverpool played virtually the entire second half in Derby’s half. Klopp called in the cavalry when he made a triple substitution to bring on Darwin Nunez, Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott.

And it was Elliott who went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock when his deft touch was saved by Wildsmith.

Yet Liverpool could not find a breakthrough and the League One visitors held out for penalties.

And keeper Caoimhin Kelleher made three huge saves before Elliott stepped up to stroke home the winning spot-kick.

Here’s how we rated the Liverpool players.