The Europa League remains winnable - and the FA Cup has yet to start - but Brendan Rodgers must have the League Cup as the highest priority for the Merseyside club, with the Reds already in the quarter final.
A tie with Championship side Bournemouth at Dean Court on Wednesday evening awaits, and, whilst it would be suggested that the Premier League side are favourites, current form for both sides would claim otherwise. Goals have been free flowing for the Cherries, and they head into the game on the back of a 5-3 victory over Cardiff - their 12th game without defeat. For Liverpool, a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United precedes the League Cup tie, and although they were on a run of five games without defeat before the loss at Old Trafford, goals have been hard to come by, and defensive issues are still well documented in the Reds ranks.
With the need to return to winning ways, it is highly likely that Rodgers will field a relatively full-strength side, and Kolo Toure - who is sure to start at the centre of defence - wants to see the side go all the way in the cup to recover from their European exit.
“It is a very important game for us and we'll give all we have got to win it,” the former Arsenal central defender told the official Liverpool website. “Every game is really important for us.
“We can go really far in the Capital One Cup and it's very important to win a trophy. What we need to do is be focused, believe in yourself and work hard in training.
“Tough times come and go, and this will go. Last season was a great season and this season is more difficult, but a good team always comes back from a difficult time.”