Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring a brace against Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool assured themselves of a place in the Quarter-Finals of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, thanks to two Daniel Sturridge strikes, and his strike partner spoke to the Reds website of the team's ambitions in the competition following the game.
Sturridge had six shots on target against Spurs last night - the most he has ever had in a match for Liverpool - as the England international spearheaded an exciting three-pronged front line alongside 18-year-old Ovie Ejaria and Divock Origi.
Liverpool's Divock Origi in action with Tottenham's Eric Dier
After the victory, Origi, who was making his first Liverpool start since the 5-0 victory over Derby County in the previous round, outlined that Liverpool are aiming to win the EFL Cup this season and will continue to take the competition seriously.
Origi told the club's official website, "We're here and we want to go until the end. It won't be easy, but we showed a lot of character."
The 21-year-old Belgian international - who was unlucky not to score against Spurs - reiterated the belief that exists within Jurgen Klopp's squad and praised the high standard that exists at Anfield this season. Origi continued, "We just have to play with a big heart every time and I'm sure that we have the quality to go until the end."
Liverpool's Divock Origi suffering from cramp in the second half
“At the beginning we had to find each other, we also changed the formation, but the coach told us just to play with our qualities and that he believed in us 100 per cent, and we have a lot of quality in the group.”
Liverpool will discover their Quarter-Final opponents after the final ties of the round are played - and could potentially face an encounter against Manchester City - who defeated Liverpool in the Final of last season's competition - Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, or even a nostalgic reunion with former boss Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United.
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores their second goal