Liverpool player ratings after EFL Cup victory over Leeds United: Rookie 9/10

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrate after the game

Liverpool progressed to the Semi-Finals of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 victory over Leeds United.

Anfield witnessed their youngest ever goal scorer and a super display from their teenage full back throughout their 2-0 win against the Championship outfit.

Here's how Liverpool's players rated in the EFL Cup Quarter-Final success against Leeds United.

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their first goal with Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold

GK: Simon Mignolet (6/10) – The Belgian stopper made an important early save from a Hadi Sacko effort, but struggled to claim a high ball from a Leeds corner later in the first half. Mignolet’s lack of recent game time showed on a couple of error-prone occasions, but he was solid enough.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (9/10) – Another encouraging evening for Alexander-Arnold - who was comfortable in possession and progressed beyond the Leeds’ midfield to support Liverpool’s attacks from wide areas. Provided an outstanding cross for Divock Origi’s 75th minute goal. Liverpool’s best player on the night.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold

CB: Ragnar Klavan (6/10) – The Estonian defender hasn’t looked convincing for Liverpool since joining in the summer. Leeds’ Kemar Roofe caused Klavan problems throughout the encounter. Certainly has a lot to do to dislodge Matip and Lovren in Klopp’s first team.

CB: Lucas Leiva (6/10) – The dependable professional that is Lucas tried to organise Klopp’s back line but is not a natural central defender. Alongside Klavan, Lucas looked vulnerable against Leeds’ counter attacks – particularly in the second half.

LB: Alberto Moreno (6/10) – A typical Alberto Moreno performance. Enthusiastic and energetic heading forward from left back – but yet again proved that defensive discipline and positional sense is a major flaw in the Spaniard’s game. Played his part of a chaotic looking defensive spell mid way through the second half.

Liverpool's Emre Can shoots wide

CM: Emre Can (7/10) – The Germany international covered plenty of ground in a workman-like box-to-box performance. Can’s distribution was effective and he was able to get the better of Leeds’ combative midfield.

CM: Kevin Stewart (7/10) – Deployed as a deep-lying playmaker, Stewart dictated the tempo of Liverpool’s play and was impressive throughout a performance that defied his inexperience. Energetic and balanced off both feet, Stewart possesses plenty of potential to impact further for Klopp’s Liverpool. Replaced by 17-year-old Ben Woodburn (8/10), who in the 80th minute became Liverpool’s youngest ever scorer when making the score 2-0.

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn and manager Juergen Klopp celebrate after the game

CM: Georgino Wjinaldum (7/10) – Grew into the game after a largely ineffectual first half, in which the Netherlands international held on to the ball too often when seemingly better options presented themselves. Came close to scoring in the second half when his strike hit the post and assisted Ben Woodburn’s first Liverpool goal on 80 minutes.

FW: Ovie Ejaria (6/10) – A confident and positive first half display from the Liverpool teenager, who struggled to find the same momentum after half time. Ejaria was replaced by former Leeds player James Milner in the 82nd minute.

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their first goal

FW: Divock Origi (7/10) – The Belgium forward was a constant threat due to his pace and movement. However, Leeds managed to subdue Origi’s goal threat until the 75th minute, when the 21-year-old turned in Alexander-Arnold’s cross to make the score 1-0.

FW: Sadio Mane (6/10) – not the most-memorable appearance from Mane, who always looked to get beyond Leeds’ defence despite his lack of success.

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