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​Klopp: Liverpool players highlighted importance of EFL Cup​

Jurgen Klopp feels his Liverpool side showed just how important the EFL Cup is to the club.

The Reds defeated Derby County 3-0 in the third round of the league cup at iPro Stadium and Klopp feels the performance indicated that the players have placed emphasis on the competition.

"What can I say? I said already this is a very important tournament for us," he said.

"Not only for me, it's not because I say it's an important tournament for us.

"For the players, it can be a very important tournament. If it is like this, you have to show it from the first second.

"Why should I go and make some magic things in a meeting that they [then] think it's an important tournament?

"It is and so let's go for it?"

Ragnar Klavan opened his scoring account for Liverpool in the first half before Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi wrapped up proceedings early in the second half.

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