Cody Gakpo

Liverpool Stages Remarkable Comeback to Reach Carabao Cup Fourth Round

September 28, 2023 5:59 am

Liverpool produced another thrilling comeback, this time in the Carabao Cup, securing a 3-1 victory over Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Reds found themselves trailing to an early Kasey McAteer goal, just three minutes into the game. Despite the early setback, Liverpool created numerous scoring opportunities in the first half but couldn’t convert.

Cody Gakpo came to the rescue, leveling the score at 1-1 in the 48th minute with a clinical finish. The turning point came when substitute Dominik Szoboszlai unleashed a powerful shot into the top corner to put Liverpool ahead in the second period. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

Diogo Jota sealed the victory with a late backheel goal in front of the Kop, securing Liverpool’s place in the next stage of the competition.

Curtis Jones captained the team and was the only player to retain his place in the starting XI from the previous weekend’s victory over West Ham United.

In the first half, Leicester capitalized on a counter-attack from a Reds set-piece, with Kasey McAteer finding the net. Liverpool responded with a series of near misses, including a shot that hit the crossbar and a goal-line clearance by the Leicester defense.

The second half began with a quick goal for Liverpool, as Gakpo struck a precise shot into the bottom right corner. Szoboszlai came close to extending the lead, with his header hitting the bar.

Liverpool’s determination was evident when Darwin Nunez and Szoboszlai were introduced from the bench. Szoboszlai’s thunderous strike from long range found the net, giving Liverpool the lead.

Defensively, Jarell Quansah made crucial interventions, ensuring Leicester couldn’t find an equalizer. In the closing minutes, Quansah set up Jota’s goal with a brilliant run and assist, securing Liverpool’s victory.

This dramatic turnaround showcased Liverpool’s resilience and fighting spirit, making them a force to be reckoned with in the Carabao Cup. Jurgen Klopp’s men continue their journey in the competition, ready to face new challenges in the fourth round. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.