Liverpool beat Stoke City 1-0 at the Britannia stadium in the League Cup semi-final first-leg tie.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp picked a strong side going into the game with first-team regulars Emre Can, Coutinho and Lucas all starting.
Jordan Ibe scored the one and only goal of the game on 37 minutes to give the Reds an important away victory.
Can put on another hard working performance working assiduously in midfield making the joint highest number of tackles (4) and also helped keep possession making the joint highest number of passes (43).
Liverpool host Stoke City at Anfield for the return leg on January 26 January 2016.
Stoke City 0-1 Liverpool
Kick-Off: 20:00 (GMT)
Stadium: Britannia Stadium
Stoke City predicted line-up: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Cameron, Whelan, Afellay; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic.
Subs: Haugaard, Joselu, Wilson, Ginkel, Adam, Walters, Crouch
Manager: Mark Hughes
Liverpool predicted line-up: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Allen, Coutinho, Lallana, Firmino
Subs: Bogdan, Milner, Benteke, Brannagan, Ibe, Smith, Randall
Manger: Jurgen Klopp
Goals: 37′ Ibe