FT: Liverpool 4 Notts County 2

119
It's all over at Anfield and Liverpool are through to the next round with a 4-2 win after extra-time. They didn't half make hard work of it though.

118
Sturridge is playing the last few minutes at walking pace, much like the rest of the Liverpool side. Notts County look understandably exhausted.

117
Ibe tries to work an opening before passing to Gerrard who sends the ball all the way back to Agger. They're comfortably in control of this game now with minutes remaining.

115
Bialkowski claims Henderson's cross after a great surging run forward from the midfielder. He has been excellent since his introduction.

113
Agger gets a strong header on the corner to clear for a throw-in.

112
Mignolet turns Arquin's cross behind for a corner.

111
Liverpool's Premier League class is starting to show as they've got that extra stamina over Notts County. Valiant effort from the visitors nevertheless.

110
Liverpool continue to attack and Gerrard almost gets lucky, but County clear their lines.

108
That's surely game over for Liverpool as Jordan Henderson makes it 4-2 with an excellent solo goal, nutmegging Liddle before slotting past Bialkowski. 4-2

106
Ibe's speculative effort flies over the bar from distance.

105
Notts County get us back underway.

It's 3-2 to Liverpool at half-time in extra-time. What a game.

105+3
Liverpool are back in front and it's Daniel Sturridge. Coutinho played him in on the counter-attack and his strike crept under Bialkowski who couldn't get a strong enough hand on it. 3-2.

105+3
Enda Stevens wants a penalty after being bundled over in the box but Stuart Attwell dismisses his claims.

105+2
Notts County are enjoyed the better of the play as the break approaches. They look very comfortable on the ball.

Raheem Sterling goes into the book for a late challenge.

105+1
Coutinho is outnumbered as he tries to create an opening and the visitors clear.

105
Four minutes of added time in this first-half of extra-time.

104
Sterling nicks the ball from Coombes on the edge of the area to stop County from getting into a shooting position.

103
Every successful Notts County pass is being greeted with huge cheers from the away end. "It's just like watching Juve," is the chant as they dominate possession.

102
Play resumes after a brief stoppage for that Toure injury.

101
Kolo Toure is stretchered off and Liverpool are down to 10 men.

100
Liverpool could be forced to play out the remainder of extra-time with 10 men as the stretcher comes onto the field for Toure.

99
Worrying for Liverpool as Toure is down recieving treatment in the Livepool box. Seemed a fairly innocuous challenge but he looks to be in pain.

98
The free-kick is whipped towards Arquin but Johnson rises to head away.

7
Wisdom is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Coombes.

97
Wisdom hacks down Coombes by the corner flag. Free-kick to Notts County in a good crossing position. Dangerous for Liverpool.

96
Henderson is wasteful in possession, misplacing his pass looking for Ibe and Notts County clear.

95
Coutinho should do better as he places the ball into Bialkowski's arms following a Liverpool counter-attack.

95
It's hard to imagine that Brendan Rodgers will have wanted the likes of Gerrard and Sturridge to play 120 minutes of football tonight with such a big game at the weekend. He's used all three subs so he hasn't got much choice now though.

94
Coombes delivery into the area is collect by MIgnolet after the Liverpool defenders made a brave call to leave it.

93
Sterling's ball over the top is too heavy for Sturridge and Bialkowski can collect.

92
Coutinho whips a ball towards goal where Toure is waiting, but County can get a block away.

91
Johnson has a bit of a tussle with Stevens by the corner flag and wins a free-kick with a chance to get a cross in.

91
Liverpool get the first-half of extra-time underway.

What an incredible cup tie this has been so far. The Capital One Cup didn't let us down for drama last season and it looks to be following suit again this time around. Great effort from Notts County and the game is now firmly in the balance. Extra-time and possibly penalties await.

It's going to extra-time at Anfield. A superb comeback from Notts County has earned the League One side a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.

90+3
Sturridge tees up Gerrard for a strike from the edge of the area, but his effort flies wide under pressure. Surely the last chance of the game.

90+2
Raheem Sterling slices his effort wide after great play from Glen Johnson who won the ball by the corner flag before cutting inside.

90+1
Sturridge chips over the bar after being played through. Should really have done better there.

90+1
"Attack, attack!" is the cry from the Notts County fans.

90
Four minutes of added time to be played.

89
Liddle tries to drive forward, but his pass is too strong for Coombes and it goes out for a Liverpool throw.

88
Liverpool throwing men forward in the dying minutes but Notts County have stood firm so far. Their players seem to be running on adrenaline at this point.

87
Agger heads Gerrard's corner high and wide.

86
Agger's pile-driver is deflected behind by Manny Smith. Liverpool corner.

86
Coutinho's cross is cleared as Liverpool now look desperate to regain the lead and avoid extra-time.

85
What a second-half this has been. Notts County have been excellent.

84
Liverpool try to get back in front immediately but Sturridge is offside after Coutinho's through ball.

Can you believe it?! From two down Notts County equalise through substitute Adam Coombes who slots away Arquin's pull-back from close-range. 2-2.

82
Ibe looks for a way through but he finds himself blocked by Labadie whose challenge is strong.

Adam Coombes replaces David Bell in an attacking change for Notts County.

80
Liverpool patiently trying to work an opening as they dominate possession.

79
Johnson blocks Thompson's strike on the edge of the area after Notts County worked themselves into a dangerous position.

78
Sturridge can't quite reach the loose ball as Bialkowski rushes off his line to smother him.

77
Ibe wins a throw-in in an attacking position for Liverpool. The 17-year old has been very impressive tonight.

76
Bialkowski meets Johnson's cross and clears upfield.

Sky Bet are offering a draw at 9/1 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Andre Boucaud replaces Mark Fotheringham for Notts County.

74
Wisdom strides forward for Liverpool but can't get the power behind his shot needed to test Bialkowski.

73
Sturridge should make it three as he heads wide Gerrard's floating cross whilst unmarked.

72
Sterling's cut-back is cleared after a great ball from Johnson. Nice play by Liverpool.

71
That substitution suggests that Brendan Rodgers doesn't feel this tie is quite over yet.

Philippe Coutinho comes on in place of Luis Alberto for the hosts.

70
Sterling searches for the run of Johnson, but his pass is over hit and it goes behind for a goal kick.

69
There's just over 20 minutes remaining at Anfield and Liverpool are starting to rediscover their flow as they look to secure their progression.

69
Curtis Thompson replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce for Notts County.

68
Big chance for Liverpool to put this tie to bed as Toure clips the post from close range. Should really have made it 3-1 there.

67
Liverpool win a corner after Sturridge's floated cross is headed behind by Liddle.

66
Sturridge tries to take the ball down with his chest on the edge of the area but his touch is heavy and it falls loose. Would have been better off shooting in that position on reflection.

65
Henderson wins a free-kick inside the Liverpool half as the visitors look buoyant after that goal.

64
The ball is in the back of the net for Liverpool but Johnson had already been flagged for offside.

63
Worrying for Liverpool who have already lost Cissokho to injury tonight. Brendan Rodgers will be hoping neither is too serious ahead of Manchester United's visit on Saturday.

Jordan Henderson replaces Joe Allen who looks to have picked up a knock. He limps off down the tunnel.

62
Poor defending from Liverpool in the build up to that goal although there were suspitions of offside against Arquin. Not that the 3,000 travelling fans mind, they're ecstatic.

Notts County pull a goal back through an Arquin header after Smith's header into the area. 2-1.

61
Bialkowski is forced to pull off a save at the other end as Johnson cuts inside on the left before striking on his favoured right foot. It's a comfortable stop in the end.

61
McGregor forces Mignolet into action as his low strike is saved by the Belgian who manages to cling onto it.

60
It's fair to say that Notts County have probably been the better team in the opening stages of this half. Very positive response from them.

59
Bell's deep corner is met by Labadie whose looping header evades Mignolet's post.

58
The corner is headed behind again by Agger.

58
McGregor wins a corner off Agger's heels after a driving run forward.

57
Sturridge's penalty claim is turned down after he turned away from his marker inside the area. It would have been harsh on Notts County to award a spot-kick for that.

56
Dumbuya embarks on a run towards goal before attempting to unleash a strike, but he can't get enough power on it and it rolls into the arms of Mignolet.

55
Andre Wisdom's delivery is poor as Bialkowski easily holds onto his cross.

54
The corner is headed clear before Ibe is flagged for offside.

53
Dumbuya does well to clip the ball behind for a corner as Johnson looks to get into the area.

52
Gerrard's free-kick is at a comfortable height for Bialkowski who gratefully collects.

51
First booking of the game as Campbell-Ryce is shown the yellow card for that challenge on Sterling.

51
Sterling is hacked down by Campbell-Ryce by the touchline. Needless challenge really.

50
Gerrard angles a ball towards Sterling who brings the ball down on his chest as the flag goes up for offside.

49
Notts County enjoying plenty of the ball in these opening stages to the second-half, but no real chances for them just yet.

48
Ibe is dispossessed on the edge of the area as he tries to twist his way into an opening after a smart ball from Gerrard.

47
Positive start to the second-half for County as Campbell-Ryce's cross is headed away by Agger with Arquin lurking.

46
Mignolet clears up after Fotheringham looks for the run of Arquin, but it's slighty heavy for the striker.

45
There's been no changes for either side at half-time.

45
Liverpool get the second-half underway at Anfield.

The Notts County team are already out warming up on the pitch, surely there's no way back into this game for Chris Kiwomya's side.

The referee signals for half-time and it's Liverpool who are in control. Well-taken goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge are the difference between the two sides.

45+1
McGregor's cross-field ball looking for Bell flies out for a Liverpool throw-in.

45
There will be two minutes of added time at the end of this first-half.

45
Gerrard plays a great ball over the top, looking for Sterling, but the youngster is flagged for offside.

44
Half-chance for Labadie who collects the ball on the edge of box, but he hesitates in shooting and Gerrard can beat him to it.

43
Arquin is back on his feet and play resumes as the stretcher is not needed.

42
Slight break in play as Arquin falls awkwardly after challenging for a header with Toure.

41
Sturridge storms forward but he's short of options and Notts County can eventually clear the danger.

40
Liverpool do break and Gerrard's effort clips the post before arrowing across the area after a neat ball from Sterling.

39
County started to get forward a bit more now but it's risking facing a Liverpool counter-attack.

38
The Anfield crowd appeal for a penalty after Ibe is bundled over inside the box. Liddle is lucky to get away with that one - it looked like a blatant shove, but the referee waves it on.

38
There's a glimmer of hope for the visitors who manage to get a cross into the area through Bell who looks for Manny Smith, only for the delivery to be headed away.

37
Bialkowski gratefully collects Joe Allen's strike from the edge of the area with ease.

36
Toure looks increasingly eager to get involved on the attacking action, he's been operating in more of a midfield role in the last few minutes. He seems very keen to shoot from distance.

35
Agger is unlucky not to make it three with a powerful header from the corner. Bialkowski pulls off a superb stop to tip his effort over the bar.

34
Toure sees his long-distance strike blocked after being urged to shoot by the crowd. Liverpool eventually win a corner.

33
Johnson is thwarted by Campbell-Ryce again down the left as he tries to work himself into a crossing position.

32
Notts County have had no joy whatsoever going forward, it's been plain sailing for Toure and Agger so far at the back.

31
Gerrard's inswinging corner looks for the run of Sturridge, but Liddle bravely manages to head to safety.

30
Johnson wins Liverpool a corner which Gerrard will take.

29
That's three goals in his opening three games for Sturridge this season, he's been very impressive so far tonight.

28
Sturridge doubles Liverpool's lead, firing past a helpless Bialkowski after Gerrard's pin-point pass. 2-0.

28
Daniel Sturridge has been operating from quite a deep position during this first-half and he's been doing a good job so far linking Ibe and Sterling.

27
Toure manages to get the ball away after Mustapha Dumbaya's cross is headed down by David Bell. A rare venture into the Liverpool box for the visitors.

26
Sterling sees his rising strike fly over the bar as he looks to add his second.

25
Ibe is unfortunate to see his pass for Gerrard intercepted on the edge of the area after a remarkable display of strength to see off three defenders.

24
There's some good, patient build-up play from Liverpool, but Campbell-Ryce does well to out-muscle Johnson near the corner flag and clear upfield.

23
Free-kick for Liverpool midway inside the Notts County half which Agger plays short to Allen.

22
Liverpool are in cruise control here as Sterling tries to force another opening.

21
Another chance for Liverpool to double their lead. Joe Allen finds Sturridge after a mazy run, but the striker's effort curls just wide of the post.

20
Sterling draws a foul on the edge of the box. The free-kick is played short to Johnson whose strike is deflected behind for a corner. Gerrard to take.

19
Chance for Liverpool as Agger sees his header rebound off the post after Gerrard's superb delivery from the free-kick.

18
Sturridge invites a foul from Yoann Arquin. Gerrard stands over the free-kick on the left. Chance to cross.

17
Alberto loses the ball following the short corner. Callum McGregor is the man who steals it from him and sets off on a run upfield, only for Agger to usher it out of play.

16
Liverpool win a corner which Sterling will take.

15
Gerrard's inch-perfect through ball finds Ibe who does well to stay onside, but his cross is blocked.

14
Johnson finds Jamal Campbell-Ryce in his way as he attempts to run forward. The visitors have packed out the midfield.

13
Jordan Ibe tries looks to combine with Sterling inside the area after a smart run, although he can't find his man and Notts County can break.

12
Gerrard's strike from distance flies over the bar as Notts County can ease the pressure on their goal mouth for the time being.

11
Glen Johnson is being forced to play at left-back now. He gets a cross in after a good run but it sails behind.

10
Credit to Notts County who, since going behind, have been very positive in trying to pull a goal back.

9
Gerrard tries to find Daniel Sturridge, but his ball is too heavy and Notts County win a throw-in.

The injured Aly Cissokho looks understandably gutted as his first start is brought to a premature end. Daniel Agger replaces him in defence.

8
First chance of the game for Notts County as Mignolet parries away Labadie's goal bound free-kick. Good strike but a fairly straight forward save for the Belgian.

8
Joss Labadie drives forward and Alberto is forced to bring him down inside the Liverpool half. Free-kick to Notts County which Labadie will take.

7
Gerrard takes the resulting set-piece but his effort curls wide of the post from 30-yards.

6
Free-kick for Liverpool in a shooting position. Gerrard and Alberto stand over it.

5
Aly Cissokho recieves treatment off the pitch after taking a knock. Luis Alberto tries to get a cross away but it's cleared upfield.

4
Sterling's enjoying himself today: first an England call-up and then the opening goal at Anfield. Nice finish but the goal keeper could maybe have done better.

3
Raheem Sterling gets Liverpool off the perfect start. He skips past two defenders into the area before firing past Bartosz Bialkowski. 1-0.

3
Steven Gerrard looks for the run of Glen Johnson down the right, but his ball over the top is overhit and the visitors are able to clear their lines.

2
Raheem Sterling's heavy touch invites Joss Labadie to mount an attack. He drives forward but runs out of steam at the crucial point and the ball rolls behind for a goal kick.

1
Early touches for Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet as Liverpool knock the ball around the defence.

1
Notts County get us underway at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers is currently telling Sky Sports how important it is to keep the momentum going with a win tonight. "We've got a strong side out but we know it will be a difficult game," he says.

Kick-off at Anfield is five minutes away, with a place in the third round at stake for tonight's winner.

If you fancy an upset, Notts County are priced at a massive 18/1 with Sky Bet. There isn't too much value in Liverpool at 1/8, but a Price Boost of Daniel Sturridge first goal-scorer looks tasty at 7/2 considering his start to the season! There are plenty of other specials on tonight's game too.

An optimistic Notts County fan has been in touch via Twitter. @EowyMachinCOYP is predicting a 2-1 win for the visitors.

Both teams have had contrasting fortunes in the opening weeks of their respective seasons. A 1-0 scoreline has been enough for Liverpool to win both of their Premier League games, while in League One, Notts County are yet to win, only managing to pick up one point from their opening four.

This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides for over 21 years. The last time they lined up against each other was at Anfield in 1992 when Liverpool were 4-0 winners.

We're around 25 minutes away from kick-off at Anfield, but in the meantime, you can whet your appetite for the game by reading our preview.

@MrJPricey thinks Aspas should have started, while @Conc_1892 says: "Looks like Liverpool are going pretty strong.

Plenty of Reds have been voicing their thoughts on Twitter. @Aceoffun says: "Glad to see a strong squad from Liverpool. Since we are not in Europe we should aim to go far in all the cup competitions."

Thanks to @AJ_Redmond who has been in touch on Twitter. He says: "Borini should have been given the chance to lead the line and grab a few tonight, I'm leaning towards Liverpool 5-0 County!"

What do you make of those starting line-ups? As always, your thoughts and predictions are welcome before, during and after the game. Either email me: ryanparrish@bskyb.com or Tweet: @ryanparrish1919, and a selection of the best will be published.

So Brendan Rodgers has opted for a strong team tonight. Sturridge and Gerrard both keep their places from Saturday's win at Aston Villa, while Luis Alberto is handed his debut and youngster Jordan Ibe is given another chance to impress.

Notts subs:
Coombes, Thompson, Spiess, Tempest, Boucaud, Murray, Nangle.

Notts XI:
Bialkowski; Dumbuya, Stevens, Liddle, Smith; McGregor, Bell, Labadie, Campbell-Ryce; Fotheringham, Arquin.

LFC subs:
Jones, Agger, Aspas, Coutinho, Henderson, Lucas, Borini.

LFC XI:
Mignolet; Johnson, Toure, Wisdom, Cissokho; Alberto, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling; Ibe, Sturridge.

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