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Five Things We Learned From Burton

1) Sturridge can still find the netAfter a lacklustre performance against Burnley, it was nice to see Daniel Sturridge on the scoresheet twice in Burton on Tuesday evening. In the same way that the game acted as a boost for the Reds as a team going into the Spurs game at the weekend, I feel it was also very important for Sturridge to use the game as a platform, he's a confidence striker.

2) Sadio Mane is a workhorse I can quickly see Sadio becoming a cult hero amongst the Anfield faithful. He collected the man of the match award for his role in the game after providing an assist and generally just being a strong attacking threat. What really gets me though is the desire of Mane to be on the ball. You could name on one hand the number of Liverpool players in the last decade that would be chasing down balls like a man possessed with one minute to go in a League Cup game at Burton Albion that we were winning 5-0... 3) Scoreboard Etiquette  Bit of a dig here, sorry Brewers! I just happene…

The Brewers

Liverpool travel to Burton-upon-Trent on Tuesday evening for their first League Cup match of the season. Burton Albion or The Brewers as they are known are a bit of a rags to riches fairytale, the club won the Conference in the 2008/2009 season and have reached the Championship in just six years.

Jurgen Klopp hinted in his latest press conference that it is not likely seven or eight players will be switched for the tie on Tuesday night. In terms of injuries Liverpool are looking relatively strong and it is rumoured Joel Matip and Marko Grujic could feature.

For Burton they are unable to call upon John Mousinho who has a hamstring injury. A doubt hangs over the fitness of Tom Flanagan who has a thigh issue and John Brayford is unfortunately cup tied.

This game is the first time the two sides have ever met but Liverpool have a hit and miss record when it comes to lower ranked sides in the League Cup. After a poor performance against Burnley at the weekend the Reds will be looking for a …