As we all know, Jurgen Klopp does not take the EFL Cup as serious as some fans would hope.
However, yesterday proved some doubters wrong with him playing with a mix of youth and experience.
Klopp handed debuts to a trio of Liverpool's brightest starlets. Conor Bradley, Kaide Gordon and Tyler Morton.
The German had this to say about handing out the debuts: "Only when they’re good enough! We saw Conor Bradley tonight - he played a super game honestly.
"If the boys are good enough then they will play. Kaide Gordon is ready for these moments - he can play for 95 minutes. Tyler gave us the opportunity to connect again - a really good game and they play because they are good enough.
"The kids did exceptionally well. All three were really strong. A big surprise they could go on for 94 minutes." High praise for the three debutants who will be hoping to be included in his Premier League squad soon.
Another player who impressed was the Japanese international Takumi Minamino. He scored two goals against the Canaries and Klopp had this to say on his performance.
"He didn't play too often, he has come back from injury, sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not but he's a top class character.
"A footballer wants to play. He got injured with the national team and then got fit. It's not that he didn't play for 16 weeks or whatever. Players need time to get back on track. He deserved his goals. Good awareness, quick mind.
"He's a top class character. He enjoyed the game tonight and that will help him and help us."
One concern was Naby Keita's departure at half-time where he was replaced by Tyler Morton. Klopp confirmed this was just a precaution.
"He [Keita] kicked the ground in the first half and felt something. I don't think it is serious but we didn't want to take any risks."
Jurgen kept it short and sweet when talking about Caoimhin Kelleher's penalty save: "He is a top goalie. It was important for him."
Despite what seemed like a great display from Klopp's second string team, he still isn't completely happy and he still wants improvement from his squad.
"We had moments where we struggled - the organisation was not right. Curtis on 6 in the first half - it was not right. The whole front six had never played really together but we scored goals and kept fighting.
"It was not perfect. We had to make too many changes to have natural solutions for the problems. We started really well, really aggressive, really lively, but we didn't train that as some decisions were made late."
Hopefully, Liverpool can keep their form up in the Premier League and also progress in the Carabao Cup too!