Liverpool score seven including stunning Shaqiri free-kick in Lincoln thrashing

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These two sides haven't met since 1961 and poor Lincoln will be hoping they don't run into Jurgen Klopp's men again any time soon.

That was back in the old Second Division but a lot has happened in the ensuing 59 years.

Liverpool are champions and the difference in class was glaringly obvious as they swamped the League One side with a ruthless and efficient display.

Perhaps it's just as well the fans weren't in for this one as Jurgen Klopp's men went on the rampage.

Lincoln certainly couldn't be faulted for effort but once Liverpool got their noses in front when Xherdan Shaqiri blasted a free kick home, they put the result beyond reach in clinical fashion.

The Swiss star knew exactly what he intended doing when he stood behind the set piece with only nine minutes gone and swept a left foot shot over the wall.

It wasn't long before keeper Alex Palmer was diving into thin air again when Liverpool cashed in on a mistake by Lewis Montsma.

He gave the ball away needlessly and Takumi Minamino seized on the gift, thumping a shot into the far corner of the net from the edge of the box.

That quick double always looked like being enough but there was more to come but only after The Imps gutsily threw a couple of counter punches.

First a cross from Max Melbourne caused temporary panic and Kostas Tsimikas came within a whisker of turning the ball into his own net.

Then a minute later it was Melbourne again causing problems with a sweeping cross which Ty Eyoma headed over.

Liverpool responded as you'd expect by cuffing the League One side around the ear with another quickfire double to completely floor them.

There was no way back this time – teenage midfielder Curtis Jones seizing on a Divock Origi knock back to curl a shot into the far corner to make it 3-0.

Then Jones grabbed his second with a shot which took a wicked deflection on its way into the net to give the visitors a four-goal half time advantage.

A minute into the second half Minamino added a fifth with a close range shot just to make matters worse.

Lincoln refused to throw in the towel and were rewarded on the hour when Tayo Eden slid a low shot into the far corner after a neat assist from Anthony Scully.

Marko Grujic adding a sixth with a low shot in the 65 minute which Palmer could only help on its way but Lincoln were determined to go down fighting.

Just a minute later the plucky home side clawed another one back when Montsma headed home off the underside of the bar.

  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Liverpool FC
  • League Cup
  • Lincoln City FC

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