Liverpool narrowly saw off Notts County with extra-time strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson after the League One side put hearts in mouths by battling back from 2-0 down in the Capital One Cup clash.
Youngster Raheem Sterling gave Brendan Rodgers’s side a swift advantage by weaving his way through the County back line and firing home in the fourth minute.
That classy goal was followed up by Sturridge’s first, a powerful finish just before the half-hour, but the Reds took their feet off the pedal in the second half and were punished as Yoann Arquin and Adam Coombes (scoring his first senior goal) forced extra time.
Sturridge was on hand to get them back on track just before half-time in extra time, however, his shot poorly dealt with by keeper Bartosz Bialkowski and dribbling over the line.
Henderson then followed up with a driving run through the middle to score and book a place in the third round.
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