Daniel Sturridge seemed to tell Jurgen Klopp with his two goals against Tottenham in the EFL Cup on Tuesday that he deserves to be starting all games for Liverpool.
"Now we have to continue and win in the next round". When you see our chances compared with Tottenham's, I think the penalty was soft, but that was the only real hard situation for us. Nonetheless, the strength in depth was evident as there were a number of internationals still on show on both teams.
With the promising midfield pair of Marko Grujic and Kevin Stewart also playing the entire game, Klopp feels the future looks bright at Liverpool. "The youngsters were really good", Klopp shared after the match.
His second goal came after Georginio Wijnaldum's precise through-ball put Sturridge one-on-one with Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm.
But with Ings missing a promising opening shortly after, Spurs went up the other end and won a penalty, with Vincent Janssen beating Simon Mignolet from the spot after Lucas Leiva had fouled Erik Lamela.
First Origi, freed by Lucas' smart pass, centred for Sturridge who had the goal at his mercy but botched his connection.
"[The teenagers] were really good, Trent had a wonderful start, Ovie... they can play better but with pressure and completely new circumstances - it was good".
Pochettino was left impressed by the character of his side, sying after the game: "I'm pleased with the performance but not the result".
Sturridge was denied a hat-trick by the crossbar as Jurgen Klopp's men progressed to the last eight.
"We missed a bit of freshness that you need in the first 15 minutes", he said. "When I was there, it's a real final, a real experience", he said, predicting a close game against Spurs, whom he said did not "have a lot of weaknesses".
Oxlade-Chamberlain poked the ball through defender Tyler Blackett's legs into the corner of the net to put Arsenal ahead in the 33rd minute.
Hull City took a two goal lead at second-tier Bristol City when Harry Maguire and Michael Dawson scored within four minutes either side of halftime before Lee Tomlin pulled back a stoppage-time goal for the hosts.
However, the most dramatic tie of the night came at Elland Road, where Leeds United continued their revival with a penalty shootout victory against fellow Championship side Norwich City.