Jurgen Klopp praised goalscorer Harvey Elliott for his return from injury and new signing Luis Diaz.
The 18-year-old attacking player suffered a dislocated ankle back in September but was able to come on as a substitute against Cardiff City on Sunday, scoring the third goal for his side in a 3-1 win.
Speaking after the win, Klopp said he was relieved to see the player back in action.
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“I am! I am, absolutely,” he said. “With the goal it became obviously a proper fairy tale to be honest. In my mind I had the situation, it’s not nice but it came up, in Leeds when we lost him with this horrible injury.
“Coming then on is already a great step back, but scoring this nice goal makes it a proper fairy tale so I am really happy for him. He was over the moon! It was properly touching. So, all good.”
Diaz also popped up with an assist for Takumi Minamino, who has had a stop-start career at Anfield.
“The goal he set up for Taki was absolutely incredible: high press, counter-press, I love it, and then Taki finished it off,” Klopp said of the goal.”
Liverpool now face Norwich City in the next round.
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