Liverpool staged an incredible turnaround to advance to the Carabao Cup semi-final after defeating a full-strength Leicester City on penalties. 

Jurgen Klopp named a relatively inexperienced squad for Wednesday’s quarter final at Anfield, with the likes of Conor Bradley, Tyler Morton and Billy Koumetio given a run out by the German. 

And Jamie Vardy used his experience to his advantage to fire an early double to silence the hosts on Wednesday night. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back to give Klopp’s side hope of a comeback. 

But the Foxes didn’t want to loosen their grip on the tie, with James Maddison scoring a wonderful strike to restore the visitors’ two-goal lead on the night. 

Diogo Jota was introduced from the bench and drew one back, before Takumi Minamino scored in the dying seconds of the match to take this thrilling quarter final tie to a penalty shootout at Anfield. 

Back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher saved penalties from Luke Thomas and Ryan Bertrand before Jota thumped Liverpool through to the semi-finals in a memorable night on Merseyside.  

More to follow.  

Liverpool advanced to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after staging a remarkable comeback victory against Leicester City

Liverpool advanced to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after staging a remarkable comeback victory against Leicester City

Liverpool advanced to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after staging a remarkable comeback victory against Leicester City

Takumi Minamino struck in the dying seconds of the game to take this thrilling tie to a penalty shootout with the scores 3-3

Takumi Minamino struck in the dying seconds of the game to take this thrilling tie to a penalty shootout with the scores 3-3

Takumi Minamino struck in the dying seconds of the game to take this thrilling tie to a penalty shootout with the scores 3-3

Back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was the hero as the Irishman saved two Leicester penalties to help the Reds advance

Back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was the hero as the Irishman saved two Leicester penalties to help the Reds advance

Back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was the hero as the Irishman saved two Leicester penalties to help the Reds advance

Diogo Jota kept his cool to smash the ball past Kasper Schmeichel to book the Reds' place in the final four this season

Diogo Jota kept his cool to smash the ball past Kasper Schmeichel to book the Reds' place in the final four this season

Diogo Jota kept his cool to smash the ball past Kasper Schmeichel to book the Reds’ place in the final four this season

The Portuguese attacker celebrates in front of supporters after sealing a remarkable turnaround for his side at Anfield

The Portuguese attacker celebrates in front of supporters after sealing a remarkable turnaround for his side at Anfield

The Portuguese attacker celebrates in front of supporters after sealing a remarkable turnaround for his side at Anfield

English marksman Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the visiting Foxes after just nine minutes with a thunderous strike

English marksman Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the visiting Foxes after just nine minutes with a thunderous strike

English marksman Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the visiting Foxes after just nine minutes with a thunderous strike

The Leicester City striker wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal against Jurgen Klopp's weakened side

The Leicester City striker wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal against Jurgen Klopp's weakened side

The Leicester City striker wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal against Jurgen Klopp’s weakened side

Vardy doubled his tally for the night and his side's lead minutes later with a cool, open-footed finish past Caoimhin Kelleher

Vardy doubled his tally for the night and his side's lead minutes later with a cool, open-footed finish past Caoimhin Kelleher

Vardy doubled his tally for the night and his side’s lead minutes later with a cool, open-footed finish past Caoimhin Kelleher

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back with a long-range effort that beat Kasper Schmeichel

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back with a long-range effort that beat Kasper Schmeichel

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back with a long-range effort that beat Kasper Schmeichel

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bradley put in a subdued celebration after the ex-Arsenal man pulled one goal back at Anfield

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bradley put in a subdued celebration after the ex-Arsenal man pulled one goal back at Anfield

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bradley put in a subdued celebration after the ex-Arsenal man pulled one goal back at Anfield

Leicester star James Maddison restored the visitors' two-goal lead with a sensational strike from range in the first half

Leicester star James Maddison restored the visitors' two-goal lead with a sensational strike from range in the first half

Leicester star James Maddison restored the visitors’ two-goal lead with a sensational strike from range in the first half

Maddison slides on his knees in celebration after scoring the goal of the night during a blistering opening 45 minutes

Maddison slides on his knees in celebration after scoring the goal of the night during a blistering opening 45 minutes

Maddison slides on his knees in celebration after scoring the goal of the night during a blistering opening 45 minutes

Reds captain Jordan Henderson attempts to rally the Premier League title contenders after a poor start to Wednesday's game

Reds captain Jordan Henderson attempts to rally the Premier League title contenders after a poor start to Wednesday's game

Reds captain Jordan Henderson attempts to rally the Premier League title contenders after a poor start to Wednesday’s game

Portuguese forward Diogo Jota was introduced in the second half and he scored to reduce the deficit to just one goal

Portuguese forward Diogo Jota was introduced in the second half and he scored to reduce the deficit to just one goal

Portuguese forward Diogo Jota was introduced in the second half and he scored to reduce the deficit to just one goal

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers star takes no time to celebrate his goal as Liverpool sought a crucial equaliser

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers star takes no time to celebrate his goal as Liverpool sought a crucial equaliser

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers star takes no time to celebrate his goal as Liverpool sought a crucial equaliser

Young defender Owen Beck celebrates with Minamino after the Japanese struck late to send the game to penalties

Young defender Owen Beck celebrates with Minamino after the Japanese struck late to send the game to penalties

Young defender Owen Beck celebrates with Minamino after the Japanese struck late to send the game to penalties

Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes from the side that drew with Tottenham and handed youngster Conor Bradley a start

Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes from the side that drew with Tottenham and handed youngster Conor Bradley a start

Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes from the side that drew with Tottenham and handed youngster Conor Bradley a start

Liverpool and Japan international Takumi Minamino attempts to keep hold of the ball in front of defender Ricardo Pereira

Liverpool and Japan international Takumi Minamino attempts to keep hold of the ball in front of defender Ricardo Pereira

Liverpool and Japan international Takumi Minamino attempts to keep hold of the ball in front of defender Ricardo Pereira 

Caglar Soyuncu makes an important tackle to prevent Roberto Firmino from scoring past Kasper Schmeichel at Anfield

Caglar Soyuncu makes an important tackle to prevent Roberto Firmino from scoring past Kasper Schmeichel at Anfield

Caglar Soyuncu makes an important tackle to prevent Roberto Firmino from scoring past Kasper Schmeichel at Anfield

MATCH FACTS

Liverpool (4-3-3): Kelleher; Bradley (Jota, 46), Koumetio (Konate, 46), Gomez, Tsimikas (Beck, 80); Morton (Milner, 46), Henderson (Keita, 59), Oxlade-Chamberlain; Minamino, Williams, Firmino

Subs not used: Pitaluga, Gordon, Quansah, Woltman

Scorers: Oxlade-Chamberlain (19), Jota (68), Minamino (90+5)

Booked: Morton

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Leicester (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo (Albrighton, 42), Ndidi, Soyuncu (Vestergaard, 60), Thomas; Tielemans, Soumare; Dewsbury-Hall (Bertrand, 60), Maddison, Daka (Iheanacho, 55); Vardy

Subs not used: Stolarczyk, Nelson, Mendy, Lookman, Pérez

Scorers: Vardy (9, 13), Maddison (33)

Booked: Maddison, Thomas

Manager: Brendan Rodgers 

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