Liverpool will take on MK Dons in a third round Carabao Cup tie at the Stadium MK tomorrow evening. And Jurgen Klopp’s men must guard against complacency to assure a safe passage to the next round of the competition.
The Reds are considered heavy favourites over the League one side, who will be hoping to become the latest side to upset Liverpool in the League Cup.
Grimsby Town 2001
After winning the trophy during the previous season, Liverpool where given a favourable third round home tie against First Division side Grimsby Town.
A resolute Grimsby forced the game to extra-time before Gary McAllister appeared to secure Liverpool’s place in the fourth round with a goal from the penalty spot. The First Division side quickly levelled the scores before snatching a famous win in the 120th minute.
Crystal Palace 2005
Liverpool had just won the Champions League. Crystal Palace had just been relegated.
It should have been a straight forward away trip but proved to be nothing of the sort.
Although weakened, Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool side still had Steven Gerrard leading them and should have had enough to see off Palace.
The London club ultimately ran out 2-1 winners at Selhurst Park.
Northampton Town 2010
The most recent and most shocking League Cup exit came against League Two side Northampton Town in 2010.
These where truly the dark days for Liverpool; Hicks and Gillett had the club on the brink of administration during this time.
Goals from Liverpool’s Milan Jovanovic and David Ngog where not enough to see off Northampton who forced the game to penalties with the scores level at 2-2 after extra-time.
The League Two side emerged victorious from the shootout to claim a famous win at Anfield.