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Harvey Elliott marks comeback from five-months out injured with goal in comfortable FA Cup win

LIVERPOOL sealed their place in round five of the FA Cup with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at Anfield.

The Reds haven’t always had a great relationship with the competition under boss Jurgen Klopp.

Diogo Jota heads Liverpool into the lead

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Diogo Jota heads Liverpool into the leadCredit: PA
Takumi Minamino celebrates notching his seventh goal of the season

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Takumi Minamino celebrates notching his seventh goal of the seasonCredit: Getty

But they are going great guns this term, with a home tie against Norwich beckoning next time out.

It could have been of so different, however, had they gone down to ten men when goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher brought Mark Harris down just 36 seconds into the second-half.

Referee Andy Madley decided that a yellow card was enough, much to Cardiff’s protestations.

The Reds made them pay just seven minutes later, when Diogo Jota headed home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s set piece.

Liverpool then made it 2-0 in the 68th minute, when new boy Luis Diaz profited from some terrible Cardiff defending to tee up Takumi Minamino, with the Japanese ace making no mistake.

Harvey Elliott then marked a dream return from injury off the bench, sweeping home a brilliant left-footed effort with 15 minutes remaining.

Cardiff wonderkid Rubin Colwill then gave the travelling support something to cheer, grabbing a late consolation for the visitors.

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Fans were given a glimpse of new boy Luis Diaz

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Fans were given a glimpse of new boy Luis DiazCredit: Reuters
Caoimhin Kelleher was fortunate to only be shown a yellow card

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Caoimhin Kelleher was fortunate to only be shown a yellow cardCredit: Reuters
Harvey Elliott sweeps home his first Liverpool goal

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Harvey Elliott sweeps home his first Liverpool goalCredit: Getty
Rubin Colwill reduces Cardiff's deficit late on

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Rubin Colwill reduces Cardiff’s deficit late onCredit: Reuters



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