Liverpool out of League Cup following narrow defeat to United

Liverpool crashed out of the League Cup after losing their third round tie to Manchester United one goal to nil.

Javier Hernandez’s goal moments into the second half secured victory for David Moyes’ men, and secure a fourth round tie with Norwich City.

Luis Suarez played in a competitive game for the Reds for the first time since April, and had the visitors’ best chance – striking the bar with a second half free kick.

Brendan Rodgers men will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s trip to bottom of the table Sunderland, having suffered back to back defeats for the first time since February.

Meanwhile, managing director Ian Ayre has admitted that Luis Suarez’s actions have damaged the club’s brand, Sky Sports understands.

The Uruguay international has been involved in a number of controversial incidents during his time at Anfield, and Ayre is keen to move on from this latest setback.

Meanwhile, the club have been linked with a move for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, who’s future at Stamford Bridge remains up in the air, the Daily Star understands.

The two time Blues Player of the Year has started just three games since manager Jose Mourinho returned to the club.

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