Jurgen Klopp picked a strong side for the clash against Nigel Clough’s Championship outfit and it paid off.
The Reds controlled the game throughout and substitute Daniel Sturridge bagged a brace to secure a handsome 5-0 win.
Divock Origi’s neat back heel and Roberto Firmino’s close-range header put Liverpool in the driving seat with just 22 minutes on the clock.
Burton’s Tom Naylor put through his own net on the hour mark just before Klopp introduce England ace Sturridge.
The 26-year-old was then on hand to finish twice in quick succession to put the game to bed.