The Reds came into this game needing to win after drawing 0-0 away to the Bundesliga side in the first leg.
After the visitors were adjudged to have handed the ball early in the game, James Milner converted his penalty to give Liverpool the lead inside the first five minutes at Anfield.
The home side didn’t look comfortable at the back but were not threatened by Augsburg’s attack. Instead Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino impressed but without nailing the opposition’s coffin.
Tobias Werner also had an opportunity for Augsburg but missed. It was an unusual setup for the Reds with Lucas Leiva at centre back, a position he played in the FA Cup too. Kolo Toure’s probably rested for the League Cup final, quite an achievement if the Ivory Coast legend is wrapped under cotton wool.
Kostas Stafylidis also threatened by Simon Mignolet tipped it over the top in the first half. Liverpool’s front three had a couple of chances, but then so did Cauiby to keep Augsburg in the game, needed just an away goal.
Sturridge came very close just before the first half and in the second half too, showing great close control to work the space but then just missed.
Mignolet timed his run well to stop Werner in a one-on-one but it was risky to come forward as the rebound nearly fell for an open goal but the Reds defense frantically cleared on occasions like these.
Five minutes of injury saw a nervous finale that Liverpool nearly paid for due their inability to finish, but breathed a sigh of relief in the end.