The two-games-per-week schedule continues for Liverpool, as their failure to put away League 2 opposition forces a replay in the FA Cup's 3rd round. Those fearing that this'll be the game that causes fatigue to catch up to the Reds' weakened squad probably don’t need to worry, however, as Jürgen Klopp is likely to give his youth players another shot at the Pilgrims.
The two teams have had different sorts of fortune since their last meeting, as Plymouth continued their assault on the League 2 title with a 4-2 thumping of Stevenage, while Liverpool lost to Southampton in their worst performance of the season, and drew in a messy affair with Manchester United on the weekend. In fact, the Reds have now gone four matches — and all of 2017 — without a win, and will hope to turn their form around against the Devonshire club on Wednesday.
Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno
Ojo, Woodburn, Wilson
Loris Karius looks set to continue his run as the cup competition keeper of choice, and while young Trent Alexander-Arnold was always likely to start this one, Nathaniel Clyne's injury makes it all the more certain. Alberto Moreno will feature at left-back, but an injury to Lucas Leiva means wither Ragnar Klavan or Dejan Lovren will need to make a quick turnaround to partner Joe Gomez in central defense.
Klopp indicated that Welsh starlet Harry Wilson might be in line for his debut, while youngest ever Liverpool goalscorer Ben Woodburn is also likely to feature. Daniel Sturridge, unused substitute against Man United, may be called upon to provide a veteran presence and goal threat among the talented but inexperienced players making up the bulk of the squad. Philippe Coutinho will continue to work towards fitness, but is unlikely to start.
Kickoff is set for 7.45PM GMT/2.45PM EST tomorrow on BT Sport 2 in the UK and Fox Sports 1 in the US. Elsewhere, Sportsnet World in Canada, Astro SuperSport 4 in Malaysia, and SuperSport 3 Africa in Kenya are carrying the match. You can find full listings at LivesoccerTV.
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