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Preview: Plymouth v Liverpool

2017-01-18 10:08
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Cape Town - Liverpool will look to overcome Plymouth Argyle at the second time of asking when the two sides clash in their FA Cup Third Round replay on Wednesday.

The League Two side held their more illustrious opponents to a goalless draw at Anfield just over a week ago and now welcome the Premier League team to Home Park.

Pilgrims boss Derek Adams, who steered his side to a good 4-2 win over Stevenage at the weekend, admits it has been a tough few days for his charges with all the Liverpool hype, but hopes to build on their recent performances, against the Reds.

He told the club's official website: "It's not been an easy week for us. It's been very difficult for us.

"We've got people talking about the Liverpool game since we drew there at Anfield. It's not been an easy week for us - we've seen everything that goes on around the football club. 

"It's a big game for Plymouth Argyle. It's a big game for the city. We can now focus solely on that. It's going to be a terrific evening."

Gary Sawyer is available again for Adam after being sidelined for a long period with a stomach injury, while Connor Smith is a doubt after coming off with an ankle injury against Stevenage.

Jurgen Klopp named the club's youngest ever line-up in the goalless stalemate at Anfield two weeks ago, with an average age of 21 years and 296 days - has hinted that he may not pick the same team.

"We have, in general, a very young team. I said before the last game we had a lot of good reasons to line up like we did and it will be same case for Wednesday, we will have good reasons for the line-up," Klopp told reporters.

"The first and best reason is we want to win the game and want to go to the next round of the FA Cup. We will see.

"Probably, it will be different to the team we had in the first game but that's not 100 per cent sure so we have to wait a little bit. It will be good."

Kick off is at 21:45.

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