Liverpool v Plymouth Argyle

Liverpool keeper Loris Karius



Liverpool keeper Loris Karius has been criticised for his displays this season

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TEAM NEWS

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will rest the majority of his senior players for Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Plymouth.

Loris Karius, dropped as first-choice goalkeeper last month, will return and defender Joe Gomez will play his first match for Klopp having been sidelined with injury for 16 months.

League Two side Plymouth are expected to hand a start to striker Paul-Arnold Garita despite issues with his knee.

Defender Nauris Bulvitis could also start having recovered from injury.

MATCH FACTS

  • Liverpool have never lost an FA Cup game against a team from the fourth tier (W12 D3).
  • The Reds have advanced from the FA Cup third round on each of their last five attempts, last failing to do so in 2010/11 when they were knocked out by Manchester United.
  • This will be the first FA Cup meeting between Liverpool and Plymouth – they last met in a fixture of any kind in April 1962, when they played in a second tier fixture at Home Park.
  • At Anfield, Liverpool haven’t conceded a goal in FA Cup competition since March 2012 against Stoke (five consecutive clean sheets since).
  • Philippe Coutinho has netted in each of his last three FA Cup appearances (three goals).
  • Jordan Henderson has assisted three goals in his last five outings in this competition, but is yet to score in 17 FA Cup appearances for Liverpool.
  • The Pilgrims have been eliminated in each of their last 11 FA Cup meetings against top-flight opposition; their most recent win was against West Brom in the fifth round in the 1983/84 campaign.
  • Plymouth have never won at Anfield in their entire history, drawing two and losing three games in the second tier between 1954 and 1961.

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