Full-time: Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth

  • League Two promotion contenders produce a memorable defensive display to earn an FA Cup third round replay at Home Park
  • Liverpool's youngest ever starting XI dominate the first half with over 80% possession, but are unable to find a way past Luke McCormick despite having 11 shots on goal
  • Divock Origi's goal is disallowed for a foul on Gary Miller
  • Jurgen Klopp, who initially made 10 changes to his team, introduces Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino after the break to no avail
  • Miller stretchered off in the second half following an awkward landing
  • Other third round ties: Chelsea vs Peterborough, Tottenham vs Aston Villa
Jurgen Klopp

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What a result for Plymouth. They clung on for dear life during an extremely one-sided first half, but gained more confidence after the break to earn a lucrative replay at Home Park. Even the introductions of Sturridge, Lallana and Firmino could not help Liverpool's youngest ever team find that all-important breakthrough.

A fine rearguard performance from the League Two promotion contenders. Adams will be a proud man. Those 8,600 Pilgrims fans will have smiles on their faces as they make the long journey back to Devon.



Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth


A late drive is blocked by Songo'o and Liverpool win one final corner as we go past those six extra minutes.

It's cleared!


Vital defending from Bradley as he clears Moreno's cross towards Sturridge after a super pass from Lallana. Lucas then hammers well over from distance.

One more minute left for Plymouth to survive...


Slew pushes Ojo and foolishly concedes a very late free-kick in an extremely dangerous area.

Alexander-Arnold's ball hits the unsuspecting Smith at the back post and is held on the goal-line by McCormick.

Luke McCormick


Plymouth survive another corner sent in towards Gomez and a poor shot from Stewart is blocked.

Backs to the wall now in added time for Plymouth.



Almost a headed chance for Gomez as the clock ticks down towards the end of the 90.

Six minutes of added time for Plymouth to negotiate. McCormick makes a good start, seizing and then falling upon a right-wing delivery from Alexander-Arnold.


Carey wins a free-kick after being sandwiched between Lallana and Ojo. Firmino heads clear.


Lallana's sloppy pass towards Moreno is cut out by Jervis, who charges forward at pace and successfully knocks the ball around Stewart. The attack ends with a low shot across the face of goal that drifts wide.


Origi fails to properly connect with a Lallana cross and goes down looking for a possible penalty after battling with Threlkeld.

Sturridge then fires into the side netting.



Ojo's bending shot is saved by McCormick and Sturridge loops a header onto the roof of the net.

We're now into the last 10 minutes at Anfield. Can Plymouth hold on for a replay?


Gomez clears away Slew's cross at the front post as Plymouth continue to grow in confidence.

Tanner springs forward on the break and Stewart gets across to make a perfectly timed last-ditch challenge. Had he got that wrong, the substitute would have been clean through on goal.


Real concern for Miller here after a very awkward landing. He receives treatment and oxygen during a lengthy stoppage before being stretchered off. Connor Smith is on in his place.

Klopp's final two changes see Firmino and Lallana replace Ejaria and Woodburn.

No excuses for Liverpool now as they search for that elusive winner during the final 15 minutes. That worrying Miller injury will also ensure that there is plenty of stoppage time.

Gary Miller
Gary Miller
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Sturridge turns outside the box and lifts through a great pass for Ojo. Any touch from the winger would surely result in a goal, but he fails to make contact and McCormick can collect.


Tanner looks to make an immediate impact, cutting inside Gomez and skipping past Lucas before seeing a hopeful shot blocked by the former.


Sturridge's first contribution is to whistle a low, left-footed shot narrowly wide of the post.

Adams also makes a change in the final third, with Garita withdrawn in favour of Reading loanee Tanner.


Can makes way for Sturridge and only a very cynical challenge from Lucas on Threlkeld stops a Plymouth break.

The Brazilian is lucky to avoid a yellow card.


Garita, who recently returned to his parent club for help with a knee injury, requires treatment after conceding a free-kick in a collision with Stewart.

Bradley manages to clear Moreno's initial corner and Lucas fails to steer a back-post header on target after being picked out by Ejaria.


Klopp is preparing to introduce Sturridge in a bid to break down this committed Plymouth backline.


Lucas, without a Liverpool goal since a Europa League tie against Steaua Bucharest in 2010, finds space and uncorks an impressive effort from distance that is saved by a diving McCormick.

There have also been some appeals for handball following Songo'o's block on Stewart.


Plymouth finally register a shot on target as Carey whips a left-footed free-kick into the waiting hands of Karius after Slew is shoved from behind by Alexander-Arnold.

Woodburn drives wide for Liverpool at the other end.

Graham Carey