8 Jan 2017

Confirmed Teams: Klopp makes massive changes; €86m Liverpool trio benched; 'amazing' youngster starts

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made ten changes for today's FA Cup clash with Plymouth Argyle.

FULL TEAM: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Lucas, Moreno, Stewart, Can, Ejaria, Ojo, Woodburn, Origi

SUBS: Mignolet, Klavan, Clyne, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge

* Joe Gomez makes his first start for more than a year, and it looks like he'll be playing in central defence, alongside Lucas.

* Emre Can is the only survivor from last week's 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

* Academy trio Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria, and Trent Alexander-Arnold all get starts. All three have been on the bench at various times over the last month.

* As expected, Loris Karius makes his return to the first team, with Mignolet taking a rest on the bench.

* Liverpool's bench is possibly the strongest it's been all season (!), with the likes of Firmino, Lallana, Wijnaldum, and Sturridge making up the numbers.

Probable formation:

------------- Karius
Arnold --- Gomez - Lucas ---- Moreno
--- Stewart --- Can ---- Ejaria
---- Ojo --- Woodburn -- Origi

There's no way Liverpool can lose this...right?

* Woodburn: Described by Ian Rush as 'amazing'. Lallana, Firmino, and Sturridge = €86m combined worth (CIES).


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