Karius: This was a positive from Liverpool FA Cup draw v Plymouth
By Will Butcher
Loris Karius believes the amount of youth on show was a positive from Liverpool’s 0-0 draw against Plymouth on Sunday.
The League Two outfit held their own for 90 minutes to earn a huge replay in the third round of the FA Cup against Jurgen Klopp’s side, after the German made 10 changes to his side.
— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) January 8, 2017
Teenager Joe Gomez made his return to the side along with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria, Ben Woodburn and Sheyi Ojo – all under the age of 20.
Karius came back into the side for the cup clash after being axed from the starting lineup following a number of high-profile mistakes during his run as the Reds’ number one stopper.
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Despite bringing on the likes of Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge from the substitutes’ bench, Klopp’s side will now be forced to travel down south to face the Pilgrims in a replay.
Since his £4.7million move from Bundesliga side Mainz, Germany ace Karius has made 12 league and cup appearances for the Merseyside giants, keeping five clean sheets.
The 23-year-old could retain his place in between the sticks on Wednesday, as Liverpool face Southampton in the semi-final of the EFL Cup at St. Mary’s Stadium.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp hailed one of his teenagers as an incredible talent.