Academy stars to shine in Klopp 4-3-3: Liverpool best possible starting XI v Plymouth
By Emma Sanders
Jurgen Klopp should make 10 changes to the side which was held to a 2-2 draw by Sunderland when they take on Plymouth Argyle in Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie.
Divock Origi should start up front but he should be joined by a whole host of academy stars who have been impressive in cup competitions so far.
The 21-year-old only played 43 minutes in the games against Manchester City and Sunderland so he should be fit and fresh enough to start the game up front alongside Sheyi Ojo.
Ojo should make his first appearance since May because he has impressed for the Under-23s since returning from a back injury which ruled him out for almost three months.
Ben Woodburn, who became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 17 in his last appearance against Leeds, should also start as part of an attacking three.
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Ovie Ejaria has been impressive during his four appearances this season so he should take up Adam Lallana’s role as an attacking midfielder.
Youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has the potential to become a star at Liverpool and he should line-up at right-back while regular first team squad member Kevin Stewart should sit in midfield.
Stewart should be joined by Marko Grujic, who has not started a game since the EFL Cup victory against Tottenham in October and his last appearance came against Leeds where he played just one minute of stoppage time as a late substitute.
Alberto Moreno should be handed just his sixth start of the season at left-back and Loris Karius should come back into the side to replace Simon Mignolet in goal.
Ragnar Klavan should be the only player to retain his place because he is the freshest out of the available centre-backs, though Joe Gomez could make a long-awaited return to the squad.
Klavan should line-up alongside Lucas as the pair started the victory against Leeds together.
In other Liverpool news, fans reflect on Klopp’s team selection against Sunderland on Twitter.