Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Klopp team selection v Plymouth
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool managed Jurgen Klopp has given youngsters the chance to impress against Plymouth – and the club’s supporters were please with the starting XI on Twitter.
The Merseyside club host Plymouth in the FA Cup third-round on Sunday and Klopp has made 10 changes to the starting line-up that drew 2-2 against Sunderland, with Emre Can the only survivor.
Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Lucas, Alberto Moreno, Kevin Stewart, Ovie Ejaria, Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn and Divock Origi have come into the side.
Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, James Milner, Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturrdige and Roberto Firmino have dropped out.
Liverpool announced their team on their official Twitter account.
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 8, 2017
The Echo report that the starting XI against Plymouth are the youngster in the club’s history, with an average age of 21 years and 296 days.
Liverpool fans were delighted that Klopp decided to field some of the club’s emerging talents against League Two opposition Plymouth.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
apparently this will be #LFC's youngest ever starting lineup in its history.
tells alot about klopp's philosophy
— Josi (@GerrardRole) January 8, 2017
What a great opportunity for the young lads,Klopp is really creating a clear pathway to the 1st team & now's their opportunity to shine #LFC
— Anfield Anonymous (@AnfieldAnon) January 8, 2017
— Dipesh Shah (@dipeshshaha) January 8, 2017
Loving that team selection by Klopp! Be good to see the young lads get a run out ???????? #LFC
— Simon Peacock (@THESimonPeacock) January 8, 2017
Loving the look of this line up today! Gomez, TAA Ojo, Woodburn and ejaria. Enjoy it lads! #LFC
— Louis (@KloppOfTheKops) January 8, 2017
Klopp will be desperate for cup success this season after losing in both the League Cup and Europe League final last season.
The German manager has been keen to introduced young players during his time at Anfield and has stuck to that philosophy on Sunday.
The Merseyside club are resting senior players to preserve them for their Premier League title bid, which means the youngsters could make a name for themselves in the prestigious FA Cup.
In other Liverpool team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Everton’s exit from the FA Cup.