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8th Jan, 2017 | 3:31pm

This midfielder must be sold: Three things we learned about Liverpool from draw v Plymouth

By Emma Sanders

Football Insider analyses three talking points from Liverpool’s 0-0 draw against Plymouth in the FA Cup third round tie on Sunday.

Joe Gomez’ return is brilliant for Jurgen Klopp

The teenager returned to action for the first time in a year-and-a-half and he produced an assured display. Gomez picked up a serious knee injury in 2015 but he was composed when in possession on Sunday and looked as if he has been playing every week at centre-back. The former Charlton Athletic defender has given Klopp a much-needed boost in defence and it’s likely he will become a permanent partner alongside Joel Matip in the long-term.

Kevin Stewart should be sold in January

The midfielder struggled to make an impact against Plymouth and despite the difference in quality between the two sides, Stewart seemed out of place. He did not look as comfortable on the ball as his younger Liverpool teammates and he gave away far too many fouls in his own half. He did make an important challenge in the second half though and Stewart has shown potential but, at the age of 23, perhaps it’s time Liverpool looked at other options in midfield.

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Young duo will become huge stars

Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been impressive in all of their first-team appearances so far but the young duo were excellent once again for Liverpool. The only thing missing from Woodburn’s performance was a goal but Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer showed great movement, skill and creativity on the ball. His teammate was equally as impressive and Alexander-Arnold will certainly challenge Nathaniel Clyne for a place in the first team.

In other Liverpool news, this is why Cameron Brannagan must go out on loan.