Klopp on his teams performance against Plymouth 

Last night Jurgen Klopp’s young Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup after captain for the night ​Lucas Leiva scored his first goal in almost seven years.

Lucas climbed superbly to power home a header from an 18th-minute corner by Philippe Coutinho. His last goal came back in 2010 in the Europa League, when Ben Woodburn was just ten years old!!

Line ups:

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Lucas, Moreno; Stewart, Coutinho, Ejaria; Woodburn, Sturridge, Origi

Match report: Lucas rare goal sends Klopp’s kids through to next round

What did Klopp say?

“The longer you don’t score the more exciting it can get and you saw that when they started getting really direct, we are not used to it and they hadn’t played too often together – the back-line.”

“Ok, they had a few chances but so did we, especially in the last 20 minutes where we controlled the game.”

“Maybe it wasn’t the most exciting game but for us it it’s very important as it’s another game for a few of the young boys, so that’s all good.”

“It was tough again, but we did better than Anfield in the right moments.”

Thoughts on the kids;

Klopp was impressed with the effort of the Kids, understanding the immense pressure they were under to deliver last night.

“There were a lot of challenges for the young players. We were playing live on television against a fourth division team and everybody thinks you are three or four classes better.

“You do not want to feel the embarrassment of losing a game like this. I thought I could see that a bit when it started happening to them in the first half.

“I thought at half-time we could fix this, and we were kind of back in the race and controlled the game well after.”

Klopp knows the future of the club looks good. He has introduced a lot of kids into the side.

“I’m happy about their potential and we will do everything we can to let it grow.”

“But they have big job to do, too.”

Alexander-Arnold is really starting to look the part and I’m sure next season will really challenge Clyne for the right back position. However don’t be surprised to see Clyne move over to the left. 

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