Plymouth Argyle vs Liverpool FA Cup – Third Round Replay Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET Venue: Home Park, Plymouth.
It will be a festival atmosphere at Home Park when the League Two side Plymouth Argyle welcomes Premier League giants Liverpool for the FA Cup fixture on Wednesday evening.
Plymouth Argyle hardly get a chance to lock horns with sides like Liverpool. Nor did they have the fan support or social media following like some of the other clubs. Now, they have garnered some global attention after holding Liverpool to a goal-less draw at Anfield a week ago. Truth to be told, the Reds went with a relatively young squad for that fixture. However, Plymouth will take it and will be keen to make use of the home advantage when the teams meet again on Wednesday.
After the FA Cup fixture against Plymouth, Liverpool were beaten by Southampton 1-0 in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg and then held to a draw by Manchester United in the weekend Premier League fixture. The Reds were thrashing their opponents at one point in the season, but they are now searching for their first win in five matches.
Plymouth Argyle are promotion contenders in League Two and are currently second in their league standings. They are coming on the back of a 4-2 win at home against Stevenage and are unbeaten at home in the last 5 games.
Plymouth Argyle vs Liverpool: Head-to-head stats
The first leg clash that ended goal-less on 8th January 2017 at Anfield is the only meeting between Plymouth and Liverpool.
Plymouth Argyle vs Liverpool: Prediction
It remained to be seen what kind of squad Klopp decides to start for this game. They do have some talented players in the fringes, but they struggled to deliver a result at home against the same opponent 10 days ago.
Plymouth are huge underdogs, but they will have the 12th man advantage with the home fans on the background. They are under no pressure to deliver a result and every player will be hoping to give their best on the field. And if the Reds start with the same side as in the previous clash at Anfield, an upset is very much on the cards.