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Reds’ FA Cup clash at Plymouth heralds crucial period in Klopp’s Liverpool silverware odyssey

Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool charges to Plymouth in an FA Cup third round replay tonight there is more information on the topic which will make you fully aware according to the bookies that the next two weeks could come to define his side’s campaign.

At present, the Anfield giants are chasing trophies on three front — the aforementioned cup, the EFL Cup and the Premier League. And when they are on form, few would doubt that the Merseysiders could snaffle the prizes on offer.

Once the Reds have done battle with a resolute Argyle at Home Park — the Pilgrims earned a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the first game — (and let’s face it, they are favourites and should go through, if they do host Wolves in the fourth round) they return to league action and the continuing pursuit of league leaders Chelsea.

Klopp’s men host Swansea on Saturday in a top flight showdown and then face Southampton in the second leg of the EFL Cup at Anfield on Wesdnesday, going into the clash 1-0 down from the first leg at St Mary’s.

Then, crucially, they receive Antonio Conte’s table-topping Chelsea for a mouth-watering encounter on January 31 — a game Klopp knows is a must-win clash if his side want to realistically challenge for the Premier League trophy, a pot they have never won.

But first they tussle with Plymouth and keeper Loris Karius believes the attacking manner in which they will set about their task should see them through. He is fully aware of the home side’s defensive capabilities and is confident that his team-mates can learn a lot from the first match.

He said:

“In the first game we didn’t create that many chances and we weren’t that creative in and around the box. That’s something we can improve. They defended really well. We didn’t have that many different ideas to get through their defence, but what they did they were doing well.”

“I didn’t see them as much in my half and they focused on defending and dealt with us really well. They will hope for a crazy game at their ground but we have to be there from the first minute and play our game to go to the next round.”

“It depends on us. They will try to stay compact and get one or two counter-attacks. We just need to get some goals. We have to go through clearly and that’s our aim.”

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