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Klopp defends his Liverpool team selection

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defending his team selection for the Reds goalless draw with Plymouth in the FA Cup third round.

Klopp's starting XI averaged just 21 years and 296 days, making it the youngest side in the club's history, report the Liverpool Echo.

But the German's young guns were unable to make a breakthrough in a match that they dominated, which leaves Liverpool facing a damaging replay at Home Park.

Asked about the youngest line-up, Klopp joked: "Was it? With Lucas in?! (he turns 30 tomorrow).

"We didn't think for a second about it. Honestly.

"We made the line-up because the boys deserve it because it looks in training like that.

"And you can always think 'okay leave this player in, that player in' but we've had one or two problems the last few weeks."

Klopp revealed that everyone on the bench was fully fit but it was past efforts which saw them left out.

"No player on the bench had an issue but Daniel had three days with no training, Adam (Lallana) played straight away after injury, Gini has played nearly everything.

"So for every player there was a reason why he should not be on the pitch and Emre (Can, who started) had a few injury problems (previously) and probably that's why he played a little bit less a few weeks ago.

"So in the end it was that line-up and they deserved it.

"They are important players in our squad and that's how we used them."

Klopp took full responsibility for the team and said he didn't think it was an error, despite the result.

"Young team, a mistake? -- I don't think the line up was a mistake but you can see it like that if you want.

"We made mistakes, if you want to see it in a bad way I'll take responsibility. I always choose line ups to win the game.

"it's really important for us to have games like this where we have to fight for a win with a much changed line up."

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