Liverpool, who drew against Exeter City in their FA Cup third round clash 10 days ago, are set to host a replay at Anfield on Wednesday with the home team keen to progress further in the competition.
Manager Jurgen Klopp decided to go for a young side at St. James Park, as the German did not have a whole squad to choose from, owing to a number of players being injured. Klopp could once again go with a similar team, with Christian Benteke, who, despite his goals in the EPL, does not seem to a perfect fit for the German, being the most experienced player.
While Liverpool could not flourish at Exeter, when these two teams clash at Anfield, Liverpool will have no excuses if they are knocked out by a League Two side at home.
"On a bad pitch, we had a lot of opportunities and chances with a completely new team who had only trained 40 minutes together so now we should be a step further," Liverpool football club's official website quoted Klopp as saying.
"We trained yesterday with the Exeter squad [the Liverpool team that played the FA Cup match] and we will train today with the Exeter squad."
Cameron Brannagan, Brad Smith, Connor Randall and Ryan Kent are some of the youngsters keen to impress Klopp and knock on the door of a first team place. However, these young guns will be under huge pressure as everyone related to the club will be banking on them to help Liverpool reach the next round of the competition, where West Ham are waiting.
"You can never be sure. I don't want to put too much pressure on their shoulders because they are too young," added Klopp
"For some of them, it's the first time in the starting line-up at Anfield. Anfield is a special place for footballers all over the world and I'm really looking forward for them, that they get this opportunity and they get this chance. Hopefully we can create an atmosphere from outside that helps the boys and then, as I said, go to the next round."
Exeter City have nothing to lose against Liverpool, who are expected to win on their home turf. Manager Paul Tisdale knows that his players face a huge task, but wants them to remain positive, irrespective of the team Liverpool play.
"We have to be practical and we have to be very considered about the performance that we need to give, in order to give us the best chance we can of progressing. Whichever team Liverpool field, they'll be strong - they are a top Premier League team with a big squad," Exeter City's official club website quoted Tisdale as saying.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Exeter City FA Cup replay live
Liverpool vs Exeter City FA Cup replay live is scheduled for 8pm GMT (1:30am IST, 8pm GMT, 3pm ET) start. India viewers can watch the game live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD with live streaming on Sonyliv.
Viewers in the US can catch Liverpool vs Exter City FA Cup clash live on Fox Sports 2, while the game can also be live-streamed online on Fox Sports Go.