Lucas Leiva was the match-winner for Liverpool against Plymouth on Wednesday night, with the Brazilian scoring for the first time in a whopping 2316 days.
Jurgen Klopp put out another youthful side at Home Park but it was the experienced Lucas who opened the scoring on 18 minutes, heading home a Philippe Coutinho corner.
That goal was Lucas’ first since scoring in September 2010 against Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League.
The Reds should have extended their lead but failed to make the most of some decent chances.Indeed, Divock Origi produced a feeble effort from the penalty spot in the second-half, with Luke McCormick saving easily.
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Plymouth battled hard throughout the game and went close themselves when Jake Jervis hit the post with a volley.
However, the visitors would ultimately win the game 1-0 to move into the fourth round of the competition, where they’ll face Wolves at Anfield.