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Argyle v Liverpool - What the Papers Say...

19 January 2017

AFTER Wednesday's hard fought third round replay with Liverpool, Argyle have bowed of the FA Cup.

An impressive performance from the Greens wasn’t quite enough to see them through, Lucas Leiva's first-half header being the difference between the two teams.

A sold out and particularly noisy Home Park cheered The Pilgrims on, with eyes from around to world watching too. With plenty of media attention, the Argyle press box was filled with national, and international, journalists. Read what some of them had to say about the match below…

The Daily Mirror's David Anderson spoke about how Argyle players "ran their socks off" and how they "did not shy away" from the occasion - Report

Fellow writer for the Daily Mirror, John Cross, has spoken about how the match was "a wonderful reminder of the FA Cup’s romance and special place in English football." - Report

Daily Mail journalist Martin Samuel’s article mentions that Liverpool’s next opponents in the cup, Wolves, will be "hard pushed to run Liverpool any closer than Plymouth did here" - Report

"You could feel the atmosphere building on the walk to Home Park, an atmosphere you would not get for those run-of-the-mill league games." One of many positives Daily Mail Writer Dominic King had to say about The Pilgrims historic night. - Report

ESPN FC’s Senior Football Writer Mark Ogden praised the Green Army. He said; "a raucous Home Park, in the footballing outpost of Plymouth, suggested the FA Cup is very much alive." - Report

Chief Football Writer David Woods described the Greens performance as "gutsy" in his article for the Daily Star. - Report

Had Reds front man Divock Origi converted his penalty, a second goal would have flattered Liverpool, said Daily Express writer Matt Dunn. - Report

Stuart James of The Guardian writes about Klopp’s post match conference, and his views on a Liverpool win. - Report

Chris Errington of the Herald in Plymouth spoke of the pride being felt across the city - Report

"They presented Jurgen Klopp with an enormous Cornish pasty but Plymouth Argyle almost delivered a giant custard pie instead." Chief Football Correspondent for The Telegraph, Jason Burt, was at Home Park on Wednesday night. - Report

Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer at The Times, also watched Argyles valiant performance on Wednesday. Read what he had to say about a special night at Home Park. - Report

Ian Doyle of the Liverpool Echo had his say on Liverpool’s performance, see the player ratings for the reds below. - Report


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