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Liverpool will be hoping to have manager Jurgen Klopp back in the dugout for this match, which comes eight days after his positive coronavirus test forced him to miss the engrossing 2-2 draw with Chelsea last Sunday.

With assistant boss Pep Lijnders also subsequently testing positive, Peter Krawietz will take training, conduct media duties and potentially even replace Klopp at Anfield on Sunday should the German fail to provide a negative test.

The COVID-19 issues at Liverpool are beginning to ease, though; in addition to Klopp, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Curtis Jones, Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip have had the virus but will have passed the required isolation period by the time Sunday comes around.

The club’s training ground also reopened on Friday after being closed for a couple of days to contain the outbreak, which forced Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal to be postponed until later this month.

All of that means that Liverpool have had a week to recover from the frenetic draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a result which saw both of Manchester City’s closest challengers lose more ground in the Premier League title race.

The Reds have now failed to win any of their last four games across all competitions within 90 minutes, with their only triumph since December 16 coming via a penalty shootout against Leicester City in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

Since their win over Newcastle United in mid-December, Klopp’s men have picked up just two points from the nine on offer in the Premier League, so Sunday’s match against lower-league opposition may come as a welcome break from top-flight action.

It is the beginning of temporary life without Africa Cup of Nations participants Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, but Liverpool will still be firm favourites to progress with minimum fuss.

The seven-time FA Cup winners have made it through nine of their last 10 FA Cup third-round ties, while in their entire Football League history – stretching back to 1893 – they have only suffered two home FA Cup defeats against teams outside of the top two tiers.

That said, Liverpool have also not made it past the fifth round of this competition since 2014-15 and have not lifted the trophy since 2006, so their recent FA Cup record leaves a lot to be desired for a club of their stature

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