Exeter City vs. Liverpool: Winners and Losers from FA Cup

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Exeter City vs. Liverpool: Winners and Losers from FA Cup
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Brad Smith scored 17 minutes from time to save Liverpool's blushes in a 2-2 draw with fourth-tier Exeter City on Friday night in the third round of the FA Cup.

Wide his side depleted by injuries, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rotated his entire starting XI following the win over Stoke City on Tuesday in the Capital One Cup. The inexperienced squad struggled at times, falling behind the League Two side twice before eventually claiming a draw to force a replay later this month.

Tom Nichols and Lee Holmes scored for Exeter, while Jerome Sinclair notched the other goal for Liverpool.

"It's obvious what we have to learn in the future," Klopp said, per BBC Sport. "We have to be more robust. It was a difficult pitch. Exeter did really well. Maybe they know which part of the pitch you can play football. It was really difficult for us today. On one-on-one situations they were more robust than our guys."

Bleacher Report selects winners and losers from the match.

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