The Reds face a fourth round replay against The Hammers at Upton Park after this goalless draw at Anfield.
Due to the fixture congestion with a League Cup final coming up, as well as Europa League, Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes.
Despite such a youthful side, the Reds had a host of chances. Christian Benteke was one of four senior players on the field and could’ve scored four goals, but from those chances, he didn’t even get a shot in for three of them.
For the fourth chance, it actually was a double opportunity, an effective fifth that came back after a ricochet off the keeper toward the end, but Benteke took a swipe at it straight at the keeper. His initial shot was his best of the game, causing the keeper to parry it and Joe Allen nearly got that rebound in.
The Hammers had early chances but an unmarked Enner Valencia misjudged a header and Pedro Obiang volleyed wide.
Randolph twice blocked powerful Joao Teixeira efforts and also saved shots from Cameron Brannagan, Joe Allen and Benteke as mentioned.
Teixeira pulled the strings very well and once again showed that he’s the closest thing Liverpool has to Coutinho. However his contract situation is yet to be decided with the likes of Adam Lallana even ahead of him in the first team for league games.