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💧Wolves v Liverpool💧FA Cup [LIVE]

Sometimes I have to shake my head in disbelief at the players we now have at our disposal, but today conundrum is.....should we rest some of our squad, or go for it with a fixture list that not to congested ?

Halfy says......let’s do these scouser’s

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Wolves forward Diogo Jota returned to training on Friday after missing four matches with a hamstring injury and he will be available to face Liverpool.

Versatile Moroccan Romain Saiss has overcome a minor knee complaint.

Liverpool are likely to make several changes to the side that started Thursday's defeat by Manchester City.

Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno are confirmed starters, while teenagers Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones could make their senior debuts.

Joe Gomez and Joel Matip remain out with a fractured leg and collarbone respectively.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo on Liverpool: "We know it's a fantastic team and manager. It's going to be very tough, we must prepare well.

"They are very organised, very intense, have individual quality, press well, and their counter-attack is one of the best there is."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "How can we speak in the first round of the FA Cup about winning it? It's a very important competition but we have to make sure we can play with the right intensity. For this you need - if you can do it - to make changes.

"We want to win everything but you cannot win it in the first game. You have to make sure you are as good as possible in that game, make the right decisions about the line-up - maybe tough decisions, maybe not that tough - and then we will see."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

There is no doubt that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will make a lot of changes to his team, while Wolves are on a strange run of results - including winning at Spurs then losing at home to Crystal Palace.

That makes it very hard to know what they are going to do next.

Prediction: 0-1

Lawro's full predictions v Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Liverpool are unbeaten in six trips to Molineux - winning the last three - since a 1-0 top-flight defeat in August 1981.
The Reds won 2-0 away on 21 December in the first league meeting between the sides for nearly seven years.
Wolves have won four of their six FA Cup ties against Liverpool, including at Anfield in January 2017.
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves have been knocked out at the first attempt in six of the past seven seasons. The exception was two seasons ago, when they stunned Liverpool in the fourth round before losing at home to Chelsea.
They have gone six FA Cup matches without a win at home, with a goalless draw against Swansea last season ending a run of five straight Molineux exits (including on penalties to Fulham).
Their fourth and most recent FA Cup title came in 1960.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side have lost five of their past seven home matches.
Liverpool

Liverpool have been knocked out in the fourth round in all three previous campaigns under Jurgen Klopp, including two years ago at Anfield against Wolves, who were then 18th in the Championship.
They were last knocked out in the third round in 2010-11, losing 1-0 to Manchester United.
Liverpool have been eliminated from five of their last seven FA Cup ties against Premier League opponents.
The Reds have won only five of their past 18 games in all competitions in January (D5, L8).

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Jota and eally did look sharp last night

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Cinciwolf---so glad I wasn't careful what I wished for!! (U11551)
posted less than a minute ago
Jota and eally did look sharp last night
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Jota really did look sharp last night

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Looking forward to seeing him at his best against City

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Cinciwolf---so glad I wasn't careful what I wished for!! (U11551)
posted about an hour ago
Jota and eally did look sharp last night
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Eally a new signing?

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Not sure about Ruddy doing nothing spectacular wulfrun. His effort to fingertip Shakiri’s free kick on to the post was surely one of the saves of the season.

And I thought Dendoncker had a really good game. Covers a lot of ground, wins lots of tackles and uses the ball sensibly

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Only disappointments last night were Cavaleiro and Costa again. Cavaleiro to me just isn’t quite good enough for this level. Costa I’m sure could be but he is having a number of ineffective performances

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted about 2 hours ago
Only disappointments last night were Cavaleiro and Costa again. Cavaleiro to me just isn’t quite good enough for this level. Costa I’m sure could be but he is having a number of ineffective performances
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Cavaleiro literally gave the ball away once last night with that bizarre cross thing he did and held the ball up and relieved pressure very well.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I thought Cav was pretty ineffective if I’m honest.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I was disappointed with Cavaeiro when he came on, to be honest, as I thought he'd do something to excite the UK audience watching, as I think he is capable of doing (remembering his goal of a couple of weeks ago). I seem to remember that he did get the ball a few times, but wasn't able to make anything happen.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I can see Costa, Cavaleiro and Traore having to settle for sub appearances for most of the second half of the season and I would see Cav as the third choice from those three.

The midfield we started with last night looks our strongest team now with Dendoncker, Neves and Moutinho in the centre of a midfield 5. And I have been saying all season we need Jota to be playing closer to Jiminez and a 352 set up will bring out the best in both of them.

But then we have to see who else comes in during January and the Abraham deal is evidently still possible

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