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Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

WOLVES 0-0 LIVERPOOL

Wolves XI: Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Dendoncker, Neves, Vinagre, Moutinho, Jiménez, Diogo Jota

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Camacho, Lovren, Fabinho, Moreno, Milner, Keita, Jones, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi

  • Jurgen Klopp makes nine changes from Manchester City defeat
  • 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever makes debut after Dejan Lovren injury

WOLVES 0-0 LIVERPOOL

24: Come on, lads! Nobody is getting relegated here – release the handbrake and go for it! Curtis Jones embarks on a good run down the left touchline before sending a cross into the penalty area. Little too close to John Ruddy.

21: Ryan Bennett arrows in another Rory Delap-esque style throw-in from the left but Liverpool deal with the danger.

18: Well this hasn’t exactly been an explosive start on the field, aside from Dejan Lovren’s injury of course. Liverpool having tons of possession but they can’t break through this organised Wolves side. Not seen Xherdan Shaqiri touch the ball.

15: Booked! James Milner is booked for a cynical tug in midfield. No real need for it but he’s clearly taking his duties to protect the Liverpool youngsters very seriously.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: REUTERS)

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: REUTERS)

13: Ki-Jana Hoever is 16, born on 18 January 2002. He’s 16 years 254 days old and becomes the youngest Liverpool player ever to play in the FA Cup and their third youngest player ever to play in any competition.

That means he was 296 days old when James Milner made his Leeds debut.

10: Wolves crack out their not so secret weapon – the Ryan Bennett long throw. He gets the ball cleaned for him before launching it into the penalty area. Liverpool clear.

7: So Liverpool’s only senior centre-back is off. Advantage Wolves, right? Well perhaps not. The visitors have dominated the ball in the early stages with teenager Curtis Jones not frightened to run at his marker.

Also, James Milner looks to have dropped deeper to defender the defenders… if that makes sense.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: REUTERS)

5: Having struggled on for 60 seconds, Dejan Lovren goes to the floor. No Virgil van Dijk on the bench so that means 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever is coming on to make his Liverpool debut… on live television… in the FA Cup… against Premier League opposition.

Goodness me, what a sight. Good luck, Ki-Jana!

3: Now… I’ve just spotted Dejan Lovren calling over to the Liverpool bench. He’s hobbling around and doesn’t look comfortable. How could he possibly have gone through the entire warm up and only now sustained an injury?!

WOLVES 0-0 LIVERPOOL

1: And we’re off! There was a moments applause for legendary Wolves skipper Bill Slater, who passed away recently.

Ah, Jermaine Jenas is on commentary duty tonight. Great…

Y’all ready?

19:40: The pyrotechnics ramp up a notch as the players emerge from the tunnel. Quite spectacular viewing actually. We’re nearly underway folks.

Quick reminder of those sides.

Wolves: John Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Dendoncker, Neves, Ruben Vinagre, Joao Moutinho, Jimenez, Jota. Subs: Doherty, Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Norris, Traore.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Camacho, Lovren, Fabinho, Moreno, Jones, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi. Subs: Firmino, Mane, Salah, Alexander-Arnold, Hoever, Kelleher, Christie-Davies.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: PA)

Lights…

19:35:  “Basically, could I have a condensed Pink Floyd concert for £500?” One of my favourite Alan Partridge quotes that seems to have been carried out at Molineux Stadium this evening.

They love the lights, fireworks and music before kick off.

Divock Origi exit?

19:30: While we’re on the subject of transfers – could tonight be Divock Origi’s final Liverpool game?

Now there’s nothing concrete but The Mirror have claimed that the Belgian striker could be sold permanently in the coming weeks.

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri had been touted as a serious suitor, but Wolves are also sniffing around as well, according to The Mirror.

The Reds value the Belgium international at £15m but will be keen to encourage a bidding war.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

‘We always go strong’

19:25: That’s fighting talk for the Wolves manager.

“We always go strong! We always try to compete,” Nuno Espírito Santo told the BBC.

“It is a challenge for us, each game is a final and this is one against one of the best teams. We want to go on. We respect their team a lot, they have enough quality to always present a strong XI.”

Wait, what?

19:20: The transfer window is in full swing today and the latest spectacular story is vintage January fodder.

Are you ready? Sure?

The Manchester Evening News are quoting a report from website CaughtOffside saying that Manchester United have made an enquiry for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho…

The story revolves around the fact Coutinho has started only nine league games this season and that he’s unsettled at the Nou Camp.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

‘Had to make changes’

19:15: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “I had to make these changes. A few players were really ill and then in the last session yesterday we lost Adam Lallana with a minor thing, but it’s enough not to be able to play – and Jordan Henderson had something from the Man City game.

“We had to make a few changes already, it was clear. Virgil van Dijk cannot play; he is at home and hopefully it is nothing, but he has played all the games so far, so we had to try to find a solution for that – and we found it, hopefully, with Fabinho.

“For all the rest, a few guys I want to see and we are able to do that, but of course we have to be sensitive with our situation. We came through a very intense period quite OK. The next intense period is waiting.

“I know people want to win every game and see the same players week in, week out, but somebody has to make the decisions and in that case, I am the man for doing that.”

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Matt: Klopp has waved the white flag. Just put Wolves name in the little ball for the draw and save us an hour of frustrating viewing. Clear signs the FA Cup doesn’t matter anymore!!

Richard: Quite the line up from the Reds; bonkers front three, should be a hoot. Given our schedule it was totally necessary. My Mum was a Wolves fan so I’m happy whoever wins, just no replays thanks.

Gee: I for one am excited to finally see what the depth of the Liverpool academy actually is. These kids need some game time, and Klopp, although a great manager, does tend to rely on a very tight core. Pep spreads the workload a little more.

The draw…

19:05: As yes, the fourth round draw. You want to know the details, eh? I guess I could tell you when and where it will take place.

The FA Cup fourth round draw will take place tonight. The draw will commence immediately following Wolves vs Liverpool which kicks off at 7:45pm.

There will be no extra time tonight, meaning the draw will take place at approximately 9:45pm.

The last draw was conducted by Ruud Gullit and Paul Ince. This time we have Robbie Keane and Carl Ikeme doing the honours – I’ll let you decide if that’s an upgrade or not…

**Inserts generic image of FA Cup balls for pretty-much no reason**

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Thomas: That’s a lot of changes from Jurgen Klopp, but I like it. A chance for young and fringe players and a rest for the key players. Let’s see if it’s good enough to qualify!

Mickey: You all remember when we played a weakened side away against Oldham in the FA Cup, right? Just saying lads…

Monty: Bigger fish to fry this year so expected changes, would still love to go through and look to win it. Wolves will fancy this though. Tough game. Loving Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones gettng a game. Where’s Adam Lallana?

Ah, I was supposed to tell you. Adam Lallana picked up a knock in training. He’s out injured.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

Team news – Wolves

18:55: A slightly more orthodox five changes for Wolves tonight – but there’s no denying that Nuno Espírito Santo has named a strong starting XI.

The five changes include the return of Description Diogo Jota, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring complaint. Adama Traore is named on the bench.

John Ruddy starts in goal with Rui Patrício getting a rest.

Wolves XI: Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Vinagre, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jota, Jimenez

Subs: Norris, Doherty, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Traore

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

How old?!

18:50: Speaking of youthful talent… Liverpool have also included Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever, who is just 16.

The teenager is named on the bench alongside academy youngster Isaac Christie-Davies.

Oh, and just if things go a bit pear-shaped – Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are also among the substitutes.

Jurgen Klopp on debutants

18:47: Jurgen Klopp has discussed the inclusion of youthful talents Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones.

“You can only be successful as a squad if you have high quality in training and these boys have been consistently good,” Klopp explained.

“They are versatile, can play in different positions and they have grown physically. It’s exciting for them, and for us. They are only 18, now it is time to show up and we need them, 100 percent.”

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: REUTERS)

Cupset record?

18:45: Some smart sausage has figured out that this season’s FA Cup third round could set a new 21st-century record for upsets after a shock-laden weekend.

League Two Newport’s 2-1 victory over Leicester on Sunday afternoon took the total number of upsets – any tie where a team beats an opponent from a higher league – to eight.

As things stand, that is the same number as the third round of last season’s competition but, with four games involving possible upsets to be decided by a replay, this could be the most upset-laden third round since the turn of the century.

Unlike last season, this year there will be non-league representation in the fourth round, courtesy of National League side Barnet’s superb win at Championship high-flyers Sheffield United.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: REUTERS)

Team news – Liverpool

18:40: Now where on earth shall we start with this Liverpool XI?!

Jurgen Klopp has made nine changes from the side who lost to Manchester City with only Dejan Lovren and James Milner retaining their places.

Elsewhere Simon Mignolet is between the sticks with Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones (who still don’t have Wikipedia pages) making their full Liverpool debuts.

Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri lead the attack with Jones, Naby Keita and Fabinho forming a midfield three.

The starting XI…

18:37: Still waiting on the Wolves line-up, but Liverpool have announced their side. Quite… a few… changes.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Camacho, Lovren, Fabinho, Moreno, Milner, Keita, Jones, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.

Subs: Kelleher, Hoever, Alexander-Arnold, Christie-Davies, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: REUTERS)

Evening…

18:35: Hello everyone, welcome to our LIVE coverage of the FA Cup as Liverpool travel to Molineux for a third-round clash with Wolves.

It’s been a fairly epic weekend in the competition with a few signature giant-killings… I’m looking at YOU Fulham and Leicester fans…

Anyway, an extra day will offer not only some welcome additional recovery time, but also more pause for thought on the fallout of the defeat at Manchester City.

All, of course, is not yet lost for Jurgen Klopp’s exciting side – but fail to produce the required response, no matter how much of a changed team at Molineux, and there will be more questions on whether the Reds do indeed have what it takes to last the distance.

Ready for those line-ups?

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup

Wolves vs Liverpool: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage of the FA Cup (Image: GETTY)

WOLVES vs LIVERPOOL

Diogo Jota has returned to training and could feature for Wolves. The forward has missed the last four games and will be assessed over the weekend. Romain Saiss is available after limping off in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace with a knee problem.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will make changes. Midfielders Naby Keita and Adam Lallana could come in while Fabinho is likely to start. Xherdan Shaqiri and striker Daniel Sturridge could also figure, as could full-back Alberto Moreno.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Top scorers (all competitions): Raul Jimenez (Wolves) 6; Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 16

Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)



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