Liverpool 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Klopp’s side limp out of FA Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers pulled off a major FA Cup shock by beating Liverpool at Anfield to reach the fifth round of the competition.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his team and included a host of young academy prospects who, by all accounts, let the big stage affect their performance in front of an expectant home crowd.

Championship side Wolves got off to the perfect start when defender Richard Stearman nodded in the opening goal inside a minute after some suspect Liverpool defending.

Helder Costa, the former Benfica winger who is Wolves’ top goalscorer this season, nearly notched a goal of the tournament contender after his incredible solo run fell short when he was unable to beat Karius under the pressure of Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn.

Not perturbed by Costa’s dribbling ability after the near miss, the 23-year-old Portuguese forward produced another superb run before playing a through ball to Andreas Weimann who rounded the goalkeeper to make it 2-0 before half-time.

Klopp rolled the dice in the second half by introducing Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Emre Can but, despite  dominating possession, Liverpool failed to create any clear-cut chances until Divock Origi ended his barren run by poking in a late goal to offer a glimmer of hope to Liverpool fans.

With the Kop in full voice and willing on the home side, Wolves managed to hold on to a famous victory to knock out their second Premier League team of the tournament.


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