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

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in six trips to Molineux
  • Wolves have won four of their six FA Cup ties against Liverpool
  • Wolves have lost five of their past seven home matches
  • Liverpool have been eliminated from five of their last seven FA Cup ties against Premier League opponents

WOLVES vs LIVERPOOL

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

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.”

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.

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.

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 (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)

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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