Wolves 2 – Liverpool 1
Liverpool exited the FA Cup on Monday evening on the first stage of the competitors.
Jurgen Klopp performed a weakened crew at Wolves after a really hectic Christmas and New 12 months interval within the Premier League.
Having exited the Carabao Cup to Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool have simply two competitions to focus on now.
The Merseyside giants lead the Premier League by 4 factors and reached the Champions League ultimate final season.
Raul Jimenez opened the scoring for Wolves, Divock Origi equalised. Ruben Neves claimed a trademark lengthy ranger for the win.
Liverpool did throw on the likes of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino with twenty minutes to go.
However, judging from all of Jurgen Klopp’s interviews earlier than and after the FA Cup match, this was merely a sport too far for his squad.
Is Virgil van Dijk injured?
One of many stand-out statements from Klopp after the sport was as regards to the gamers that had been unable to make the journey to Wolves.
Klopp stated: “I needed to make these  adjustments. A number of gamers had been actually ailing after which within the final session we misplaced Lallana with a minor factor, however it’s sufficient [to rule him out]. Hendo had one thing from the Man Metropolis sport. Virg can not play; he’s at dwelling and hopefully it’s nothing however he has performed all of the video games up to now.”.”
With Dejan Lovren coming off with a hamstring harm, strategies of a Virgil van Dijk harm shall be worrying for Liverpool.
Virgil van Dijk has been superior for Liverpool this season and is a key participant for the Premier League leaders.
Liverpool’s schedule now eases up with simply three Premier League video games in January: Brighton away on Saturday, Crystal Palace at dwelling adopted by Leicester Metropolis at dwelling.
Who will play centre again for Liverpool at Brighton?
In his post-Wolves press convention, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the hamstring harm picked up by Dejan Lovren leaves him brief on the again.
When pushed on the timescale of Lovren’s harm, Klopp refused to commit to 6 weeks out.
Liverpool are hopeful that each Joe Gomez and Joel Matip may return to coaching this week and be obtainable for Brighton.
Because it stands, and if Virgil van Dijk merely wanted a relaxation, then we are able to count on Fabinho to associate VVD within the Liverpool backline at Brighton on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s post-match press convention after Wolves 2 – Liverpool 1 – official video
Wolves 2 – Liverpool 1 highlights – official video