Liverpool 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers - Match report, player ratings, fan reaction and more

Match report

A thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening ultimately culminated in the two side setting up an FA Cup third round replay.

This came owing to an eventual 2-2 stalemate.

It was the visitors to Merseyside who opened the game’s scoring, albeit with a little more than a helping hand from Liverpool’s no.1.

This came just beyond the halfway point of the first-half, when Alisson’s attempted pass out of the back was easily intercepted by the waiting Goncalo Guedes, who was left with the simple task of slotting into an empty Liverpool net:

Parity, though, was soon restored once more.

On this occasion, it was the turn of a Wolves star to misplace a pass, as Nathan Collins’ lofted ball across the pitch was easily cut out by the charging Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose pinpoint ensuing delivery was dispatched in style by Darwin Nunez:

Liverpool then turned the clash on its head on the other side of the interval, when Mohamed Salah broke free inside the visitors’ penalty area, to slot coolly into the far corner:

The defensive frailties of Jurgen Klopp’s troops, though, soon cost them dear once more.

This came as a triple Wolves substitution paid immediate dividends, when Hwang Hee-chan’s near post finish somehow made its way beyond the clutches of Alisson:

Julen Lopetegui and co. then thought that they had won it late on, only for Toti Gomes’ close-range finish to be ruled out for offside.

The two sides, as a result, will be forced to do it all again at Molineux, amid the ongoing pursuit of a spot in the FA Cup’s 4th round.

Player ratings


Alisson - 4.5

Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7

Joel Matip - 5.5

Ibrahima Konate - 6.5

Andrew Robertson - 5.5

Fabinho - 5.5

Thiago Alcantara - 7

Jordan Henderson - 5

Mohamed Salah - 6.5

Cody Gakpo - 6

Darwin Nunez - 6.5

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Matija Sarkic - 5

Dexter Lembikisa - 5.5

Nathan Collins - 6

Toti Gomes - 6

Jonny Castro - 5.5

Ruben Neves - 6.5

Joe Hodge - 6

Adama Traore - 6.5

Rayan Aït-Nouri - 5.5

Goncalo Guedes - 7

Raul Jimenez 4.5

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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