Liverpool and Wolverhampton played a 2-2 draw at Anfield in the FA Cup third-round tie on Sunday. The teams will now meet again for a rematch at the Molineux Stadium later this month.
Gonçalo Guedes put the Wolves ahead in the game after Alisson’s howler in the 26th minute of the game. Darwin Nunez levelled the scoreline on the brink of half-time, while Mohamed Salah put the Reds ahead in the game just seven minutes after the half-time break. Hwang Hee-chan scored the Wolves’ second goal of the match in the 66th minute.
Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui was left furious after his side were denied a winning goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup. Defender Toti Gomes put the ball into the back of the net during the final moments of the game.
However, his goal was disallowed for offside by the assistant referee. His decision was upheld by VAR despite no camera angle available to confirm the decision.
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ITV Sports Anchor said after the game: “We think there is no definitive angle to prove that the assistant was wrong. Therefore, they take the assistant’s decision.“
Cody Gakpo reflects on his debut
Liverpool’s new signing Cody Gakpo made his debut during the Reds FA Cup clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers. After the match, he revealed that he is relatively happy with his performance.
Speaking to LFCTV, he said: “Really great atmosphere for my [first] home game. I think I showed some good moments and some sloppy moments. So I can still improve on that point, keep working hard and try to help the team as much as I can.”
Cody Gakpo joined Liverpool from Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven during the ongoing transfer window. He enjoyed an excellent time with the Dutch club after joining as a youth prospect in 2007.
Gakpo played 159 games (in all competitions) for PSV, registering 55 goals and 50 assists. He won the Dutch Footballer of the Year 2021-22.
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When will Liverpool play next?
Liverpool are currently sixth in the Premier League, with 28 points from 17 games. They will next lock horns against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Falmer Stadium on January 14. The replay of the FA Cup third-round tie between Wolves and Liverpool is set to take place in the week commencing January 16.