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Klopp’s first win this year: Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup

Adama Traore (left) shoots unsuccessfully against Liverpool.
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First step out of the crisis: Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 and qualify for the fourth round of the FA Cup – their first win this year.

MWith the first competitive victory since the turn of the year at the fourth attempt, the best English football club Liverpool and the manager of his German team. yourgen club Take a first step out of the FA Cup crisis. By entering the Best of 32 after a 1-0 (1-0) third-round replay win over Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Reds also preserved their chances of repeating last year’s cup win.

Klopp’s side withstood the pressure after 2-2 Wolverhampton In the first cup duel between the defeats in the two previous league games of the new year, Group B also won. After 13 minutes, Harvey Elliott ensured the hoped-for calm in the ranks of last year’s Champions League finalists with a guest lead. The 19-year-old’s superb goal in the build-up to former Munich player Thiago should also mean the decision in favor of the eight-time cup winner.

In a struggle for a place in the round of 16 in the oldest cup competition in football history Liverpool Compete in another Premier League match at Brighton & Hove Albion on January 28 (Saturday). There, the Anfield Road side have a chance to make further adjustments: due to a bitter 3-0 defeat by upcoming FA Cup opponents, Liverpool fell ten points off the Premier League table last weekend, finishing fourth in the Champions League in ninth place. . Place.

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Not least because of this setback, Klopp energized his side for the cup tie at Wolverhampton. Since his starting line-up at Brighton, defensive players Ibrahima Konate, Thiago and winter newcomer Cody Jakpo were once again in the starting line-up on Tuesday night. Compared to the first leg, Klopp made nine changes to his squad.