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Liverpool FA Cup hopes over after defeat at Wolves

Mohamed Salah

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featured for 20 minutes as Liverpool were eliminated from from the third round following a 2-1 away defeat against .

Wolverhamoton Wanderers hosted the Reds at the Molineux and had their first threat of the game after 15 minutes when Ruben Neves controlled the ball near the box before his effort went over the crossbar. Liverpool enjoyed the majority of possession however they were very sloppy, losing possession multiple times.

Around the half-hour mark, Liverpool got their first real chance when Shaqiri found space inside the box before his half-volley got deflected wide. Seven minutes later, a sloppy moment from James Milner gave Wolves the chance to start a counter-attack where Raul Jimenez ran along the right side before finding the bottom corner of the net to put Wolves in front going into half-time.

Liverpool managed to get the equalizer just six minutes into the second half when Devock Origi collected a loose ball near the box before sending a left-footed strike into the net to bring the result level.

Wolves were able to retoke the lead after five minutes Ruben Neves’ 30-yard effort found its way into the net despite Mignolet’s effort to save. In the 70th minute, Shaqiri unleashed a superb freekick near the edge of the box but his ball hit the left post.

Liverpool pushed forward for an equalizer as Juergen Klopp decided to bring on Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah off the bench in the 71st minute. Salah’s biggest impact of the game came in the 81st minute when he found space of the right side, cutting inside and sending a curling shot but it was cleared off the line by Wolves’ defender.

Liverpool continued pushing for the remaining minutes but they failed to break through as they got eliminated from the third round.

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