Rúben Neves makes the difference for Wolves in FA Cup against Liverpool
It would be wrong to suggest a club with Liverpool’s proud history will be completely unmoved about the prospect of a third-round elimination from a competition they have won seven times. They do, however, clearly have other priorities and it was certainly difficult to remember the last time a team from Anfield has seemed as indifferent to the FA Cup as Jürgen Klopp’s team did during this dishevelled defeat.
The time to judge whether Klopp was entitled to take such a risk will probably be at the end of the season, when we know whether the current Premier League leaders have held on to their position at the top of the table. For now, however, all that really can be said is they were obliging opponents for a Wolves side that took advantage of Klopp’s team selection and won the tie with a firecracker of a shot from Rúben Neves.