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SportLiverpool's FA Cup clash with Wolves moved for TV

17:40  06 december  2018
17:40  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Liverpool draw Wolves away in FA Cup third round

Liverpool draw Wolves away in FA Cup third round Liverpool have discovered who their opponents will be in the third round of the FA Cup. The draw was made on Monday evening and it has been revealed that Jurgen Klopp’s men will lock horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Liverpool’s focus has been largely placed upon success in the Premier League and Champions League in recent seasons but an opportunity to win silverware once again presents itself in the FA Cup. The fixture is set to be played during the first weekend of the New Year and Klopp will be keen to hand some of the Reds’ fringe players chances to shine. However, Liverpool will face a difficult test in the competition as they travel to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side for an all Premier League clash.

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Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers has been moved to Monday, 7th January, with the game now being broadcast live on the BBC.

The game had originally been scheduled for Saturday, 5th January, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp unhappy about the date of the fixture.

Liverpool travel to Manchester City on the Thursday before the matchup, in a game that has massive title implications.

Both teams are yet to lose this season, but the game would only have given his side one days rest before travelling to the Black Country to face Wolves.

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However, Klopp will be relieved to find that the game will now be moved, with Liverpool hoping for some success in the FA Cup this season.

Klopp asks for Wolves cup game to be moved

Klopp asks for Wolves cup game to be moved Jurgen Klopp has asked the FA to reschedule Liverpool’s FA Cup game against Wolves. The Mirror reports that the Liverpool boss wants the game to be played on Monday, January 7 with the Reds’ game against Manchester City in mind. The third round of FA Cup games have been scheduled for the first weekend of January, meaning Liverpool face a packed week if the game is not moved. Jurgen Klopp will take his team to Manchester City on the Thursday night prior to the game, in what could be a fixture that defines this season’s title race. Both teams are going head-to-head for the Premier League title with City continuing to set an impressive pace at the top of the table. Liverpool have done brilliantly to keep themselves within touching distance of Pep Guardiola’s side, meaning the fixture against one another could go a long way to deciding where the trophy ends up at the end of the campaign.

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The Reds face Manchester City on January 3 before the third round ties.

The Reds only reached the fourth round last season before being dumped out by Wolves fierce rivals West Bromwich Albion.

The season before that Wolves themselves knocked Liverpool out in shocking fashion. Paul Lambert’s side beat the Reds 2-1 to knock Klopp’s side out again in the fourth round.

Liverpool's FA Cup clash with Wolves moved for TV © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Doherty: Wolves owners want league title in five or six years.
Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty has revealed the lofty ambitions held by club owners Fosun International. Speaking to the Offside Rule Podcast, as quoted by the Express and Star, Doherty explained that the club are keen to qualify for European competition before winning the Premier League in five or six years time. Wolves have made a strong start to their return to the top-flight and currently sit 11th in the table ahead of tonight’s clash with relegation-threatened Cardiff City. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have held both Manchester clubs and Arsenal to a draw so far this campaign but have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks. Four of their last five matches have resulted in defeat, but the 26-year-old insists the club’s ambitions have not been dented. He said: “The vision for [Wolves’ owners] is probably to get into Europe first, finish in the top six or seven. And then I think they want to win the league in the next five or six years.” “I imagine [a Premier League title] is the goal. It’s obviously really exciting to be able to be a part of it now, at the start of it. Hopefully, I can stay here for when that happens.” Doherty himself has been one of Wolves’ standout players this term, featuring regularly and claiming the PFA’s fans’ Player of the Month award for September.

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