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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.

Liverpool's FA Cup clash with Wolves moved for TV © Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport

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.

Kovacic and Alonso passed fit for Wolves clash

Kovacic and Alonso passed fit for Wolves clash Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Mateo Kovacic and Marcos Alonso will be fit to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night. The Blues boss spoke to the media as he previewed his side’s trip to Molineux in midweek. When quizzed about the condition of his squad, the Italian was optimistic over the chances that his duo have of featuring in the upcoming game. Both Kovacic and Alonso picked up knocks during Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. This prompted fears that the pair could be absent as the Blues look to build on their win at the weekend against Wolves. However, as quoted by West London Sport, Sarri revealed that he has received an update on their condition. The Chelsea boss discussed Kovacic and Alonso’s chances of featuring and said: “I spoke with the doctor 10 minutes ago and we have no injuries at the moment. We had a little problem with Kovacic in the last match and also Alonso. But for the doctor, they are able to play.” “Now we have to see in the last training session just in order to understand if there is somebody tired after the (Fulham) match.” Sarri could rotate against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side irrespective of any injury concerns, however, as the fixtures begin to come thick and fast in the festive period.

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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.

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Wolves star Jota to miss Liverpool clash.
Wolves winger Diogo Jota will miss Friday night’s fixture against Liverpool as he nurses a hamstring injury. The forward has been in good form for his side in recent weeks and was highly likely to be in line for a start against Jurgen Klopp’s men in the Premier League clash at Molineux. However, as reported by the Express and Star, the hosts will be without Jota after he sustained an injury in Wolves’ recent 2-0 win against Bournemouth. The 22-year-old was vital for his side as they turned around a poor run of form. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have won their last three fixtures, with Jota finding the net on two occasions. Liverpool are sure to be boosted by the news of the Wolves star’s absence as they bid to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table. The Reds are unbeaten in the top-flight and will hope to avoid any slip-ups when they come head to head with their counterparts on Friday evening.

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