Liverpool advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the second attempt, defeating Wolves 1-0 in a replay at Molineux.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will face Brighton in the next round after Harvey Elliott’s 13th-minute winner ended their three-game winless streak in all competitions.
Wolves dominated the first meeting between the teams at Anfield 10 days ago, and were only denied a deserved victory by a late VAR controversy.
Wolves, on the other hand, struggled to threaten their opponents as frequently this time, leaving them with a cup exit that may be a good thing as they focus on avoiding Premier League relegation.
Wolves vs Liverpool final score
LIV — Harvey Elliott — 13th minute Liverpool’s youngsters step up in a high-pressure situation
With Liverpool arriving at Molineux without a win in three, an eight-change lineup raised the prospect of another disappointing outing.
This heavily rotated side, on the other hand, stepped up to end that troubling run, with some of the Reds’ younger stars among the most impressive contributors.
Harvey Elliott scored the game-winning goal after a lively performance, and Stefan Bajcetic was a composed presence in the center of midfield.
When Ben Doak came off the bench, he demonstrated why there is so much buzz about his development.
Klopp will have been overjoyed to see his young players flourish in such a high-pressure situation.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp faces a selection headache.
Of course, the performances of those starlets, as well as the more senior fringe players, have given Klopp a selection headache.
Bajcetic and Naby Keita looked like the ideal central midfield partners for Thiago Alcantara, allowing the Spaniard to put in a typically classy performance.
And that is certainly more than can be said of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho recently, who have repeatedly struggled to implement their manager’s tactics.