Liverpool 2-2 Wolves LIVE! Hwang goal - FA Cup result, match stream, latest updates today

Liverpool 2-2 Wolves LIVE! Hwang goal - FA Cup result, match stream, latest updates today

Liverpool vs Wolves LIVE!

Holders Liverpool were held to a 2-2 home draw by Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday and will now face a replay after a breathless third-round tie in which the visitors had a late goal chalked off for offside.Liverpool fell behind after 26 minutes following a howler from goalkeeper Alisson who passed straight to the feet of Goncalo Guedes, who slotted in to the empty net. The hosts, however, entered the break level after a superb cross-field Trent Alexander-Arnold pass was met by Darwin Nunez on the volley.A defensive mix-up then handed the lead to Liverpool, with Mohamed Salah producing a calm finish after Wolves defender Toti flicked a Liverpool pass into his path. Wolves did not let up in their intensity after going behind and were rewarded as Hwang Hee-chan sneaked the ball between Alisson's legs after being threaded through by fellow substitute Matheus Cunha. They then saw a late Totti winner ruled out for offside. Read the game back below with our dedicated match blog.

Liverpool vs Wolves latest news

  • GOAL! Instant impact from sub Hwang!

  • GOAL! Salah puts Reds in front

  • GOAL! Nunez slots home stunning equaliser

  • GOAL! Alisson howler gifts opener

Liverpool FC 2 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Full-time!

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95min: A replay, it is.

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91min: Five minutes added on.

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89min: Doak and Elliott combine for the former to have an audacious outside-of-the-boot shot from 18 yards which fizzes past the post.

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86min: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Doak and Gomez on, Gakpo, Salah and Alexander-Arnold off.

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84min: Lopetegui gets booked for expressing his thoughts on the VAR call. Liverpool fans jeer.

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83min: It’s a long VAR wait but they confirm he’s offside. Liverpool fans jeer.

NO GOAL!

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81min: Toti thinks he’s given Wolves the lead but the flag is up and it won’t count.

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77min: Traore is threatening to win this for Wolves. Twice now he’s looked to be sent through on goal but twice Alisson does his best Usain Bolt impression to clear.

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73min: Wolves make their fifth and final change as Bueno is on for Ait-Nouri.

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70min: Two more changes as Keita replaces Henderson and Semedo is on for Lembikisa.

GOAL!

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67min: Instant impact from Hwang!

He combines with fellow sub Cunha to slip the ball past Alisson from four yards out!

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63min: Here’s that change.Nevez, Jimenez, Guedes are off, Hwang, Cunha and Nunes are on.

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62min: A lovely counter from Wolves from Neves and Jimenez, but as they reach the edge of the area they are crowded out.

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60min: Wolves preparing to make a triple change on the hour mark.

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58min: Almost a glorious third goal for Liverpool as Nunez and Robertson combine down the flank before the former tries to found Salah in the six-yard box, but he can’t convert.

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56min: Ait-Nouri looks certain to level the scores again, running through on goal, but Alisson stands tall to deny the defender.

Huge chance.

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It’s worth noting that at first glance it looked like Salah was clearly offside. There was a check on VAR for offside, but Toti does play the ball before Salah touches it so the goal stands.

GOAL!

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52min: Liverpool lead and it’s Salah!

A superb goal as Gakpo spots the star man inside the area, Totti fails to clear and Salah has enough time to take a touch, turn and fire past the keeper.

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48min: Wolves with more possession in the early stages after the restart.

Second half

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46min: Back underway, no changes.

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The teams are back out. Gakpo is doing shuttle runs.

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Nunez levels matters just before the break after Alisson gifted Wolves the opener.

An intriguing second half awaits.

Half-time!

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48min: That’s your lot.

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(REUTERS)

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46min: Three minutes added on.

GOAL!

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45min: That's much better! And it's a stunning volleyed finish from Nunez on the run from Alexander-Arnold's cross.

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42min: The natives are getting restless as half-time approaches. Liverpool not doing much with the ball.

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39min: Inches from a Wolves goal!

Traore has Matip on toast and fizzes a brilliant low drive across goal from right to left which a sliding Jimenez cannot get a touch on.

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35min: A stunning, long-range effort from Guedes which Alisson does brilliantly to palm away.

Almost 2-0!

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32min: Nunez continues to struggle in the final third, sending a cross way too long and way too deep, straight out of play as Gakpo tries in vain to run onto it.

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28min: A prime example of overconfidence being one’s downfall. Alisson arely looked up before making the pass, with Guedes yards away.

GOAL!

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26min: Guedes gives Wolves the lead and it’s a HOWLER from Alisson, who just passes the ball straight to the forward to slot home into an empty net.

Remarkable.

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24min: Talking of Nunez being plenty involved, he’s just wiped out Lembikisa near the halfway line, but will see no punishment for it.

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21min: Liverpool back on top and passing the ball around with confidence. Nunez and Alexander-Arnold involved a lot.

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18min: Slight concern for Nevez who has gone down and stayed down after a tackle.

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15min: Wolves are on top!

Ait-Nouri is the latest to try to work some space for a shot, and almost wriggles through and finds Jimenez on the edge of the area before being crowded out.

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14min: Yeesh. Matip is too casual on the ball in the area and almost lets Jimenez nick it off his toe, before quickly regaining composure.

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12min: Gakpo seeing plenty of the ball early on, and twice finds himself in a good position on the left but both times his cross into the box is wayward.

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10min: Almost spoke too soon. A long ball forward toward Traore looks spot on, before Alisson is forced into a bold, headed clearance outside his area.

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8min: It’s all Liverpool in the early stages. Wolves not getting a sniff.

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5min: First sight of goal for Gakpo, who’s first touch to create space is brilliant but the shot straight at the keeper is weak.

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4min: Salah curls one... and it’s just over.

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3min: Early shouts for a Liverpool penalty as Boly takes out Salah, but it’s on the edge of the area.

Kick-off!

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1min: Here we go.

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Liverpool are aiming to avoid becoming the first FA Cup holders to get knocked out at the first opportunity since Arsenal in 2018.

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Final warm-ups currently going on. Klopp is giving both Matip and Konate some intense-looking instructions.

Klopp on Gakpo

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“Cody is raring to go - he has had three days with us - he looked good in training, we had a full week for training and now we let him start,” he told ITV.

When you play every three days you need to rotate and manage minutes but we didn't need to do that this week. The boys are looking forward to it - Cody is a good footballer. He is a smart boy and a good footballer.

We had two fantastic finals at Wembley last season - the competition is great, the final was outstanding and the atmosphere was outstanding. We have our memories and we want to go there again.

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(Getty Images)

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Wolves have three times faced Liverpool in the FA Cup and won each time, which is a good omen for the visitors.

Liverpool have won their last seven meetings on the trot against Wolves, which is a good omen for the hosts.

Which record will continue tonight?

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Wolves, who have a Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday followed by a relegation six-pointer against West Ham at the weekend, made nine changes from the draw with Aston Villa.

Only Nathan Collins and Ruben Neves retained their places, with 19-year-old right-back Dexter Lembikisa making his first start.

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Liverpool handed a debut to new signing Cody Gakpo as manager Jurgen Klopp named his strongest side for the start of their FA Cup defence at home to Premier League opponents Wolves.

The Netherlands international, a £38million arrival from PSV Eindhoven, was one of four changes from Monday's defeat at Brentford.

Joel Matip replaced the injured Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, Andy Robertson returned at left-back and Jordan Henderson came in for Harvey Elliott in midfield.

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Wolves XI

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Liverpool XI

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Cody Gakpo starts!

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Team news to be confirmed imminently.

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Wolves have arrived.

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Lopetegui hits out at schedule

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Julen Lopetegui insists Wolves have no excuses at Liverpool - despite his frustration at the schedule.

The manager is unhappy the hosts have had two more days to prepare for Saturday's FA Cup third round clash at Anfield. Wolves drew 1-1 at Aston Villa on Wednesday after Liverpool lost 3-1 at Brentford 48 hours earlier.

"They have had five days, I prefer not to repeat it. We have to be ready. Despite the situation we have to prepare for the Cup in the best way we can," he said.

"It's very important but Liverpool have had two days more to prepare and rest. We have another match in three days (after) with the Carabao Cup (at Nottingham Forest). We have to be able to do a good match against one of the best teams in the world.

"It's not our responsibility, we have to play, I have commented it is different in the league. In the cup you don't have a second chance, it's not balanced but it's not our responsibility.

"Maybe we can work normally because a lot of players have to recuperate but tomorrow we will be ready to try to beat one of the best teams in the world. They have an incredible squad. It'll be a good challenge for us. "

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Van Dijk backs Gakpo to hit ground running

18:28 , Alex Young

Virgil Van Dijk has backed Cody Gakpo to handle the pressure at Liverpool.

While manager Jurgen Klopp will give Gakpo plenty of time to acclimatise, the expectation realistically - considering his form this season and the impact Luis Diaz had arriving last January - will be for him to contribute significantly and provide the spark Liverpool need up front as Darwin Nunez continues to miss chances.

"I think he will handle it fine but you have no idea what it is like until you are under this sort of pressure," said Van Dijk, who is set to miss the next month after a hamstring injury at Brentford on Tuesday proved to be more serious than first thought.

"He will have to keep his head down and look at what we are doing as a group and listen to the manager, listen to the players around you and don't listen too much to the outside world because you can be one of the best in the world one day and one of the worst the next. It is never something in the middle.

"He has to stay calm and I think he will do that. He is that type of person."

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Score prediction

18:12 , Alex Young

Liverpool have had a very inconsistent season but, as the holders, it would not be a surprise if they nonetheless managed a very solid defence of their trophy.

A 2-0 Liverpool win.

Wolves team news

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Daniel Podence picked up a knock in Wolves’ draw at Aston Villa in midweek.

Certainly absent for the visitors will be Chiquinho, Pedro Neto, Sasa Kalajdzic and Boubacar Traore.

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Liverpool team news

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Cody Gakpo is set to make his Liverpool debut as Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Jordan Henderson look to return to the squad.

Virgil van Dijk has joined Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Arthur Melo on the injury list and will miss around a month with a hamstring issue in a major blow to Jurgen Klopp.

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Where to watch

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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live for free on ITV4, with coverage starting at 7.15pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX app and website.

Welcome

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Good evening and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the FA Cup third-round clash between Liverpool and Wolves.

The FA Cup holders kick off the defence of their crown, and face a team who have knocked them out of this competition twice in recent years.

Kick-off at Anfield is at 8pm GMT. Stick with us.