Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool’s response to Brighton defeat in their victory over Wolves after he made EIGHT changes, as he lauds Harvey Elliott’s ‘exceptional’ triumphing aim at Molineux
Harvey Elliott’s first-half stunner booked a fourth-round day out to Brighton as the holders stored their defence alive with a 1-0 win.
The Reds have been demolished 3-0 at the Amex in the Premier League on Saturday – with Jurgen Klopp calling it the worst overall performance of his managerial profession – however believes his facet answered at Molineux.
‘Everybody acquired that reaction, it was once the response we wished to show,’ he stated after the third-round replay. ‘The sport was once definitely unique to final time. I’m honestly blissful with that. All the character performances had been good.
‘It used to be a top game, we solely get into the subsequent spherical however we desired to go to the subsequent round, it was once an essential signal that these matters are possible.
‘There’s a huge sport coming up at the weekend (against Chelsea), if we had performed some other recreation like the closing one I’m no longer certain what human beings would have concept earlier than they arrived at the stadium.
‘We had been compact, collectively and we had suitable challenges. We performed truely right soccer and scored an exquisite goal. Harvey noticed some thing no longer a lot of humans have seen. I would not have anticipated a shot in that moment.’
Following a short floodlight failure in the opening seconds, Liverpool settled and Elliott received it after thirteen minutes.
Rayan Ait-Nouri’s shot had been blocked and the site visitors rapidly moved up the pitch, with Thiago Alcantara discovering Elliott internal his personal half.
The England Under-21 megastar ran unopposed earlier than catching Jose Sa out of function and beat the scrambling goalkeeper from 25 yards.
Fabio Carvalho had a intention chalked off for offside and Cody Gakpo drilled over as Liverpool effortlessly made it to half-time.
Wolves emerged from the smash reenergised, with Matheus Nunes and Nelson Semedo the reinforcements from the bench, and they pushed Liverpool back.
Yet for all their efforts, Wolves nevertheless struggled to create many significant openings – Liverpool’s corporation and willpower incomes them credit score – and Adama Traore ballooned over from 18 yards.
Jurgen Klopp guys stood association and Matheus Cunha volleyed over earlier than his stoppage-time header used to be gathered through goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher both facet of Curtis Jones going shut to a second.
‘We’re unhappy and annoyed for now not persevering with in the Cup. Looking at the two suits (including a 2-2 draw in the preliminary game) we deserved more, however this is football,’ stated Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui.
‘In this suit it used to be a pity due to the fact we suffered a extraordinary aim in the first half. We commenced well, after the intention we suffered emotionally, and we have been out of the suit till half-time.
‘I wasn’t glad and we modified some things. Unfortunately for us we did not score. We had a huge ambition to proceed in the Cup and now we have to put the focal point one hundred per cent in the Premier League.
‘I hate dropping and we misplaced so I’m sad. There’s no wonderful to be out of the Cup, never.’