LIVERPOOL will look to forget successive home defeats by Swansea and Southampton when they take on Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round at Saturday lunchtime.
The Reds kick off as Skybet’s 3/10 favourites with Wolves’ 10/1 with bet365. Skybet make the draw 9/2.
Liverpool are 1/5 with 888sport to score the opener (Wolves are 7/2 in the same market) and William Hill chalk 7/4 about it arriving inside the first 15 minutes.
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Paddy Power offer 9/1 against Wolves leading 1-0 at half-time
What TV channel is the match on?
Fans can watch the game on BT Sport 2, BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport 4K UHD.
It’s a lunchtime kick-off at 12.30pm so be sure to make a note of the early start time.
It’s a big test for Liverpool after their Premier League loss to Swansea and EFL Cup semi-final defeat by Southampton.
Joe Matip and Daniel Sturridge (not withstanding the extreme criticism of his performance by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher) both started the Southampton game and will be hoping for another chance to impress.
Defender Nathaniel Clyne missed that game with a rib injury and could be doubtful again for Saturday.
Liverpool have badly missed midfielder Sadio Mane throughout January but he’s still at the African Nations Cup.
So, too, will many the youngsters Klopp sent out to face Plymouth with Ben Woodburn, Kevin Stewart, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold likely to start.
Wolves midfielder-cum-right-back Conor Coady can’t wait to face his old club. He is a former Reds youth player who spent 15 years on Merseyside.
The Scouser says: “I’m demanding my family support Wolves! To be fair, I’ve got a few family members who go to Liverpool games as well.
“As you can imagine I’ve been asked for a few tickets as well.”
Setting the scene
Before that the Reds had struggled to squeeze past Division Two minnows Plymouth, who took them to a replay in the third round of the FA Cup.
In the end they thanked Lucas Leiva for his first goal in six years as they put plucky Argyle out of the competition.
The Reds can ill-afford to be beaten by Paul Lambert’s Championship side Wolves to prevent a season that promised so much fall into disrepair.
Klopp’s men look to be running out of steam. The German coach’s all-action game may well be better suited to the continent where players enjoy a winter break to recover from their exertions in the first half of the season.
Given the current situation at Anfield, Klopp may be sorely tempted to field a near full-strength team to see off the visitors first time around.
Wolves, though, will definitely be hoping Liverpool struggle to find the net again.
This is the big moment in their season, having seen off Premier Leaguers Stoke City 2-0 in round three.
Helder Costa and Matt Doherty’s stunning free-kick gave Wolves their first win in the competition for almost six years.
That result was away from home and Lambert said: “The whole performance from start to finish was terrific and we could have been two or three up before we even scored.
“We look like a team that’s full of confidence at the minute.”
What time is it on?
Liverpol face Wolves at Anfield on Saturday, January 28, with the match kicking off at 12.30pm
The teams haven’t met in the FA Cup since February 1952 when Liverpool won 2-1.