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Liverpool FC stop negative run in FA Cup and reach fourth round


Jürgen Klopp called the 0: 3 against Brighton in the Premier League last weekend "the worst game". Now his team has gained self-confidence in the FA Cup - for the crisis duel against Chelsea.

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Goal scorer Elliott


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With the first competitive win after the turn of the year at the fourth attempt, the English football top club FC Liverpool and team manager Jürgen Klopp in the FA Cup have taken a first step out of the crisis.

By entering the round of the top 32 after the 1-0 (1-0) in the third round replay at Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Reds also kept their chances of repeating their cup win last year.

Klopp's team withstood the pressure after beating Wolverhampton 2-2 in the first cup duel between the defeats in the previous two league games of the new year with the second suit.

After 13 minutes, Harvey Elliott ensured calm in the rows of last year's Champions League finalists with the guest lead.

The remarkable goal of the 19-year-old on preparatory work by ex-Munich Thiago should also mean the decision in favor of the eight-time cup winner.

Goodbye to Brighton

In the battle for a place in the round of 16 in football's oldest cup competition, Liverpool face another top-flight tie at Brighton & Hove Albion on January 28 (Saturday).

There, the team from Anfield Road has the opportunity to make amends: due to the 3-0 defeat at the upcoming FA Cup opponents, Liverpool fell ten points behind fourth in the Premier League table last weekend Champions League place in ninth place.

Klopp even called the defeat the “worst game” of his career.

Next weekend Liverpool meets Chelsea in the Premier League, who are also far below expectations and are only tenth in England.

Not least because of the recent setback, Klopp rotated his team for the cup match at Wolves.

From his initial formation in Brighton, only defensive ace Ibrahima Konaté, Thiago and winter access Cody Gakpo were again in the starting line-up on Tuesday evening.

Compared to the first leg, Klopp even made nine changes to his team.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2023-01-18

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