Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: The view from Wolves: Liverpool have reached another level Dominic RaynorLiverpool’s focus switches from the Premier League to the FA Cup on Monday night as they travel to Molineux to take on Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers side in a third-round tie.
Liverpool’s focus switches from the Premier League to the FA Cup on Monday night as they travel to Molineux to take on Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers side in a third-round tie.
Both teams head into the clash having lost their preceding league fixture – the Reds’ 20-match undefeated run came to an end in a top-of-the-table clash at Manchester City and Wolves slipped up at home to Crystal Palace – so each will be eager to bounce back.
Liverpool triumphed 2-0 in the league clash at Molineux last month, but Nuno’s outfit have an otherwise excellent record against the top-flight’s traditional ‘big six’ this season. The Midlanders beat both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, while Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal were held to draws.
So, what can we expect from the Wanderers on Monday night? We spoke to Wolves season ticket holder and blogger Ben Rasmin to get some answers…
With the team going steady in the league, the majority of our fans would love to see us try and go on a cup run. Wolves last won the trophy in 1960 and we haven’t been to Wembley for a cup final since our Sherpa Van Trophy success in 1988.
Our local rivals West Bromwich Albion, on the other hand, have graced the national stadium on numerous occasions in recent years, which is always a galling sight to behold.
Aside from the fact that Liverpool are a very good side, not too much. That being said, Nuno and his team are meticulous in their post-game analysis and will no doubt have identified things to improve on that aren’t quite as clear to the untrained eye.
I thought it was a game of fine margins, and that we competed well in the first half. Liverpool stepped up a gear after that and ultimately saw the game out comfortably.