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The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND -

home. If the first-half had show­cased Wolves’ in­ci­sion, the sec­ond was a demonstration of their grit and or­gan­i­sa­tion. Even buoyed by the ap­pear­ance of Stur­ridge and Coutinho, it took the Reds an hour to test rookie keeper Harry Bur­goyne and, for all the home side’s huff and puff, Origi’s scruffy late fin­ish was the only time Wolves didn’t man­age a vi­tal block or in­ter­cep­tion. To a man, they out-grafted their op­po­nents. Lam­bert – who is un­beaten at An­field as a player or man­ager – hailed this his finest mo­ment at the fa­mous sta­dium.

For Jur­gen Klopp, whose side ex­ited their sec­ond cup in four days, the op­po­site may be true.

“Is this the low­est point in my time at Liver­pool?” said the Ger­man. “I don’t know. If it is, then it is the per­fect time to turn it around.

“We could have played bet­ter. Each player could have played bet­ter. But I saw them train­ing and I am re­spon­si­ble for the line up. I am the one to blame.”

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