Wolves send Liv­er­pool pack­ing

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af­ter James Mil­ner lost pos­ses­sion in cen­tral mid­field, but Liv­er­pool equalised when Divock Origi scored from the edge of the area in the 51st.

Neves re­gained the lead for Wolves four min­utes later, strik­ing a low and fierce shot in­side the near post past the ini­tially un­sighted Si­mon Mig­no­let.

Klopp started mid­field­ers Rafael Ca­ma­cho and Cur­tis Jones – aged 18 and 17 re­spec­tively – and sent on an­other debu­tant in Dutch­man Ki-jana Ho­ever, in the sixth minute af­ter cen­tre-back De­jan Lovren sus­tained a ham­string in­jury.

Ho­ever, at 16 years and 354 days, be­came the youngest Liv­er­pool player in FA Cup his­tory and the third-youngest to make a se­nior ap­pear­ance for the team.

Klopp said he had hoped to field a stronger side, but in­juries to Jor­dan Hen­der­son and Adam Lal­lana forced him to make more changed than planned and he de­nied sug­ges­tions his team se­lec­tion was dis­re­spect­ful to the FA Cup it­self.

‘‘I need to make sure I say the right words ... I don’t want head­lines,’’ he said.

‘‘You all want this num­ber of games, we have played them all so far and been suc­cess­ful, to­day we lost. That’s the story.’’

Wolves’ for­mer Liv­er­pool de­fender Conor Coady said his side de­served their win.

‘‘It was al­ways go­ing to be a nervy end so you have to de­fend, but the lads stood tall against a good Liv­er­pool team,’’ Coady said. ‘‘It was a hell of a vic­tory.’’

Wolves will travel to ei­ther Shrews­bury or Stoke in the fourth round.

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