Wolves and Liverpool will square off in an FA Cup replay, after last night’s third round clash ended 2-2.
Julen Lopetegui’s side were hugely unfortunate not to win at Anfield.
The thrilling contest saw Wolves take the lead when Alisson gifted a pass to Goncalo Guedes, who couldn’t miss.
Darwin Nunez equalised, which saw the sides head in at the break at 1-1.
In the second-half Liverpool went ahead when Mo Salah took advantage of a defensive lapse from Toti Gomes.
The centre-back couldn’t quite get a good connection on his header, and the Egyptian made no mistake.
But two Lopetegui substitutes then combined to equalise. Hwang Hee-chan made a great burst at the Liverpool backline and exchanged passes with Matheus Cunha before finishing.
10 minutes from time, Toti thought he’d grabbed the winner. But VAR inexplicably ruled the goal out.
ITV said after the game that there were no camera angles to show Matheus Nunes in an offside position, which is what the linesman apparently flagged for. So the on-field decision had to be upheld.
Speaking of Nunes, the midfielder was absolutely sensational last night.
He came off the bench with around half an hour to go. And he completely changed the game.
He showed exceptional technical quality, and we got to see that amazing ball-carrying ability.
It was the kind of showing Wolves fans have been waiting for.
Arguably, Nunes actually probably played a little bit too well, considering Liverpool are reportedly going to try and sign him.
Liverpool saw first-hand how good Wolves star Matheus Nunes is
The Reds reportedly want Nunes, and the Portuguese maestro’s performance at Anfield will have only solidified their interest.
He was a joy to watch. The way he can take the ball and just dribble his way out of tight spaces is so impressive.
Liverpool’s midfield is ageing. And there isn’t a great deal of mobility in there.
It is very easy to see why they would want someone like Nunes.
He won’t be leaving Molineux this month. But realistically, it’s going to be a real challenge to keep him beyond the summer.
He has now shown Liverpool first-hand what he can bring. Hopefully, life under Lopetegui at Wolves will become too enjoyable to walk away from this summer.