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Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic would have been watching on with envy last night

Wolves are out of the FA Cup after losing the replay with Liverpool 1-0.

Julen Lopetegui’s side turned in a pretty poor performance at Molineux, and failed to truly test Reds goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher.

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Wolves started brightly, but fell behind when Harvey Elliott caught Jose Sa by surprise with a shot from distance.

It was a great hit, but the Portuguese was too far off his line and will feel he could have done better.

In the second half, Wolves were a bit better but just couldn’t breach Liverpool’s defence.

A lot of the possession was in front of their backline, and the ball often went from side to side.

No one looked like they wanted to take a risk. And in the end it was a relatively comfortable evening for Liverpool.

One man who might have been influential for Wolves last night had he been playing is Sasa Kalajdzic.

The striker is out for the season after suffering an ACL injury on his debut for the club. This was just days after signing for £15 million from Stuttgart.

Last night felt like his kind of game.

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Wolves got the ball into the box from wide areas a lot. Rayan Ait-Nouri put in seven, Adama Traore six, and Nelson Semedo four (via Sofascore).

And some of them, especially from Semedo, were really good balls in.

Sadly, none of Raul Jimenez, Matheus Cunha and Diego Costa could make the most of them.

Sasa Kalajdzic could be great in this Wolves side, as crosses flew in against Liverpool

Wolves have some really talented crossers of the ball.

Ait-Nouri and Semedo are great, and Adama Traore has also improved his crossing ability of late, although he can sometimes still overhit them.

And you’ve also got new signing Pablo Sarabia, who has real quality when it comes to delivering a ball into the box.

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Kalajdzic stands at 6ft 7in tall and it just feels as though he could really make a difference for this team.

Sadly we won’t be seeing him for months yet.

But hopefully he can come back stronger and start taking advantage of these quality balls into the box.