Liverpool begin their defence of the FA Cup on Saturday night as they welcome Wolves to Anfield in the third round.

Jurgen Klopp’s side – who beat Chelsea on penalties in last year’s final – have Premier League opposition first up and are looking for a response following a disappointing defeat at Brentford on Monday.

Wolves, meanwhile, drew against Aston Villa on Wednesday evening and are looking to record a shock win as Julen Lopetegui experiences FA Cup football for the first time.

The teams have not met yet this season in the Premier League – they last met on the final day of last season, when the Reds won 3-1.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the game?

Liverpool play Wolves at 8pm GMT on Saturday 7 January at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast on ITV 4 and STV, and can be streamed on ITV X or the STV Player across all devices.

What is the team news?

Cody Gakpo could make his debut for the Reds following his move from PSV Eindhoven; Jordan Henderson is set to be back in the squad after concussion but Virgil van Dijk misses out due to a hamstring injury. Back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher could deputise for Allison.

Lopetegui is still without Pedro Neto and Boubacar Traore, while Daniel Podence – who scored a brilliant goal against Villa – is doubtful after picking up a knock in midweek.

Predicted lineups

LIV – Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Gakpo, Nunez, Salah

WOL – Sarkic; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri; Neves, Nunes, Moutinho; Hwang, Costa, Traore

Odds

Liverpool – 3/10

Draw – 9/2

Wolves – 8/1

Prediction

Expect a big response from Liverpool in front of their home fans under the lights – with Gakpo spearheading the attack. Liverpool 3-1 Wolves



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