Liverpool comprehensively outplayed Bolton Wanderers on Saturday in their fourth round FA Cup tie, but as has so often been the case this season, a failure to put away their chances meant a lack of goals. And on this occasion, a lack of goals meant a nil-nil draw and a replay that Liverpool would much rather have avoided given the congested state of their fixture list.
Kickoff for the replay has now been set, and Liverpool now know that they will travel to Greater Manchester on Wednesday, February 4th for a 7:45PM GMT kickoff against the Championship side. A victory would mean advancement to the final 16 in a competition that has already seen Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham eliminated. Arsenal have already advanced, while Manchester United, like Liverpool, face a replay.
The mid-week kickoff next week means Liverpool will get no time off between next weekend’s league match against West Ham and the derby against Everton on the 7th of February. If they do advance against Bolton, the return of the Europa League would mean two matches a week in February.
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