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Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview, Team News, and Ways to Watch

Liverpool’s FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Wolves has become a must-win game after recent results at Anfield.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In a month where Liverpool have desperately struggled, Anfield has not provided the comforts that many thought it would. One win in seven games this year and two home defeats in succession has eroded much of the momentum built up by Liverpool's excellent start to the season under Jürgen Klopp.

A third loss in a row would be unthinkable. Swansea City and Southampton are at least Premier League sides, but Wolverhampton Wanderers reside in the Championship. If Liverpool ever needed the FA Cup's much-vaunted magic to take place elsewhere, it is this weekend. Defeat to the Premier League's basement side and denied an EFL Cup final against Manchester United have intensified criticism of the club's recruitment strategy.

Victory over Wolves won't quell concerns over the depth and quality of Klopp's squad in various positions, but Anfield would benefit from a positive performance ahead of the visit of league leaders Chelsea on Tuesday.

Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno
Wijnaldum, Lucas, Stewart
Origi, Sturridge, Woodburn

Danny Ings, Cameron Brannagan, and Marko Grujić are out injured. Nathaniel Clyne is a doubt after his rib injury kept him out of the EFL CUp semi-final second leg against Southampton. Clyne also missed the trip to Old Trafford with the same injury so may not be risked with Trent Alexander-Arnold proving to be a talented, if inexperienced, duty. Klopp will make numerous changes to the team, but perhaps a mixture of experience and youth would be enough to secure passage to the fifth round.

Paul Lambert will be unable to call upon his first-choice goalkeeper as Carl Ilene is suspended for tomorrow's game. Lambert has brought stability since taking charge in December and will hope to exploit a potentially uncertain and flat atmosphere at Anfield. Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham are both out injured, and Romain Saiss is on international duty at the African Cup of Nations.

Kickoff is set for 12.30PM GMT/7.30AM EST tomorrow on BT Sport 2 in the UK and Fox Sports 1 in the US. Elsewhere, ESPN2 Australia in Australia, Sportsnet World in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, Astro Supersport 3 in Malaysia, and Eleven Singapore in Singapore are carrying the match. Online radio coverage is provided by BBC Radio 5 Live. You can find full listings at LivesoccerTV.

We'll be keeping you updated with all the buildup to the game, including team news as it's released, our live matchday thread and post-match recaps from The Liverpool Offside staff. If you want to join the discussion, sign up for an SB Nation account to have your say on all the action as it happens.

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