Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has blamed the windy conditions at Molineux for the club’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup.
The Reds crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side with Raul Jiminez and Ruben Neves on hand with the goals.
The German manager claims that Liverpool hoped to control the game with possession but their plans were scuppered by the wind.
Klopp: “The wind didn’t help”
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Klopp made nine changes from the side that lost to Manchester City on Thursday.
His team included two first-team debutants, with Ki-Jana Hoever also making his debut by replacing Dejan Lovren.
Meanwhile, Fabinho featured at centre-back, whilst Divock Origi made just his second start of the season.
Given his side’s inexperience, Klopp’s plan was to try and control the game by keeping possession.
The Reds’ plan struggled which Klopp claims was due to the conditions at Molineux.
“We wanted to control the game because we were completely new, especially defensively.
“So it made sense to keep the ball, but the wind didn’t help with that.
“Obviously everybody on the pitch struggled with controlling the ball, first touches were off a bit.”
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