Facing Wolverhampton, admittedly penultimate in the Premier League, Liverpool knew that their 32nd FA Cup final was going to be complicated. Hanging at home, the Reds will have to play a second against Wolverhampton after conceding the draw at home (2-2). A denouement which the Scousers will still be satisfied with in view of the course of the meeting.
Because, in a noisy Anfield, it was the Wolves who opened the scoring on an error by Alisson, well exploited by Gonçalo Guedes (0-1, 26th). The Reds reacted just before the break thanks to Darwin Nunez’s volley on a marvelous long ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold (1-1, 45th). Upon returning from the locker room, Mohamed Salah allowed his team to take the lead thanks to a finish full of phlegm and assurance (2-1, 52nd).
Toti Gomes believed to offer qualification to Wolves
While the locals did not put the ingredients to ensure their qualification, they then came up against the resilience of Julen Lopetegui’s men. The Spanish technician launched Hee-chan Hwang just before the hour mark and the South Korean equalized after a scramble in the 67th minute (2-2, 67th). Wolves were only a few centimeters away from making the perfect shot on a goal, ultimately disallowed for offside, from Toti Gomes (81st). This is how the two teams left on a draw which did not help anyone.