Alexis Sanchez had his worst game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Liverpool recorded a 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The win leaves Liverpool in third place in the league with four wins and one draw (13 points).
The Reds had a disappointing finish last season. This season, they were looking to rebound. They got off to a good start. After an opening 1-1 draw with Chelsea, the Reds won their next three games against Bournemouth, Newcastle United, and Aston Villa to move up the standings. The Reds will need to pick up as many points as possible in their remaining fixtures as they look to not only return to the UEFA Champions League (UCL), but to ‘win’ it.
Their fifth-round opponent was ‘bottom of the table’ Wolverhampton. Despite being away from home, Liverpool were expected to win. However, the first half was a bit of a struggle. Unable to break through Wolverhampton’s intense pressure, Liverpool conceded a goal in the seventh minute through Hwang Hee-chan. The Reds struggled to find an equalizer, but were unable to break through Wolverhampton’s solid defense, and the first half ended 0-1.
Things changed in the second half. Jürgen Klopp used his substitutions to shake things up, and it worked perfectly. Cody Gakpo, who had started the first half as a frontline striker, dropped to central midfield in the second half to allow for more freedom of movement and equalized in the 10th minute of the second half. Raising their spirits, Liverpool took the lead in the 40th minute with a dramatic goal from Andrew Robertson. Hugo Bueno added an own goal in stoppage time to seal the 3-1 win for Liverpool.
It was a comfortable win for Liverpool. However, McAllister’s performance was less than stellar. Playing in central midfield in this game, McAllister stayed lower than Curtis Jones and Dominik Sobosler and focused on a “defensive role,” which wasn’t a good choice. While his defensive stats were decent, he lost the ball a whopping seven times and was broken down several times in the middle of the park. Eventually, Klopp took McAllister off at the start of the second half and brought on Luis Dias to give the attack a boost, and it was a much better performance.온라인바카라
Arsenal ‘legend’ Martin Keown was also disappointed with McAllister’s performance. According to British outlet Talk Sport, he said: “McAllister made another mistake. He’s better off playing higher up the pitch, which he never did at Brighton. Liverpool couldn’t get past the tight Wolverhampton midfield.”