Makeshift Liverpool team loses to Wolves 2-1 in FA Cup

Published 4:46 p.m. ET Jan. 7, 2019 | Updated 6:03 p.m. ET Jan. 7, 2019

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — A makeshift Liverpool team containing three teenagers making their senior debuts was beaten by Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup, with a 30-meter strike by Ruben Neves sealing the win on Monday.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp showed where the competition ranked on the current English Premier League leaders’ list of priorities by leaving star forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench until the 70th minute, and they failed to have an impact after coming on.

“I changed a lot because I thought we had to, not because I wanted to,” said Klopp, who justified fielding a weakened team by saying some of key players were absent because of illness or “little problems.”

Klopp also used the wind as a reason for Liverpool’s below-par display at…

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