Wolves vs Liverpool, FA Cup third round

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Never before have the Reds looked in such a strong position to go all the way and they only suffered their first league defeat of the season last weekend.

Since then, Sane has been much closer to the buccaneering force who played a major role in their title success and City have opened talks over an extension to a contract that expires in 2021.

The FA Cup is, despite many thinking the contrary, a magical competition steeped in history; a history which has intertwined itself with the rich tapestry of Liverpool Football Club.

Jurgen Klopp's men take on Bayern Munich across two legs in the last 16 and if they win, the fixtures will continue to pile up.

Liverpool were in a very similar situation back in the 2013-14 season, when they were well clear of Manchester city at an advanced stage in the title race, and yet failed to win it.

"Get out of that (the Champions League)".

Louis van Gaal has slammed Paul Merson after the Sky Sports pundit had some questionable advice for Liverpool.

"Win the league. Win the league". He got a little bit exhausted near the end but understandably so - he played in the week as well. He's in the best moment since I know him.

Take an alternative look into how City beat Liverpool.

Merson is going to need some ice for that burn.

The Portuguese has been sidelined for four matches with a hamstring injury - including Wolves' 2-0 Premier League defeat to the Reds in December.

Liverpool claimed it had gone in, but goalline technology showed that a tiny portion of the ball - just 1.12cm according to Premier League statistics - hadn't crossed the line, meaning the decision to play on was correct.

A first Youth League start was a successful one in a 5-0 rout of Napoli, before a real learning curve came in November as he also made his debut at U23 level, part of an inexperienced Liverpool side hammered 7-0 by Villarreal.

"The moment his team have to defend, they look awful".

Hoever is very much the modern defender, with the comparisons with Van Dijk common place.