It may not have been the most convincing of triumphs, but a side comprised of fringe players and academy graduates helped restore positivity among supporters.
Here are four things fans were talking about after Liverpool’s much-needed win.
Klopp loves Elliott challenge
Elliott may have been the match-winner with his 30-yard strike, but it was a moment in the fourth minute of stoppage time that had Klopp celebrating.
With Wolves mounting a period of sustained pressure in the closing stages, seeking a late equaliser, the teenager wiped Daniel Podence out on the touchline with a strong but fair challenge.
He got up and fist-pumped at the travelling Kop, while Klopp did similar in his technical area:
Jurgen Klopp celebrated a 93rd minute tackle from Harvey Elliott more than he did his goal. That was the performance he wanted to see, a base to build from. Ibo Konate, Joe Gomez, Stefan Bajcetic were relentless. Thiago Alcantara provided the guile
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) January 17, 2023
After bemoaning his side’s inability to win challenges in the previous two games, it should have been no surprise either!
Nunez and Arthur watch together
Klopp was without a host of key players for the trip to Molineux, including Darwin Nunez, who missed his second game in a row with a hamstring problem.
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) January 17, 2023
One thing: it’s now gone mid-January and someone still has their Christmas decorations up?!
Bajcetic puts Moutinho on his arse
It was a standout performance from 18-year-old Stefan Bajcetic at the base of the midfield, showing the composure and maturity of a player considerably older.
While fans will now be reveling in highlight reels of Bajcetic’s night, though, Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho may want to forget the moment a simple turn left him on the floor:
Considering the current situation of Liverpool’s midfield, Baj?eti? should be a regular starter. Beautiful progress.pic.twitter.com/9O3cCbJ8Fe
— R.D. Football Scout (@RdScouting) January 17, 2023
Ragnar Klavan would be proud.
Power cut at Molineux
The buildup to kickoff saw sex noises in the BBC studio, which turned out to be an old mobile taped to the back of one of the pundits’ chair, and things were awry on the pitch, too.
As Adama Traore surged up the right flank in the opening minutes, the lights went out very briefly inside Molineux, with a power cut forcing the move to break down.
Well, is that a first in the FA Cup? ?
The lights have gone out at Molineux ??
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 17, 2023
Not long after, it became apparent that an electrical fault also caused problems for VAR – thankfully, it wasn’t needed!