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Cody Gakpo is set to make his Liverpool debut in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Wolves at Anfield. Captain Jordan Henderson is in contention to start for Liverpool he was missing for their 3-1 Premier League defeat at Brentford due to concussion although the Reds will be without defender Virgil van Dijk who is “out for more than a month” with a hamstring problem. Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Phillips are Klopp’s other options in the centre-back position.
Wolves will aneed to check on the fitness of winger Daniel Podence, who was withdrawn at half time in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
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On Ruben Neves being linked with a move to Barcelona, he said: “I have talked a lot of times that Neves is a fantastic player. He is a Wolves player and he is going to continue.”
When asked if is hard to prepare when such rumours are around, he said: “It is not our responsibility. We have to play when they talk about us.”
He said Liverpool are “one of the best teams in the world”, adding that the game will be “a good challenge for us”.
On his first taste of FA Cup action, Lopetegui said: “Maybe I have to enjoy this environment, but we have to play a good match.”
He said the 6,000 travelling Wolves fans at Anfield will be “extra strength for us”.