Liverpool has won in the third round of the FA Cup at Aston Villa, which was unable to draw up a representative team due to the many corona infections. After the resumption, the formation of coach Jürgen Klopp took some distance from the glorified youth formation: 1-4.
Halfway through it was surprisingly 1-1. Sadio Mané put the champion in the lead, just before half time Louie Barry equalized.
After the resumption, the pressure from Liverpool increased. Georginio Wijnaldum gave the club the lead, with a nice slider. With his second of the day Mané headed in the 1-3. After that Mohamed Salah scored.
Aston Villa started with seven players from the under 23 squad and four from the under 18. The four were not yet born when Liverpool veteran James Millner made his professional debut in 2002. Among the many debutants was 17-year-old Dutchman Lamare Bogarde, a cousin of former international Winston Bogarde.
Sil Swinkels, who came over from the youth of Vitesse, made his debut as a substitute. Former Ajax player Anwar El Ghazi was among the missing players from the Birmingham club.
Liverpool started with six players from the regular base. Among them were Wijnaldum, Salah and Mané. Klopp gave many famous players the necessary rest.
Wolverhamtpon Wanderers eliminated Crystal Palace, 1-0. The Spaniard Adama Traoré put the home club ahead after more than half an hour.
Patrick van Aanholt participated at Crystal Palace. Ki-Jana Hoever came in for the Wolves a few minutes before the final whistle.