Julen Lopetegui has puzzled the equity of Liverpool having two additional days to arrange for Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie after bemoaning Wolves’ congested agenda. Wolves’ commute to Anfield might be their 1/3 recreation in a trying out run of six fits throughout 23 days.
Lopetegui believes Liverpool have a transparent benefit as a result of Jürgen Klopp’s facet closing performed on Monday, shedding 3-1 at Brentford. Wolves drew 1-1 at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
“I do not know the way we play in a single pageant with two days’ much less [preparation] than the opponent,” Lopetegui said. Maybe one day [less preparation], it can happen. But two days, it is a lot. It is a big difference for us. They have two days’ recovery more. I am sorry but I don’t understand this.
Lopetegui is hopeful the injury that forced Daniel Podence off at half-time at Villa Park is not serious but Boubacar Traoré is set to miss up to two months. Wolves were in the market for a centre-back, right-back and another striker after the arrival of Matheus Cunha but a midfielder is now a priority.
“It’s very dangerous information for us,” Lopetegui said of Traoré’s injury. “We have to improve and balance our squad. We only have four [fit] midfielders in the squad and we have to have more.
Wolves, who stay within the Premier League relegation zone after one win in 8 league fits, shuttle to Nottingham Forest within the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday prior to web hosting fellow strugglers West Ham the next Saturday.