After about 10 minutes it was painfully clear this was a game Wolves should be winning.
Nuno went with something resembling his strongest eleven playing a tried and tested system. Klopp deployed a team of reserves and kids in a kamikaze formation that showed little respect to Premier League opposition.
It was frustrating we didn’t use the ball better in a patchy first half with Liverpool clearly there to be picked off.
Had we deployed the more attack minded front three approach we may have blown them away, given the hodgepodge disjointed display from the league leaders.
But Jimenez eventually scored the goal their high line and our high press had been threatening and from that point things generally improved.
Boly and/or Dendoncker should have got a block on Origi’s well struck equaliser and there was a period of about three minutes when you wondered if the big guns were coming on to conjure up a victory.
Thankfully though, Salah and Firmino were still shuttling up and down the touchline when Neves battered home the winner.
He’s endured some difficult moments of late and there were one or two loose passes in this performance, but it’s a timely reminder about the quality our star man has in reserve.
It was the second half of last season that Neves really came into his own, so fingers crossed for a repeat as the team significantly benefits when he’s playing well.
Other than the result and progress in a competition we must have a fighting chance of winning, there were other useful pluses.
Jota looked as sharp and aggressive as he did in his last appearance a month ago, which bodes well for the games to come.
And in goal, John Ruddy was assured for the most part and spectacular in tipping Shaqiri’s goal bound free kick onto the post.
I still feel Patricio is the better keeper but it’s great to have such an experienced and capable performer ready to step up.
He’ll get at least one more outing this season at Shrewsbury or managerless Stoke and that will hopefully be alongside a similarly strong team selection from the head coach.
We can win this thing.