As Wolves scored a goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup third-round match, Alisson Becker studied David de Gea and thought, “Anything you can do, I can do better.”
Massimo Taibi’s error allowed Everton to score on Friday, and De Gea was tremendously fortunate to have his teammates help him out of a hole he had dug for himself.
Fortunately for him and United, Marcus Rashford’s outstanding effort was sufficient to prevent them from losing the FA Cup to Conor Coady’s strike.
Alisson, the goalkeeper for Liverpool, demonstrated less than a day later that he is capable of making mistakes just as bad as his fellow member from Goalkeeper’s Union.
Additionally playing at home against Wolves of the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp‘s team featured Cody Gakpo making his Reds debut.
With Gakpo taking an early attempt on goal and appearing to be the team with the best chance of breaking through, things got off to a reasonably good start for the hosts.
Nevertheless, as the first half went on, Julen Lopetegui’s team began to enter the contest. Joel Matip was fortunate that his attempted clearance hit Goncalo Guedes rather than going anywhere.
They weren’t as fortunate later, though, when Becker cleared a ball short to Thiago Alcantara, who couldn’t get to it and the ball bounced back to the goalkeeper.
In an effort to immediately restart play, the Brazilian threw the ball out to Guedes, who put it into the open goal after seeing what was about to happen.
Given that Kelleher, an Irishman, had competed all the way to the FA Cup final the previous season, the decision to exclude him from the cup was unexpected.
Darwin Nunez, an erratic striker who scored just before the halftime whistle, helped Alisson’s squad tie the game up before the break.
When Nunez misplayed Wolves goalkeeper Matija Sarkic, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning cross beat two Wolves defenders.