Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he made a mistake in starting Alexis MacAllister against Wolves, revealing the midfielder was relieved when he was replaced at half-time.
Liverpool laboured in the first half against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday during both teams’ Premier League tie.
The Reds went behind after seven minutes after Hwang Hee-Chan’s goal, with Pedro Neto causing plenty of problems for the visitors.
An equaliser from Cody Gakpo got Klopp’s men back on track.
However, in the second half, Andy Robertson put Liverpool in front five minutes from time, with an own goal from Hugo Bueno sealing all three points for them as the match ended 3-1 in their favour.
Speaking at his post-match press conference after the game, Klopp said that Allister, who was replaced by Luis Diaz at half-time, struggled against the host.
The German said: “The good thing about the first half was that it was that bad that I didn’t think we could play the second half like that.
“Obviously we wanted to start completely differently, but for whatever reason it was not possible for the boys, you can see it.
“Low energy level, Macca [Mac Allister], some others as well, you could just see they struggled. We could not change five times at half-time, so we thought we’d change the system and one player, and give us a bit more speed up front, natural speed. He had some good moments in the first half, but he was not disappointed to come off. More relief.”