Wolverhampton Wanderers could welcome back forward Diogo Jota for tonight’s FA Cup third-round clash with Liverpool at Molineux, according to the BBC.

The Portuguese has been sidelined for four matches with a hamstring injury – including Wolves’ 2-0 Premier League defeat to the Reds in December.

However, Jota has now returned to training and Wolverhampton manager Nuno Espirito Santo could name him in his squad.

Wolves have received another boost with the news that Romain Saiss is fit after overcoming a knee problem.

He made an early exit from their 2-0 Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace but is now fully fit and available.

Despite winning four of their last six FA Cup clashes with Liverpool, Wolves boss Santos knows his side face a considerable challenge.

“We know it’s a fantastic team and manager. It’s going to be very tough, we must prepare well,” he said.

“They are very organised, very intense, have individual quality, press well, and their counter-attack is one of the best there is.”

Unlike their opponents this evening, Wolves may not make many changes to their squad as they push to get back to winning ways and start 2019 strongly.

Morgan Gibbs-White – who made his senior debut in this competition two years ago – is in contention to start while Adama Traore may be preferred to Raul Gimenez up front.

Ruben Neves, who came on as a late substitute against Palace, could start with Joao Moutinho given a rest.

Wolverhampton Wanderers predicted line-up: Rui Patricio; Jonny Castro, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Ryan Bennett, Matt Doherty; Roman Saiss, Morgan Gibbs-White; Ruben Neves; Diogo Jota, Adama Traore


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