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Jurgen Klopp needs to weigh up whether to start Cody Gakpo against Brighton on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers earned a deserved 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round, to set up a replay at Molineux. Indeed, the black country side were even denied a Toti late winner after a controversial VAR call.

New signing Gakpo made his first appearance for the Reds in the topsy-turvy FA Cup fixture, having signed for Liverpool from PSV Eindhoven in a deal worth £44million earlier this month.

The Netherlands international played 85 minutes of the game before being substituted for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Having put in an underwhelming performance it now appears that the 23-year-old could be dropped for the Merseyside club’s tricky Premier League fixture against Brighton.

Gakpo’s sloppy performance

Gakpo admitted that his Liverpool debut was “sloppy” while he insisted he will work hard to “improve” if he is picked against Brighton.

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website Gakpo said: “[There was a] really great atmosphere.

“For my own game, I think I showed some good moments and some sloppy moments.

“So, I can also still improve on those points and keep working and try to help the team as much as I can.

“Of course, you learn the most when you’re playing games, so I’m looking forward [to more].”

It is uncertain whether Gakpo will start at the weekend as he continues his transition into his new team.

Of course, Brighton are no pushovers, having won three of their last four games, netting 14 goals in the process.

Roberto De Zerbi’s side are eighth in the Premier League just one point adrift of Liverpool.