Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw against Bolton Wanderers in their FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Anfield on Saturday. The visiting side looked the better of the teams in the opening minutes but the hosts did eventually settle down. The Reds forced the first save of the match when Jordan Henderson volleyed one towards Adam Bogdan’s goal which he saved.
Bolton didn’t have many chances to speak of in the opening 25 minutes as the Merseyside club dominated but were well controlled by the visitors and reduced to only long range attempts. The Trotters did find a way through on goal when the ball fell for Dean Moxey who struck the ball powerfully towards goal to only see it swerve past the post. Neither side created a clear cut chance but had chances to open the defences as the half ended goalless.
In the second half the hosts started well putting their opponents under pressure with chances from Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho. However Wanderers had a really good opportunity to take the lead when Eidur Gudjohnsen picked up an Emre Can missed pass but sent his shot wide. They backed that up with another chance for the Icelandic striker who again was not able to find the back of the net.
With less than 20 minutes to go Brendan Rodgers’ side had a huge chance to go ahead when Coutinho found Fabio Borini who tried to curl his shot into the far post but was denied by Bogdan. In the closing minutes Rodger’s men had a penalty shout for a foul on Henderson in the box but Kevin Friend waved play on. In added time the hosts had a great chance to once again take the lead when a Borini header came extremely close but not close enough.
Neil Lennon’s charges held on to see out the four minutes of added time and force a replay at the Macron Stadium.