Playing a draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA cup 3rd round is going to cost Manchester United dearly ahead of their clash against Liverpool.
Manchester United will now have to play a replay at Old Trafford which will take place on either the 14th or 15th of January.
It would mean that right ahead of their trip to Anfield, Man United will be forced to play during the midweek, whereas Liverpool might have eight days of rest between their away game at Spurs and the home game against the Red Devils.
Of course, there is a highly unlikely chance that Liverpool could blow up this advantage by playing a draw against Everton later this afternoon in their FA Cup clash, as that draw would mean that Liverpool would also have to play a replay in the midweek before the game against United.
As games continue to come thick and fast, Liverpool would very much welcome a break before the United game and it could be a huge advantage that the Red Devils will need to play a game a few days before against a very strong Wolves team, with the possibility of extra-time certainly an option.