Prior to the match, Bolton had conceded just seven goals in their last 11 Championship games and Liverpool‘s attack were certainly tested by that form.
Fabio Borini brought out a fine save from Adam Bogdan before flashing a late header wide, whilst Jordan Henderson had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Kevin Friend.
Far from a poor performance, Liverpool were held by a battling Bolton side — but the extra game of a replay at the Macron Stadium in the week beginning 2nd February will come as a blow to Brendan Rodgers.
Replay last thing we need but apart from the odd individual I can't really blame anyone, performane was decent. Move on.
— Oliver Pfister (@_oliverpfister) January 24, 2015
Better when Lucas and Lazar came on – but we so lack a finisher or someone to make that decision in the final third.
— Unbearable Dr J Gorski-Mescir ?? (@Fydsy) January 24, 2015
Incognito in the forums:
Decent performance. Bad finishing. Could be better in final third as well. Seems we’ll remain the same until Sturridge returns it seems.
Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique don't play: Liverpool look exciting and dangerous. Glen Johnson and Enrique play: 0-0 draw against Bolton.
— Si (@PhantomGoal) January 24, 2015
Replay then. Really should have avoided another game. Bolton very well organised tonight. And once again, lack of a finisher evident.
— Sai (@TheEngancheRole) January 24, 2015
Annoying. Should've won but there was a lack of good finishing. Another extra game but we're still in it. Clean sheet and 10 unbeaten.
— MB (@MrBoywunder) January 24, 2015
RedLaw in the forums:
At least we’ll have Sturridge back for the return leg. Dream of winning this for Stevie very much still on.
I'm not as impressed as I am frustrated – about the game and the replay that's away from Anfield. Very, very agonising game there by #LFC.
— Leroy | LFC Impulse (@LFCImpulse) January 24, 2015
0-0. Imagine if Liverpool had a goalscorer… pic.twitter.com/ukxADOibwq
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) January 24, 2015
abcd in the forums:
Frustrating game. Performance was mixed but Sturridge can’t come back soon enough, the difference between the leagues should be the clinical edge but that was missing unfortunately. Could really do without the replay but anyway onwards to Chelsea and see what the draw shows up for the next round ahead of what will be a tough replay.
Hugely disappointing. One of those days where the team failed to take any of the opportunities. But not satisfied at all.
— Aswin (@Zizouology) January 24, 2015
Fair play to bolton they withstood the alamo there, reds played very well but need to learn to finish there dinner
— Ben Mullane (@The_jamin) January 24, 2015