Championship side Wolves piled more misery on Liverpool as they stunned their fancied opponents by 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
With the Reds set to play Premier League leaders Chelsea on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp rested the majority of his first team stars but the move badly backfired as Paul Lambert’s side took the lead in the very first minute when an unmarked Richard Stearman headed home from a free-kick. The visitors doubled their lead four minutes from the break when Helder Costa set up Andreas Weimann to round Liverpool keeper Loris Karius for an easy finish. Jurgen Klopp introduced the first team start Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge after the break but they failed to make their presence felt. Divock Origi scored in the 86th minute to set up a frantic finale but the visitors held on to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:
I think it's safe to say Liverpool are a one Mane team.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) January 28, 2017
Nice try, rivals. No one hates Liverpool more than Liverpool fans themselves.
— Paul (@Kolology) January 28, 2017
Wolves made seven changes coming into this game and still easily beat Liverpool 2-1. That's Klopp's third loss at Anfield in a row. Oh dear.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 28, 2017
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) January 28, 2017
Too cold for 'heavy metal football' in January?
Or is it windy at Anfield again?#LIVWOL
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) January 28, 2017
Eight days at Liverpool FC:
Three home games ?
Three home defeats ?
Knocked out of two Cup competitions ? pic.twitter.com/PJ1NNLxOJL
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 28, 2017
Friday: Gerrard join Liverpool
Saturday : lost to Swansea
Wednesday: out of #EFLCup
— Fergie's Fledglings (@RedDevilTimes) January 28, 2017
Wolves performance today might have beat Liverpool at full strength they were that impressive
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) January 28, 2017
Liverpool in 2017:
– Played: 8 ?
– Won: 1 ✅
– Drawn: 3 ?
– Lost: 4 ❌
Their only win coming against Plymouth ? pic.twitter.com/SFmoYFY52z
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 28, 2017
To be fair to Liverpool, at least they can now focus on not winning the league for the 27th year in row.
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) January 28, 2017
When Liverpool Win everyone says it because of Klopp … When they lose its because the players are not good enough !!! #JustSaying
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 28, 2017
Credit to Wolves. Well organised defensively & a threat going forward. Everything Liverpool weren't.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 28, 2017