Wolves thump Liverpool in FA Cup

Keita is yet to score a goal for Liverpool

The "big chance" Carragher references cannot be underplayed, and with Manchester City likely to get to at least the next rounds of the Carabao and FA Cup, that would mean an extra four games for Pep Guardiola's team.

We should not forget that Liverpool were miles behind the best teams in the Premier League when Klopp took over at Anfield and a little over three years later, they are a match for all their domestic rivals and favourites to win the title with the bookies.

Fabinho, playing as a makeshift centre-back, was joined by 16-year-old Hoever after Lovren went off inside the first five minutes and they were among those culpable for the opening goal by Raul Jimenez.

Klopp made a massive nine changes for the clash against the Midlands opposition and paid the price as the Reds lost 2-1.

It came after their unbeaten top-flight run this season was ended by title rivals Manchester City last week.

"I think the start of this season we weren't playing our best but we were getting results".

The midfielder pointed to the performances of youngsters Rafa Camacho, Curtis Jones and Ki-Jana Hoever as bright spots for the Reds in the loss and tipped the trio for big futures going forward.

"Klopp gave an opportunity to some senior pros who have been waiting for their chance but they wasted it". They played within themselves and that's not good enough.

"Then after we got ourselves back into the game at 1-1 we were so slow to close Ruben Neves down and he hammered one into the bottom corner".

"You certainly couldn't attach any blame to the young lads". It was my mistake for the first goal and it's cost us, if not it's 1-1 and we get a replay.

"It was a great hit but he shouldn't have been allowed to get the shot away".

Okay, they came up short in a very tight game against Manchester City last Thursday, but it was the Liverpool reserve team that lost at Wolves and it should not affect the mood ahead of what is now a massive game at Brighton on Saturday.

With the Champions League not set to continue until mid-February, Liverpool can now just concentrate exclusively on the Premier League.



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