FA Cup: The shock stats of the weekend
3 – Liverpool’s last three FA Cup defeats at Anfield have all been to second tier sides (Barnsley 2008, Reading 2010, Wolves 2017). Upset.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 28, 2017
Liverpool kicked off Saturday’s FA Cup action in the manner many of their fellow favourites would go on to follow; losing to lesser opposition, in this instance Wolves, upon fielding somewhat weakened teams. And that banana skin of underestimating the opposition has been a common one on Merseyside; all of the Reds’ last three FA Cup defeats at Anfield have come at the hands of Championship clubs. Clearly, Liverpool need to start taking the second tier a little more seriously.