Well, well, well… The FA Cup never fails to surprise does it? We’re only two fixtures into the weekend and lower league opposition have surprised top-flight sides in both matches.
Last night Leicester were held at Derby and now Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat at home to Championship strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Liverpool were always going to face a fight hosting Wolves, it was one of the fixtures we noted could be an upset this weekend given the Reds’ struggles of late.
What we didn’t expect was just how comprehensive a victory it would be for Paul Lambert’s side. They blitzed the home side in the first half, fully deserving their two goal lead. In the second half they put in a terrific defensive shift and tactically stifled Liverpool.
Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann, making his first start for the club, were the heroes on the day for Wolves and ensured their fans would travel home very happy indeed.
Despite a late fightback from Liverpool, and an Origi goal, Lambert’s side held firm.
Jurgen Klopp is now facing questions given they’ve been knocked out of both domestic trophy competitions in three days. They only have the league left and even that’s looking increasingly beyond them.
It is of course a fixture that provoked a lot of reaction of social media and fans took to Twitter to share their opinion of the match.
Don't get Klopp playing his reserves with no European football. Shows a lack of knowledge of the depth in English football and respect.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 28, 2017
If Liverpool played like this under Rodgers fans would be outraged. They have been terrible (and we're terrible in both legs against So'ton)
— Michael Corcoran (@MichCorcoran) January 28, 2017
Getting right fed up of following Liverpool. I wouldn't change Klopp for the world but annoyed at January's results and lack of transfers.
— Nicholas Sudbury (@NicholasSudbury) January 28, 2017
Can't believe how inept and stubborn Klopp is currently, same tactical set up and style of play every game
— Alex Bramley (@Brammerz9) January 28, 2017
— Garren Bellew (@garrenbellew) January 28, 2017
Standard blueprint how to play Liverpool, sit back with 2 defence lines and hit us on the break. Embarrassing we can't break any team down.
— Keith Conway (@keithconway616) January 28, 2017
— Thomas Brown (@TomBrown1111) January 28, 2017
I've watched some poor Liverpool teams/ performances but this is painful to watch #awful
— Jono Edwards (@EdwardsJono) January 28, 2017