Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Monday night, with supporters left with mixed feelings about the result.
Wolves 2-1 Liverpool
FA Cup Third Round, Molineux
January 7, 2019
Goals: Jimenez 38′, Neves 56′; Origi 51′
On a strange night at Molineux, the Reds bowed out at the first hurdle, as a much-changed lineup struggled to get going.
Raul Jimenez opened the scoring in the first half, and while Divock Origi levelled expertly after the break, parity was not restored for long.
Ruben Neves fired home from distance to send Liverpool packing, on a night when Rafa Camacho, Curtis Jones and the impressive Ki-Jana Hoever were all handed debuts.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.
Fans were delighted to see Hoever come on, and the 16-year-old impressed for the most part…
Hoever has had a brilliant game tonight, future looks bright for him #LFC
— Muneeb (@muneeb_asad19) January 7, 2019
That play from Hoever was so reminiscent of Van Dijk it was scary
— Dwain – El Gato (@SpionKopite1892) January 7, 2019
– theres always tommorrow on the forums.
Hoever’s been our best player ffs
— ? (@BabyKeith8) January 7, 2019
We had a year 11 as our MOTM
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) January 7, 2019
Plenty bemoaned Mignolet’s uninspiring performance…
Mignolet’s passing repeatedly putting Hoever under all kinds of unnecessary pressure.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) January 7, 2019
Mignolet stuck on his line like pic.twitter.com/0MgEMugH4E
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) January 7, 2019
The old days are back … mignolet conceding two goals from two shots on target
— Brian Durand (@BrianDurand56) January 7, 2019
Mignolet beaten twice at his near post there. Am I being too harsh?
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) January 7, 2019
In particular, Keita failed to take his chance…
What is wrong with Keita he’s fucking weird
— wonitfrombrock (@wonitfrombrock) January 7, 2019
Shit pass by Keita who could've given a shooting chance to Salah. He's been underwhelming.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) January 7, 2019
“Really think we should be seeing more of Naby now.”
– LS12Red on the forums.
Can’t wait for the lad Keita I watched all the YouTube videos of to arrive at the club. Will make such a difference to this team.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) January 7, 2019
Sturridge failed to impress and was subbed late on…
Sturridge is done.
— Ian Ryan (@Ian1892T) January 7, 2019
Wait…Daniel Sturridge played tonight??? #wwfc pic.twitter.com/nVzLiCVtot
— Nathan Judah (@NathanJudah) January 7, 2019
“Oh well, some pluses and some players we shouldn’t see again, aka Sturridge.”
– sportbilly1966 on the forums.
Sturridge was shocking. Can this guy not run anymore? Would rather Origi be backup than him
— Abdul Waheed (@Abdul92Waheed) January 7, 2019
Massively disappointed in Sturridge, Milner, Keita and Shaqiri tonight. They’re the lads who needed to drive that tonight. And none of them stepped up.
— Ryan (@ryan3levis) January 7, 2019
Fabinho was impressive at centre-back…
Only 1 fit CB now, but Fabinho looked good. Think Lovren proved any CB goes up a level next to Van Dijk, think Fabinho-VVD will be a good partnership till Gomez is back.
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) January 7, 2019
Think Fabinho probably starts at centre-back with Van Dijk at Brighton. Thought he was one of the few that did well tonight.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) January 7, 2019
“Fabinho is very calm, even when panicking.”
– Scott Jones on the forums.
Bar gambling with that slide tackle, Fabinho’s been Liverpool’s best player.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) January 7, 2019
At full-time, most fans focused on the bigger priorities…
Never nice to exit the FA Cup. Still a huge trophy imo. But this season of all seasons, things can wait. Though Hoever gave a superb account of himself, massive future for that lad. The fact he's still 16 is ridiculous. #LFCdigest
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) January 7, 2019
Anyone making qualitative judgements on those lads having never spent 1 min on a pitch together is a little foolish
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) January 7, 2019
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) January 7, 2019
Never nice to go out of the cup but bigger fish lie ahead. It has to be the league this year no matter what. #LFC
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) January 7, 2019
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) January 7, 2019
“We better win the bloody league now, sick of going out of these cups far too early.”
– Lee Thursfield on Facebook.
Genuinely not arsed. Some will try to suggest that’s some sort of shock, but it will help us in the long-term this season. Hope Spurs & City get all the way to the semis.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) January 7, 2019
Liverpool go out.
Majority of fans shrug.
Now on to Brighton. #haiku
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) January 7, 2019
“Have to admit, I’m not disappointed to go out early. I did not want us having a run in this competition this year.”
– liver1 on the forums.
Disappointed with a few performances there tonight but notably not the youngsters though!1st half was ridiculously poor.Well we’ve no complaints now about not having enough rest!free weekends on the way?
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) January 7, 2019
I've no issues with the team selection. This season is all about the EPL. A clear weekend at the end of Jan and no fixture pile up will be far more beneficial to a title challenge than a cup run. #lfc
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) January 7, 2019