Relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers humiliated Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the misfiring Reds, who’re but to win within the Premier League this 12 months.
Wolves minimize by means of Liverpool’s shaky defence from the off, lacking two good probabilities earlier than a Hwang Hee-Chan cutback went in off the heel of Joel Matip for a fifth-minute personal purpose.
Minutes later, Wolves debutant Craig Dawson lashed within the second, unmarked from shut vary after the ball bounced off Cody Gakpo in one other spell of sloppy defending by the customer.
A fired-up Liverpool began the second half strongly, however Ruben Neves successfully ended the competition within the 71st minute, controlling then prodding the ball in on the finish of a scintillating counter-attack from the house facet.
Defeat left Liverpool tenth on 29 factors after a horrible begin to 2023 through which it has gained simply one in every of seven matches – towards Wolves within the F.A. Cup – in all competitions.
After coming near a historic quadruple final season, the place it gained two home cups and was runner-up in each the Champions League and Premier League, Klopp’s injury-hit and confidence-shorn group is a shadow of its former self.
The outcome was the primary time in a decade that Liverpool has misplaced three consecutive Premier League away video games. It has conceded extra targets within the Premier League this season – 28 in 21 video games – than it did in the entire of final season.
Victory eased Wolves’ fears of a drop to the second-tier Championship, lifting the facet to fifteenth place on 20 factors, two forward of the underside three, and left its ecstatic followers serenading each contact within the last minutes as Liverpool gamers hung their heads.
“We love super Lopetegui,” the Molineux crowd sang to their Spanish supervisor Julen Lopetegui.
Liverpool’s miserable-looking German supervisor Klopp, in the meantime, needed to endure what for him is an unaccustomed taunt: “You’re getting sacked in the morning”.