Alan Shearer had a passionate reaction to Liverpool's FA Cup elimination vs Wolves


Liverpool have fallen from the race for the FA Cup at the very first hurdle.

Although reaction to the Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat has been mitigated by their success in the Premier League, there's still plenty of supporters disappointed with the result.

Jurgen Klopp made plenty of changes for the game at Molineux with youngsters Rafael Camacho, Curtis Jones and Ki-Jana Hoever all featuring throughout the match.

Wolves took the lead after 38 minutes, Rafael Jimenez continuing his rich vein of form after James Milner gave away the ball in midfield.

Divock Origi eventually equalised after the break - not that Klopp looked too happy about it - but the home side responded just four minutes later.

Wolves 2-1 Liverpool

Ruben Neves scored the latest long-range strike for his collection, although Simon Mignolet won't be watching the action-replays in a hurry.

That was the end of the goalscoring action and a 2-1 defeat has left Liverpool fans debating whether it will benefit their season or not.

Should they have gone all out for the silverware they've lacked under Klopp or be thankful it will - in theory - eleviate pressure on Champions League and Premier League games?


Alan Shearer's passionate reaction

Well, Alan Shearer certainly has a strong opinion on that very matter and when asked if he thought Liverpool would benefit from the result, he told the BBC: “No, I don't.

“They've got a very big squad and when you rotate as he (Klopp) did, you're gambling and you're looking to your players saying: 'Come on, give me something here. Give me a performance.'

“The first team have done incredibly well all season - in the Champions League and for the Premier League - and he's looking to the guys who have not been in the first team to give him a performance.

"And they've failed miserably tonight.”

Liverpool fans react on Twitter

Pretty strong words from Shearer and when some of the biggest Liverpool fan accounts posted his comments, there was a pretty strong responses from fans: 

It seems the majority are seeing the positives of no FA Cup football, despite the pain of suffering two defeats in a row.

As for Shearer, his rant wasn't finished there as he continued: "You've got one guy, Sturridge, who's out of contract at the end of the season, you've got Origi who's got 18 month left on his contract.

"Do something. Run around. Cause the centre-halves a problem. They have done nothing.

"They're playing as individuals. Look, they're thirty yards apart. He (Origi) wins the header here - where's Sturridge, in case he wins that header? Get over and help your teammate. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round

"Get over and help your teammate. Look at him: he's not even moving towards the ball. Quite content, not working as a partnership, no movement, no running in behind. Flat. No energy."

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