It doesn’t take a football expert to work out that Jurgen Klopp had very little interest in the FA Cup this season.
With his Liverpool side four points clear at the top of the table, Klopp decided to make nine changes for their trip to Wolves in the third round.
There were starts for 17-year-old Curtis Jones, 18-year-old Rafa Camacho, while 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever came on for the injured Dejan Lovren after just six minutes.
But there was still plenty of quality on the pitch with summer signings Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all playing 90 minutes.
But they couldn’t prevent a 2-1 defeat with goals from Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves either side of Divock Origi’s equaliser.
And just like that, Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup at an early stage once again under Klopp.
At full-time, the Liverpool boss went onto the pitch to applaud the travelling away fans and embrace his players.
But football fans were left confused after Klopp’s hug with Shaqiri.
Klopp can be seen comforting the Swiss international but the former Stoke City player seemingly disappears.
Where did he go?
Even more spooky, is that Fabinho appears to emerge at exactly the same time.
It certainly confused plenty of fans on social media. Check out the reaction:
The magic of the FA Cup…
After the defeat, Klopp explained that following the hectic festive period he had little choice but to make so many changes.
"I changed a lot because I thought we had to not because I wanted to. The problem was that we played a similar line-up in three tough games, so it was clear we had to change,” Klopp admitted.News Now - Sport News