Liverpool suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday which handed the club their third home defeat in a row and second Cup knockout in the space of 72 hours after Southampton defeated them in the EFL Cup last week.
Klopp made nine changes to the team that was beaten by Southampton with his focus turned towards the game against Chelsea on Tuesday. The performance showed that Liverpool struggle for quality backup players should their regular starters get injured or need to be rested. Off all the young players who were given an opportunity in the game, the only one who demonstrated signs of quality was Ovie Ejaria.
The performance of Alberto Moreno showed the loss of quality that arises in the Liverpool team when James Milner is not playing.
Wolves winger Helder Costa caused trouble for the Liverpool defence and played a role in both goals to embarrass Liverpool.
Wolves went ahead in the first minute when Costa swung in a free kick from the right and Richard Stearman headed past Loris Karius. The Championship team last played Liverpool in the FA Cup 65 years ago and scored a second five minutes before half time after an impressive breakaway after Liverpool lost possession. Costa outran Moreno before finding Andreas Weimann who scored the second.
The Austrian walked past Karius and completed a tap in. After Phillipe Coutinho came on for Liverpool in the second half much needed energy was added to the Liverpool attack, however Wolves manage to hold out for the win. The home side game themselves a hope when Divock Origi scrambled in from a corner in the 86th minute and forced a save from goalkeeper Harry Burgyne during injury time but it was too late to comeback.