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"I thought we were ready but obviously we were not", Klopp told BBC Sport.

"I enjoy these games".

Liverpool's midweek defeat to Southampton means that the FA Cup is now the only hope of a trophy for that club, so the temptation to rest players may not come as easily to Jurgen Klopp. I don't look for excuses, whatever you write, it is absolutely OK, ' Klopp added.

"We didn't create enough, that is the truth".

'I don't feel the players let me down.

I don't expect Klopp to make the kind of changes like he did for the last round tie against Plymouth as Wolves have already won at Stoke.

"To beat Arsenal and Liverpool along the way, we've done it the hard way".

Liverpool have taken just two points from their last three league games, and now sit in fourth spot in the Premier League table, a full 10 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

"Losing three matches at home, that is a pretty low point".

"But if it is it is a flawless moment to turn because it is not possible to go lower".

"But everything in life depends on your reaction". "Yesterday recovery, today second day recovery and tomorrow we play".

Wolves won this game is because of an absolutely flawless first 45 minutes.

While those two slipped, Aaron Mooy came off the bench for Huddersfield Town to give a late assist, as they ran out 4-0 winners over lowly Rochdale.

Jurgen Klopp will probably not be collecting his P45 in the morning, as the Wolverhampton supporters spent the second half unkindly suggesting, but the Liverpool manager is unlikely to be collecting any silverware this season either after crashing out of two cups in four days. It was an outstanding performance.

"Some of the boys might be rested for the FA Cup games but they are probably sick at missing out".

Klopp insists there will be no hangover from his side's patchy form of late, and believes they are still on the path to success in the future.

Liverpool have a problem because they've had an extremely poor January.

Brighton weren't the only Championship high-flyers undone, with Newcastle United succumbing to a humbling 3-0 defeat at League One's Oxford United. It's all well and good scoring contributing when the team is playing well, but senior players like Lallana, Hendo, Coutinho et al need to show up when the team is struggling, and that isn't happening right now.

Fast forward a month and their title chances are hanging by a thread, whilst they're also out of both cup competitions.

The absence of Sadio Mane, away at the Africa Cup of Nations, has been a big loss with their attack lacking pace and spark. They've been outplayed and outshined by a resilient Wolves side who turned up! I do not know how many times that has happened this season.

  • Rosalie Stanley