Boss Jurgen Klopp denied disrespecting the FA Cup after much-changed Liverpool were dumped out by Wolves.
Ruben Neves’ thunderbolt sealed a 2-1 third-round win for the hosts after Divock Origi had hauled Liverpool level.
Raul Jimenez opened the scoring after James Milner’s first-half error and Wolves travel to Stoke or Shrewsbury in the fourth round.
Klopp made nine changes, including handing Curtis Jones and Rafael Camacho their debuts, while defender Ki-Jana Hoever became the club’s third youngest player ever.
He replaced Dejan Lovren, who suffered a hamstring injury after just five minutes to increase Liverpool’s defensive injury issues.
Klopp outlined he was forced into most of his changes and insisted he did not disrespect the cup.
He said: “I’m not sure what you all would have said if our centre-half situation (from the start) was Fabinho and Ki-Jana, probably a few smart people would have told me I don’t respect the competition. Read more