Hard to fathom, even harder to stomach, as far as Liverpool fans are concerned.
The Reds’ decline continues, and is getting more remarkable by the week. This 3-0 defeat at Wolves marked a new low, in a season full of them.
Already out of both domestic cups, Jurgen Klopp’s side can surely forget about finishing in the Premier League’s top four come May. This, their seventh league defeat of the campaign, leaves them 10th, and significantly closer to the bottom of the table than they are the top. It’s Aston Villa and Crystal Palace they need to worry about right now, not Newcastle or Manchester United.
This was another shambolic away display, with Joel Matip scoring an own goal and debutant Craig Dawson capitalising on more awful defending to double Wolves’ lead inside the first 12 minutes.
Liverpool did threaten a second-half revival, but they missed big chances through Darwin Nunez, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah before being punished on the counter-attack by Adama Traore’s run and Ruben Neves’ clinical finish.
The game ended with the sound of Wolves fans cheering their team’s every pass, as Julen Lopetegui’s side toyed with their shell-shocked visitors. For Klopp and his supporters, it was the final insult.
Here are the winners and losers from Molineux…