Jamie Carragher was once again the voice of the people after the Reds went out of the FA Cup, losing 2-1 at Molineux to Wolves.
The FA Cup was of the least possible importance even at the start of the season, but even more so now given the league position Jurgen Klopp’s players have got themselves into, as well as the Champions League commitments.
BBC pundits Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas struggled to get their heads around the concept that Klopp simply doesn’t care too much about an FA Cup run this season with far more important things to focus on, but Carragher succinctly summarised how Reds fans should feel about the defeat.
I have no problem with the @LFC selection from JK & would rather we had won but, we have the best chance we’ve had in years of winning the PL & it may be yrs before we’re in this position again. The big chance we have is not the 4 point lead but MC/THFC playing a lot more games
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 7, 2019
There is never a game the Reds should deliberately lose, but going out of the FA Cup means fewer matches and a break at the end of this month to recharge the batteries.
It also means extra preparation time ahead of the Champions League last-16 first leg against Bayern Munich next month.
With much higher priority games to come between now and May, going out was certainly not a huge blow.