Wolverhampton Wanderers end Liverpool's quest of winning first FA Cup since 2006

Wolverhampton Wanderers end Liverpool's quest of winning first FA Cup since 2006

- Liverpool have been bundled out of the English FA Cup championship

- Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves both scored a goal each for Wolves as they reach the fourth round of the competition

- While Divock Origi's second half goal was not enough to save the Reds from their second straight defeat in all competitions

Premier League table toppers Liverpool have been ousted from the FA Cup following their 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Monday, January 7.

Raul Jimenez opened scoring for the Wanderers in the 15th minute of the game after capitalising on James Milner's error in the Reds' half of the pitch.

Divock Origi restored parity for Jurgen Klopp's side six minutes after the resumption of the second half via a superb strike from outside the box.

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Having failed to find the back of the net for the remainder of the first stanza as Nuno Espírito Santo's men managed to maintain their lead all through the half.

Ruben Neves's 55th minute long range powerful strike put the hosts back in front and as well powered them into the next round of the championship.

Although, the Reds tried a couple of times to remedy the situation but all their efforts were unfruitful before the referee sounded the final whistle.

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Klopp made double substitution with Mohamed Salah coming on for Curtis Jones, while Roberto Firmino replaced Daniel Sturridge but they could not rescue the team from crashing out.

Liverpool have now suffered two straight defeats having suffered their first Premier League loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last week.

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Meanwhile, Wolves will face either of Shrewsbury or Stoke City in the fourth round of the championship later this month.

Legit.ng recalls that Manchester City ended Liverpool's unbeaten run in the Premier League following the 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday evening.

A goal each from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero ensured the Roberto Firmino's 64th minute strike was a mere consolation after the match.

However, the Reds maintain their leadership at the summit of the table with four points clear of City.

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