Paul Merson opens up about Liverpool FC’s FA Cup exit

Paul Merson says Liverpool FC's FA Cup exit at the hands of Wolves may be a good thing for the Reds

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Paul Merson believes that Liverpool FC’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Wolves may end up being a blessing in disguise for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Reds suffered something of a surprise defeat on Monday night when they were dumped out of the cup competition following a 2-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux.

Klopp opted to make a number of changes in what was a youthful Liverpool FC as the German boss signalled how important their Premier League form is at the moment.

Liverpool FC are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table and are four points clear ahead of second placed Manchester City as they look to try and win their first major trophy under Klopp.

And Arsenal legend Merson seems to think that losing at the early stage in the FA Cup may actually end up benefitting the Reds in the title race.

Speaking to The Debate on Sky Sports on Monday night, Merson said: “I just think it’s another game out the way. They’ve got a two-week break after playing a couple more league games and recharge their batteries.

“They’re in an unbelievable position to make history, they haven’t won the league in 29 years – don’t get carried away and start thinking about the double, concentrate on the league.

“As long as it doesn’t affect the players’ thinking, two defeats on the trot, but they’ve just been beaten by Man City, one of the best teams in the world, and made nine changes tonight.

“For me, it could be the best thing that happened to them.”

Liverpool FC were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City in their most recent Premier League outing and they will return to top flight action on Saturday with a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

They will then host Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday 19 January.

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