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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Austrian striker Andreas Weimann (2R) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ English midfielder George Saville (2L) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 28, 2017.

Second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse as they knocked the seven-times winners out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.

Defeat meant Liverpool, 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, had been knocked out of two cup competitions in a matter of four days following their 2-0 aggregate loss to Southampton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Wolves’s Richard Stearman stunned the home crowd by putting the visitors 1-0 up inside the first minute when he headed in a free-kick.

And four minutes before half-time, Wolves doubled their lead when Andreas Weimann finished off an excellent counter-attack move.

But, having rarely threatened, Liverpool pulled a goal back when Divock Origi scored from close range with four minutes left following a corner.

Nevertheless Wolves, who beat another Premier League side in Stoke in the third round, hung on to secure victory as Liverpool suffered a third home defeat in eight days as more than 8,000 away fans celebrated at Anfield.

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