If you wanted an idea over just how unimportant the FA Cup is these days, then seeing teams put out their reserves and the games being moved away from weekends gives you a good idea.
What was once heralded as the greatest cup competition in the world now comes across as an inconvenience that clubs just want to get out of the road, and Adrian is doing his best to ensure Liverpool have fewer fixtures to worry about.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 3, 2020
Willian hits it well but there’s no doubt that he has to do better with that, most of his body is behind the ball but he doesn’t do enough to stop it going in.
Loris Karius will always be remembered at Anfield for that performance against Real Madrid, but it looks like Adrian has evoked memories of the German stopper with that effort:
— Lonac24 (@lukaloncar24) March 3, 2020
Loris Karius is back!?
— Peter Abade (@petabade02) March 3, 2020
Adrian doing a Karius?
— Nico ?? (@CuleNico_) March 3, 2020
Adrian giving Liverpool fans flashbacks of Karius
— gabe (@bludclartinelli) March 3, 2020
Adrian did the most Karius thing with that howler. The Ghost of Karius still lives on in that Liverpool dressing room.
— 4 #VESPERS (@Count_of_Zed) March 3, 2020
Karius regen you love to see it
— Nick (@Nick1sTheName) March 3, 2020
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool bounce back from this. You could argue that they probably don’t care about the competition, but this would make it three losses in a fairly short period of time.
They say that winning becomes a habit, but that’s also true when it comes to losing games.