Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson lamented "a really bad day at the office" as his side lost 1-0 at home to bottom-of-the-table Wolves.
The Reds lost an eighth Barclays Premier League match of the season as Wolves won away for the first time since late March to climb off the bottom.
Liverpool lacked invention and energy – even with the return of Steven Gerrard from six weeks out – but the visitors did have that spark and ended a run of six successive defeats away from home thanks to Stephen Ward's first Premier League goal.
"Unfortunately we had a really bad day at the office today," Hodgson said.
"Not much went right for us except the fact people tried to keep going, worked as hard as they could but technically we weren't anywhere near our best today.
"The tempo of our play was nowhere near what we like it to be.
"They got a lucky break and put the ball away so we lose all three points and disappoint our fans yet again."
Marcus Tudgay's double led Nottingham Forest to a 5-2 Championship win over neighbours Derby County.
Robert Earnshaw (2) and Luke Chambers also netted, Kris Commons and Luke Moore replying for the Rams.
League One promotion hopefuls Brighton and Charlton cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw.