Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will be looking to keep pace of league leaders Chelsea are they visit Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will be looking to keep pace of league leaders Chelsea are they visit Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Reds won emphatically in the Merseyside derby midweek while Wolves were held to a goalless draw at home to Burnley.
It was a frustrating night on Wednesday as Wolves failed to score for a second successive game, this time having to settle for a point against Sean Dyce’s side.
Spanish winger Adama Traore went close on numerous occasions as well as Hwang Hee-chan, though the home side could not breach Burnley.
With only one goal in their last three Premier League games and one victory in their last four, Bruno Lage’s men find themselves in 8th position still, just three points for fourth.
With that being said, a tricky fixture run awaits them following the game at the weekend. With Manchester City, Brighton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to conclude the festive period, goals will be needed – and quickly.
Jurgen Klopp’s side ran rampant at Goodison Park midweek with Rafa Benitez’s team unable to live with the quality the Reds had on offer.
After an early lead following a sublime finish by Jordan Henderson, it went from bad to worse for the home side who found themselves two behind with Mo Salah continuing his sensational goal-scoring form.
Despite a goal from Demarai Gray before half-time, it was quickly cancelled out after the break as Salah struck again following a foot race with Seamus Coleman from the half-way line to expertly finish and score his 14th goal in the league this season. Diogo Jota added a fourth to sealed a convincing victory and bragging rights for the visitors.
Liverpool have now won four successive games and have not scored less than two goals in a Premier League away fixture since April – a stat which Bruno Lage’s side will need to be wary of ahead of the game.
After being suspended, Ruben Neves returns to the side ahead of the game with Leon Dendoncker set to make way, though Daniel Podence remains out due to having coronavirus.
The likes of Jonny, Willy Boly, Hugo Bueno, Yerson Mosquera and Pedro Neto all remain out for Wolves.
As for Liverpool, Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot are all out of contention though Naby Keita and Joe Gomez have returned to training and could be fit for next week’s fixtures.
Wolves vs Liverpool – kick off at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 4th December 2021.