WOLVES V LIVERPOOL – MOLINEUX STADIUM AT 20:00 (UTC/GMT)
The Reds will be visiting Molineux on Friday to face the Wolves at their home.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is still confident that Liverpool could extend their reign and remain above Manchester City in the Premier League standings.
The Reds are dominant for their whole Sunday match with Manchester United and emerged as victors in a 3-1 tally, adding a fourth game to their winning streak in the English primary division. Earlier this month, they also made a show of their dominance in their 4-0 win over Bournemouth, as well as in their 3-1 victory against Burnley.
Moreover, Liverpool made a 1-0 win over Serie A second-placers Napoli in their UEFA Champions League campaign in the Group C.
One the other hand, the Wolverhampton Wanderers are surging in the league after beating Bournemouth last Saturday and completing a winning streak for themselves. They have not even scored below two goals in their past three matches. Their victories over Chelsea and Newcastle, both of which have a 2-1 tally, had created a great fresh start for the Wolves as the month starts. Their three consecutive victories in the Premier League shall give them enough confidence to face the top team in the league today.
– Wolves continued their surge in form by beating Bournemouth 2-0 with goals from Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro at Molineux.
– Liverpool have made the fourth-best start to a season in English top-flight history and are unbeaten in 17 games.
– Ten-man Newcastle United were beaten 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday when Matt Doherty scored in added time.
– Jurgen Klopp said Fabinho was outstanding in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United.
– Diogo Jota scored his first Premier League goal as Wolves came from behind to stun title hopefuls Chelsea 2-1 at Molineux on Wednesday.
– Liverpool stunned Man United despite their current gulf, and the Reds’ continue to intensify their game.
PROBABLE FORMATION AND STARTING XI
Rui Patrício, Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Matt Doherty, João Moutinho, Rúben Neves, Jonny, Morgan Gibbs-White, Raúl Jiménez, Diogo Jota
Alisson, Jame Milner, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino.
Raúl Jiménez’s goal in the 12th minute of their game with Bournemouth before Ivan Cavaleiro’s own score made up the Wolves’ domination at Molineux. Jimenez currently has made 5 goals in 17 appearances in the season.
Matthew Doherty already made three goals and three assists across 17 games in the league season. By November, the Wolves defender made 54 points in 12 gameweeks. Earlier this month, Doherty snatched late winner for the Wolves against their 10-man rivals Newcastle United.
Xherdan Shaqiri already made five goals across 13 matches, and is taking a marker every 112.2 minutes. This is the best average of any Liverpool player domestically. His appearance in the 70th minute of the team’s game with Man United is crucial in the Reds’ victory.
Sadio Mané dropped seven goals in his league play. Mane scored the other goal that secured Liverpool lead in their match over United. He also made the opening goal goal for the Reds in that match, beating United’s Romelu Lukaku.
Wolves 0-2 Liverpool
Although the Wolves are surging back into the scene, Liverpool’s 1-2 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain made it clear that only the top-tier clubs could pose a threat to them so far. In the previous month, not even Man City could hold them as the Reds made a 2-1 victory over them in the Champions League quarter-final. Raul Jimenez is expected to play on Friday, but he will be facing the likes of Shaqiri and Mane on the field.
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