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Wolverhampton Wanderers - Liverpool
Premier League - 23 January 2020
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FT: Wolves 1-2 Liverpool. Firmino's late winner moves the Reds 16 points clear at the top. It was harsh on Wolves who had cancelled out Henderson's opener through Jimenez's lovely header.
Jota skews wide from close range after Traore's lovely cross was prodded into his path by Jimenez.
Four minutes added.
"We shall not be moved," is the anthem being belted out from the away end. If they win here, it's another marker of why that 30-year wait for the title looks set to come to an end.
- OffJoão MoutinhoWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnMorgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Gibbs-White on for Moutinho.
- OffMohamed SalahLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on for Salah.
That's Firmino's 10th of the season and surely means the visitors will go 40 league matches unbeaten now.
- GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpool
GOAL! Firmino stuns the hosts with a clinical finish after super play from Henderson and Salah.
SAVE! Firmino wriggles past Coady in the area but sees his low shot brilliantly saved by Rui Patricio.
As it stands, Liverpool will be 14 points clear of Man City having played a game less. Wolves will move up to fifth, five points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
WOLVES CHANGE: Jota on for Neto.
Rolls Royce defending from Gomez as he motors through the gears to mop up after a long ball threatened to free Traore once more.
Traore turns into acres of space and runs at Van Dijk. The Liverpool defence is worried, but Traore lets them off the hook by shooting wide from distance. He could have kept going there or looked for Jimenez to his left.
- OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Fabinho on for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Salah drills just wide of the post after taking Henderson's pass in his stride and manufacturing space for the strike with a positive run.
SAVE! Alisson rescues Liverpool once more as he blocks Jimenez's close-range shot from a narrow angle on the right.
No surprise to see Fabinho being readied by the visitors.
Traore jinks inside the area and rifles in a low shot that Alisson does well to parry to safety.
A better spell for Liverpool. It had been all Wolves, but the league leaders are showing a bit more composure on the ball again now.
Minamino sees a tame 20-yarder deflect straight to Firmino, who can only fire the rebound straight at Rui Patricio.
VIDEO: Jiménez levels!
Moutinho fires the resulting free kick into the danger zone, but Alisson bravely punches to safety. An offside flag then relieves the pressure for the visitors.
- Yellow cardAndrew RobertsonLiverpool
Wolves on top now. Traore charges on to a ball in-behind but gets tumbled by a late challenge from Robertson. The Scot goes in the book.
Liverpool's run of seven straight PL clean sheets since Joe Gomez's return from injury on December 7 comes to an end. Now, can Wolves bring that long unbeaten sequence to a halt too?
That was Jiménez's 20th of the season - and Wolves have done it again in the second half!
- GoalRaúl JiménezWolverhampton Wanderers
GOAL! Wolves are level! Raúl Jiménez powers a wonderful header into the far corner from Traore's floated cross.
DID YOU KNOW? Wolves have scored 68 per cent of their league goals after half-time since the start of last season. It is the best quota of any current PL team.
Wolves respond on the break. Neto has an opportunity on the left side of the box, but his shot is blocked by Gomez.
CLOSE! Salah pinches the ball off Traore deep in Wolves territory, but sees his fizzing drive beaten away by Rui Patricio.
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KICK OFF! Wolves restart the contest.
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HT: Wolves 0-1 Liverpool. Henderson's early header gives the visitors the advantage at the break. Wolves have grown as the game has gone on, while the Merseysiders have seen Sadio Mane go off injured.
Sensational block. Salah rampages in from the right, skips beyond two and pulls the trigger - but sees his goal-bound shot somehow blocked by Doherty.
Two minutes added.
Wolves looking the more dangerous at the moment. Jimenez drives in from the left again but sees a thumping strike blocked by Van Dijk.
STAT: Liverpool have scored in each of their last 32 league games. The last time they failed to notch was at Everton last March.
TAA can only nod Neves's sweeping ball to the left side of the area into the path of Raúl Jiménez, who cuts inside before lashing a shot wide of Alisson's right-hand post.
- OffSadio ManéLiverpool
- OnTakumi MinaminoLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: The injured Mane is replaced by Minamino, who makes his league bow for the Reds.
Bad news for Liverpool. Mane trudges around and eventually takes a seat on the turf. Wolves kick it out and the home support aren't happy about it.
Here's one from the archives! The last first half league goal scored by Wolves against Liverpool came from Steve Mardenborough at Anfield in January 1984.
Play halted for a minute or two as Neves receives treatment for a knock. He looks okay to continue though.
TOP-SIX THREAT: Only Liverpool and Manchester City have managed more points against established top-six opposition than Wolves (24 points) this term.
Salah races on to Mane's delightful through pass. The Egyptian is made to work for a shot on goal and eventually sees his effort blocked to safety.
DID YOU KNOW? Wolves have conceded the first goal in a league-high 17 games this season, including each of the last eight.
WOLVES'S NEVER SAY DIE SPIRIT: Wolves have picked up 18 points from losing positions this season, seven more than any other team in the top-flight. Nuno Espirito Santo's men have led for just 305 minutes - the least amount of any team in the PL. In contrast, Liverpool have led for more minute than anyone else: 1,167 minutes and counting.
Alisson completely misjudges a bounce from another well-worked Wolves set piece. Van Dijk twice deals with the danger, allowing his keeper to eventually pluck the ball out of the air.
STAT: Liverpool have not lost a league game for 385 days. The Reds have suffered one top-flight loss in the last 627 days.
BIG CHANCE! Wolves work a clever short corner. Doherty is left in acres of space to meet a probing left-wing delivery, but guides his header wide of the far post.
VAR checks for hand ball, but there's no danger. The PL leaders get off to a perfect start.
- GoalJordan HendersonLiverpool
GOAL! Henderson powers a header in at the near post after making a late run to meet Alexander-Arnold's right-wing corner.
Trent Alexander Arnold takes aim from the resulting kick but sees a decent effort blocked by Romain Saiss in the wall.
Liverpool break at speed and Salah wins a free kick 20 yards out, slightly right of centre.
A really nervy moment for that visiting rearguard. A whipped free kick somehow finds its way through a raft of bodies to the far post, but the home side can't get a shot off and Liverpool hack it to safety.
Wolves are the first to show though. A dangerous move down the left is thwarted by Van Dijk. However, the hosts come again and win a free kick in a dangerous position on the same flank.
Liverpool with all of the ball early doors.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Liverpool have lost just one of 11 Premier League meetings. Indeed, the Merseysiders have not lost away to Wanderers since August 1981. Overall: Liverpool 50 wins, 17 draws, Wolves 30 wins.
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KICK OFF! Liverpool get us underway.
Matt Doherty: “We’re in the position where we want to win the game for other reasons, for our league position, and the fact we’re at home and we just back ourselves – obviously we back ourselves against every team – but our record shows against the bigger teams that we tend to really fancy it on the night. We’re at home so we’re going in to the game thinking we can win.”
Answers to poser at 19:45: Kenny Miller, Stephen Ward and Steven Fletcher.
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Sadio Mane on Wolves: "It won't be easy and we'll take it very, very seriously because for us now, [it's about] just taking [it] game by game without making pressure for ourselves and play every single game like a final. If you want to achieve things, you have to do it."
Klopp: "They (Wolves) play a similar system to other teams. It depends a little bit how they set up - three or five at the back. But they do it differently, Coady has a different role, they make the pitch really big and ask you for a lot of footwork. You have to run a lot."
Nuno Espirito Santo: "We have to compete. That is the word - compete. When you compete, you don't give up. Every ball is important."
As we build up to tonight's clash, why not catch up on the latest gossip from Europe? Current speculation suggests reported Liverpool target, Timo Werner is eyeing a move to England.
Wolves are unchanged from the 3-2 win at Southampton. However, the home side are boosted by the return of Diogo Jota and Willy Boly on the bench. Boly is in the squad for the first time since October.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - WOLVES: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Neto, Traore, Jiminez... Subs: Ruddy, Boly, Gibbs-White, Jota, Giles, Kilman, Ashley-Seal. /// LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino... Subs: Adrian, Fabinho, Minamino, Origi, Matip, Jones, Williams.
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