Liverpool vs wolves preview

Superadmin Douglas
Published on Dec 31, 2019 07:46 PST
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 17:21 PST

Team news

With two games in four days, Liverpool are likely to make changes to the side that beat Leicester 4-0.

There is good news for the Premier League leaders, with Jordan Henderson expected to be fine after going off injured at the King Power Stadium, with Jurgen Klopp insisting it was just a kick on the shin.

Klopp also confirmed Rhian Brewster is close to returning after injury.

Meanwhile, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo could stick to a winning formula after he named an unchanged side for the win over Manchester City on Friday.

The likes of Patrick Cutrone, Pedro Neto, Ruben Vinagre, Ryan Bennett and Max Kilman are options if changes are needed.

Midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White (back) continues his recovery, along with centre-back Willy Boly (fractured leg) and Bruno Jordao (ankle).

Opta stats

  • Liverpool have lost just one of their 10 Premier League games against Wolves (W7 D2), winning the last five in a row by an aggregate score of 12-1.
  • Wolves have lost 15 of their last 17 top-flight away games against Liverpool, winning the other two, 1-0 in January 1984 and December 2010. Wolves have failed to score in 10 of their last 14 league visits to Anfield.
  • Liverpool have won their final league game in each of the last five calendar years, since losing 2-1 at Chelsea in 2013.
  • Wolves have won their final league game in four of the last five calendar years, losing 2-1 at home to QPR in 2016.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 49 Premier League home games (W39 D10). If they avoid defeat here it would be just the third unbeaten home run of 50+ games in English top-flight history (Chelsea 86, 2004-2008 and Liverpool 63, 1978-1980).

Nabeel's prediction

Wolves are a good side and always do well against top six teams. It is easy to say this with the Manchester City result, but you must have a different mentality at Anfield. They are brave on the ball and Adama Traore at the moment is unreal. They must have been working behind the scenes with him - if they get the final ball right they have got a real player. He is a speed merchant, but when you are a forward, you are concentrating on finishing, but have to adapt the delivery. Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota are decent, combined with a clever midfield to counterattack.

It will be more of a test than what Leicester was. Liverpool are just gliding along, Mohamed Salah been slightly off, and they haven't been so glamorous to watch. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have dipped at times, yet Mane has been the best player of the season alongside Kevin De Bruyne. You always have the danger of the front three and the Liverpool midfield is strong too. Their performance at Leicester was breathtaking, but they are at ease with themselves and the 13-point gap they currently hold. It will be another high-scoring affair.

Timings

Liverpool vs Wolves

December 29, 2019, 22:00 PKT

10

In your opinion who will win?

  • Liverpool
    6
    60%
  • Wolves
    3
    30%
  • Draw
    1
    10%
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