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Match Preview – Liverpool v Wolves

Liverpool meet Wolves in the Premier League this weekend, with Reds hoping to recover from a testing start to the new campaign.

Here is all you need to know about Saturday’s clash at Anfield.

Form

Liverpool: LWWDL

Liverpool’s stuttering start to the season reached a new low in midweek, as the Reds were thrashed 4-1 at Napoli in their Champions League group stage opener.

Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won just two of their seven fixtures in all competitions, with huge concerns over the ease at which Napoli cut apart the Merseysiders and form of several star names.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah are all below the standard expected at present, while the club’s midfield options appear a major issue with problems in the engine room.

Jordan Henderson is out for a month with a hamstring problem, joining Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines. Thiago returned as a substitute in midweek and should start at the weekend in a huge boost to Klopp.

Already six points behind the leaders, Liverpool can ill-afford more slip-ups at this stage.

Wolves: LWDDW

Wolves earned their first win of the Premier League season last weekend, beating Southampton 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Daniel Podence.

Bruno Lage’s team had failed to win in their opening five league games, with a win over Preston in the Carabao Cup the sole success until last week’s win.

A lack of goals has proven problematic for Wolves, who saw deadline day arrival Sasa Kalajdzic suffer an ACL injury on his debut against the Saints. Diego Costa now appears set to sign on a free transfer, with the former Chelsea forward to provide an experienced alternative at centre-forward.

Wolves will hope the Spaniard can add presence to their forward line, with improvements required in the final third if the club are to climb from their current 14th place position.

Last Meeting

Liverpool 3-1 Wolves, May 22nd 2022

Liverpool and Wolves met on the final weekend of last season, with the Reds in the midst of a title race with Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side needed to better City’s result to be crowned champions, but suffered a setback as Pedro Neto opened the scoring inside three minutes for Wolves.

Sadio Mane equalised before half-time for Liverpool, before Mohamed Salah put the Reds ahead to spark celebration inside Anfield. Andy Robertson scored a third to make the game safe, though it was not enough for the Premier League title as City came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa on a dramatic final day.

Predicted Lineups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott; Salah, Diaz, Nunez.

Wolves: Sa; Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri; Moutinho, Neves, Nunes; Neto, Podence, Hwang.

Who is the referee?

Andy Madley.

What channel is Liverpool v Wolves on?

Liverpool v Wolves will not be broadcast live to a UK or Irish audience.

USA: fuboTV.

What time is kick off?

Saturday 10th September, 15:00 BST.

Odds

Liverpool – 1/4

Draw – 5/1

Wolves – 10/1

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