Liverpool host Wolves in the Premier League this weekend on Sunday afternoon. The Reds will be looking to reclaim top spot in the table but will need to be at their best against Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated that his side drew 1-1 with Brighton last weekend, following late VAR controversy. The result kept them from reaching the summit of the Premier League.
Wolves look like the side of last season following an inconsistent start to the 2020/21 season. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have put together a strong run of form and their solid defensive principles have returned of late.
Liverpool have struggled to put together a consistent run of form in recent weeks. They have won two, drawn two and lost one in all competitions, scoring eight and conceding four.
A growing injury list of key players could prove challenging in the coming weeks for Jurgen Klopp as his squad depth is being tested which is evident from the less the convincing performances both domestically but also in the Champions League as of late. If this is compelling evidence enough that Nuno’s men can capitalise on this weekend, then use one of these betting codes to back Wolves to add further doubt to Liverpool’s title defence.
However, a saving grace for Liverpool this weekend could be their rock-solid home form. As they are currently on a 63-match unbeaten streak at home. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all five games at Anfield this season and they have the best home goal difference (+8) in the league.
With just one loss in their last seven, Wolves look like a tough team to beat in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have returned to their defensive best, conceding just four goals in their last six matches.
Wolves have shown some inconsistency away this season. They have lost two and won three of their five away matches this season. Wolves have also struggled to put together a consecutive winning sequence on the road this season and have only found the net five times on their travels. Wolves will want to keep momentum and aim to qualify for again for the Europa League spot by the end of the season, as they had minor success there last year.
Liverpool have several long-term injuries including Alisson Becker (thigh), Joe Gomez (knee), Xherdan Shaqiri (knock), James Milner (thigh), Virgil Van Dijk (knee), Thiago Alcantara (thigh) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin (knee). Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and midfielder Naby Keita also remain doubtful for the fixture while Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson will face late fitness tests after picking up knocks against Ajax midweek.
Wolves will be without Jonny, who is out long-term with a knee injury. Raul Jimenez will also be out for an extended period after fracturing his skull in the Arsenal fixture last weekend. Romain Saiss could return from his self-isolation period.
Liverpool won the last meeting between the two sides in January 2020, a late Roberto Firmino goal helped the Reds to a 2-1 victory at Anfield.
Wolves have struggled to defeat Liverpool in recent years, winning only two in the last nine meetings between the sides. Jurgen Klopp has overseen four recent victories over Wolves and lost twice to the Midland’s side.
Although Wolves have improved of late and become a tough side to beat once again, Liverpool are such a strong home side, making them the firm favourites to add to their extraordinary home run. Jurgen Klopp’s injury woes could work in Wolves’ favour so a draw could be likely, however, a Liverpool loss is off the cards.