The Reds’ domestic campaign this season reminds us to their dark ages before the arrival of Jurgen Klopp. Unfortunately, such has to happen again due to series of misfortune, crisis at the defence line, series of defeats and the degrading motivation plus form of their forwards lately. There is only one way to save their chance for European spot next season, by snatching three points in each and every remaining games, including while travelling to Wolverhampton this weekend.
The teams’ previous games
Wolves only managed to hold Aston Villa in a goalless draw last weekend. Ruben Neves and Co were unable to capitalise several opportunity into goals. One of them even only hit the post.
The Reds, on the other hand, was beaten again in Anfield last weekend. This time Fulham thumped them by a single goal of the former Juventus man, Mario Lemina after taking advantage of Mo Salah’s blunder in the penalty box. Yet, in the UCL fixture in the midweek, they sealed one place to the quarter final after dismantling RB Leipzig 2-0 by Mo Salah’s and Sadio Mane’s goal again, just like in the first leg.
Nuno Santo is opting to deploy 3-4-3 with the transition to 3-4-2-1 formation. Wolves’ new signing, William Jose could be sidelined as he has not been able to contribute yet. Fabio Silva could get a nod in the starting IX, since Raul Jimenez is still ruled out alongside Daniel Podence and Marcal. He would be supported by Pedro Neto and Adama Traore on both wings.
His counterpart, Jurgen Klopp, really should consider deploying 4-4-2 with Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane featuring as the duo frontmen, while Mo Salah could be rested here. In the midfield, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be operating from the second line. Meanwhile, some other figures in the squad are still injured. They are Virgil Van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson.
Players to watch
Wolves’s top performers this season are Pedro Neto registering five goals and assist each, the La Masia graduate Adama Traore, Romain Saiss and Daniel Podence with three goals and two assists. Another notable name to watch is Ruben Neves.
The Senegalese Sadio Mane is still expected to be the main scorer. However, the return of Diogo Jota could ease Mane’s task to find the back of the net. The Portuguese international has bagged five goals in Premier League. Another key man to focus on is the Scottish full back, Andrew Robertson.
Wolverhampton vs Liverpool Prediction
The away game for Liverpool seems to be less burdening than the home match. Their last two victories were on the road. Thus, Joao Moutinho and Co should be careful with Jurgen Klopp’s men’s possible revival. They could steal a win or at lease one point in Molineaux.
This clash is likely to be even. Wolves’s win market is at 4/1. Andrew Robertson and Co are only projected to win at 16/19, whereas the odds for a tie are at 37/13.