Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool – prediction, team news, lineups

Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole preview Saturday’s Premier League clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

Just a few weeks after beating their West Midlands counterparts in the FA Cup, Liverpool Travel to Molineux again to tackle it Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League game on Saturday.

However, Jürgen KloppBrighton & Hove Albion ended their FA Cup title defense last weekend while the hosts have not been in action since the 3-0 defeat by Manchester City on 22 January.

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Become the latest victim of a Erling Bride Haaland Hat-trick, Wolves’ journey to clash with champions Man City at the Etihad followed the script to the tee Julen Lopetegui‘s men traveled back to base after being cut open by the rejuvenated Norwegian.

Haaland needed 40 minutes to bring home the competition’s first goal and he completed his fourth treble of the season early in the second half by rushing home a penalty before tapping home to score with 54 minutes to round off before the end.

Few will beat Wolves for losing to the reigning champions, with that three-goal defeat bringing an abrupt end to their two-game unbeaten streak in the top flight, and Wolves still dangle just above the dotted line in 17th place – coincidentally with 17 points and ahead of Bournemouth only on goal difference.

A run of just one win in their last seven games in all competitions will not inspire confidence, although their most recent home game in the Premier League ended in a crucial 1-0 win over fellow contenders West Ham United – ending a run of four straights Defeats at Molineux.

However, since November 2021 Wolves have not managed to secure two home wins at home in the Premier League and they remain the division’s worst scorers at home with a meager six goals, but Liverpool have shown very little penetration in their recent offensive league game either Not.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on January 21, 2023


After Jürgen Klopp in his 1,000. Having played the most boring of all draws as coach against Chelsea, he admitted he was glad his landmark game didn’t end the way it did Arsène Wenger‘s, whose landmark game ended in a 6-0 loss to the Blues.

Klopp’s 1.001. The match was an even more memorable affair, however, as they suffered their second loss to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex in a few weeks and were eliminated from the FA Cup in the fourth round Lewis Dunk and Kaoru Mitoma cancelled Harvey Elliottthe opener.

The Reds will not retain their EFL Cup or FA Cup crowns this season, but Klopp admitted he was proud his side had put in an improved performance at Amex, having previously lost 3-0 against the emerging Seagulls had lost in the league 2 -1 KO defeat.

Liverpool will now focus solely on their Premier League and Champions League exploits for the remainder of the season. Liverpool’s miserable run without a win in three top-flight games sees them sink into mid-table – they currently sit ninth and 10 points adrift of the top four, albeit with a game in hand at Newcastle United and Manchester United.

The failure to bring more than one player into the January transfer window means pessimism is rife at Anfield and a record two wins from their last nine Premier League away games will do little to improve mood – neither will you Run from conceding their last 11 on the road in the major leagues.

Wolves and Liverpool drew 2-2 at Anfield in their opening FA Cup third round game last month but Klopp’s men prevailed 1-0 thanks to a madness from Elliott in the replay and the Reds have each won their last six Premier League games at Molineux.

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Team News

Ibrahima Konate in action for France on December 14, 2022©Reuters

Wolves should be working without their four long-term absentees just this week, eh Chiquinho, Pedro Neto, Boubacar Traore and Sasa Kalajdzic continue their respective rehabilitations.

Therefore, Lopetegui shouldn’t shy away from making a change or two, especially after changing his entire frontline at half-time against Man City Adam Traore, Raul Jimenez and Hwang Hee-chan all last no longer than 45 minutes.

Matheus Cunha can therefore be optimistic about a recall, while other newcomers Pablo Sarabia made his debut off the bench in that loss and will fight alongside him for his full debut Joao Gomeswho previously revealed a desire to play for Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s injury situation continues to deteriorate Ibrahima Konat He is reportedly facing a three-week layoff with a hamstring injury he sustained against Brighton in the FA Cup.

Konate takes a bed next to it in the busy treatment room Virgil van Dijk, Arthur, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Roberto Firmino, while Fabio Carvalho (unspecified) and Nat Phillips (disease) both must be assessed.

Phillips’ exit was reportedly blocked on deadline day following Konate’s injury, which remains to be seen Joel Matip and Joe Gomez Partner for the time being behind, and Darwin Nunez will certainly return to the front of the attack after a short period between substitutes.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting line-up:
Sat; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno; Nunes, Neves, Lemina; Traore, Cunha, Podence

Liverpool possible starting line-up:
Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Thiago, Bajcetic, Elliott; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo

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We say Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool may have beaten Wolves at Molineux in the FA Cup and their recent record there speaks for itself, but Klopp’s injured and struggling squad cannot be regarded as favorites at all for Saturday’s game.

The hosts’ own goal-shy tendencies could make for a relatively uneventful affair, but having given Liverpool run-for-the-money twice already in 2023 we can imagine Lopetegui’s men walking away with a hard-earned point.

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