Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Arnold Nichols
December 22, 2018

Liverpool came into the match atop the Premier League and were ahead before the 20-minute mark when Salah deftly redirected a Fabinho cutback past Rui Patricio with the outside of his left foot.

City can reduce the gap back to a point with a win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but Jurgen Klopp's unbeaten side will now enjoy their Christmas dinner perched in first place. We did that for the first half an hour and the second half, but the last 15 minutes of the first half was like we had a little break - and then immediately, they fired the ball from half-right to far left and then you have to run like insane.

Wolves nearly produced an immediate response to drag themselves back into the game when a mini-goalmouth scramble ended with the ball falling to Saiss, but his snapshot was straight at Alisson. They have a very good pace and caused us many problems but we stayed in the game.

Liverpool had numerous chances to double their lead through Salah and Sadio Mane but the Egyptian turned provider to settle the game. The boys were really focused on that tonight, so it was a good game, a deserved win at a hard place.

In midfield, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita will form a well-rounded unit, with Liverpool potentially lining up in either a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation. You saw the shots had about 50 per cent power. "I had a bit of a cold, so I wasn't 100 percent". They hide in smart spaces and if you lose one ball, wow, then you have really to use your motorbike in the best way, especially when Adama is playing. Winning here is a big step for us.

"We arrived at the box and there was a lack of composure", said Nuno. "We know we are good and are in a good moment but we have to respect the others are good so we can't start a party for the summer now". "There were a couple of moments when they were risky, but we did well".

Dejan as well, playing after he had not a flawless pre-season and all that stuff, but now having game after game and that's all good. We won, deserved, and Virg played a proper part in that.

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