Liverpool returns to action on Wednesday, as they play one of their two games in hand in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s side will desperately need maximum points to keep their feint hopes of a Champions League finish alive, while Wolves need a victory of move clear of the bottom three.
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Liverpool finally looked back on track after recording back-to-back victories against Everton and Newcastle. However, they were extremely disappointing in their bid to register a third straight win, as they couldn’t find a way through against Crystal Palace. That 0-0 stalemate leaves the Reds nine points off the top four, but they could close to within three of Tottenham Hotspur with victories in both of their games in hand.
Liverpool was extremely underwhelming in that stalemate, as they appeared to lack quality in the final third of the field to seize advantage. The closest that they came was through Mohamed Salah, who struck the cross-bar, before Cody Gakpo missed a one-on-one after being put through by the Egyptian.
The pressure will be back on Wolves this week, as they remain just three points clear of the bottom three places in the Premier League standings. They have now gone two without a victory in the league, but positives would have been taken from their battling performance against Fulham on the road last week.
Wolves took the lead through Pablo Sarabia in that match in London, but they allowed Fulham to equalise in the final half an hour. The Midlands side is also likely to come into this fixture in good confidence, as they picked up a 3-0 win over Liverpool last month. However, they scored as many goals in that victory as they had in their previous eleven clashes against the Reds combined.
Liverpool vs Wolves Head to Head
Liverpool has picked up 18 wins from their previous 20 matches against Wolves at Anfield. Their only defeats in that time were suffered in 1984 and 2010. The 3-0 win recorded by Wolves last month ended an 11-game losing run against the Reds in the Premier League.
Liverpool vs Wolves Prediction
This will be a huge fixture for Liverpool in their quest for a Champions League finish this term. It isn’t likely to be the most entertaining of performances, but we fully expect the Reds to pick up a 2-0 win against Wolves.
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