Premier League • Day 38
  • 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • WijnaldumOxlade-Chamberlain
    88'
  • RobertsonGomez
    84'
  • CastroVinagre
    84'
  • MoutinhoGibbs-White
    84'
  • Mané
    81'
  • DohertyTraoré
    80'
  • OrigiMilner
    63'
  • Jota
    50'
  • Bennett
    49'
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Mané
    17'
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Liverpool - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Premier League - 12 May 2019

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Graham Ruthven
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Liverpool's wait for a first Premier League title, and their first league title since 1990, goes on. What a season the Anfield side have had, collecting 97 points, but it wasn't enough to get the better of Man City. At least Klopp and his players have the Champions League final to look forward to next month. Nonetheless, disappointment is understandable.

  • End of 2nd Half
92'

FULL TIME: Liverpool 2-0 Wolves

91' 

There will be a lot of reflection from a Liverpool perspective after this game. It's difficult to pinpoint what they did wrong in a season where they finished with a sensational 97 points.

90'

Just two minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match. At the end of the season.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolA standing ovation for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who comes on for the final few minutes after a nightmare year with injuries.
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    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
89'

A standing ovation for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who comes on for the final few minutes after a nightmare year with injuries.

88' 

Salah gets the shot away! The Egyptian winger is trying everything to find the goal that would put him back in Golden Boot contention. Salah takes the shot from 20 yards out, but it's tame.

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86' 

The challenge for Liverpool will be to match the achievements of this season next season. City likely won't get any worse, so Klopp and his players have to keep this up after the summer.

  • Joe Gomez
    OffAndrew RobertsonLiverpoolRobertson comes off for a rest. Gomes comes on. It was a surprise that Robertson even started.
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  • Joe Gomez
    OnJoe GomezLiverpool
85'

Robertson comes off for a rest. Gomes comes on. It was a surprise that Robertson even started.

  • Rúben Vinagre
    OffJonny CastroWolverhampton WanderersA second change for Wolves and Vinagre comes on for the final few minutes.
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  • Rúben Vinagre
    OnRúben VinagreWolverhampton Wanderers
84'

A second change for Wolves and Vinagre comes on for the final few minutes.

83' 
82'

Off the top of the bar! Inches away from being a third goal for Liverpool! Alexander-Arnold's cross from deep found Van Dijk up from the back at the back post, but his looping header hits the woodwork!

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 2 (81 mins - Sadio Mane) Wolves 0. Liverpool get their second of the afternoon and it's Mane again! The cross from Alexander-Arnold was a beauty, it just evaded the top of Salah's head and Mane was on hand to turn it into the back of the net with a diving header! What a season he has had!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 2 (81 mins - Sadio Mane) Wolves 0. Liverpool get their second of the afternoon and it's Mane again! The cross from Alexander-Arnold was a beauty, it just evaded the top of Salah's head and Mane was on hand to turn it into the back of the net with a diving header! What a season he has had!

80' 

Of course, Liverpool still have a Champions League final against Spurs to look forward to. That will keep them buoyant. Can you imagine the depression had they lost to Barca?

  • Adama Traoré
    OffMatt DohertyWolverhampton WanderersA change for Wolves and Traore will get the final 10 minutes of this match.
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    OnAdama TraoréWolverhampton Wanderers
79'

A change for Wolves and Traore will get the final 10 minutes of this match.

78' 

Liverpool's performance has been a little flat in this second half. Wolves have created a few opportunities and maybe should have pulled level. Klopp looks resigned on the touchline.

77' 

In any other season, Liverpool would have been champions with a tally of 97 points. But they have come up against a Manchester City machine. What more can you do? They've had almost the perfect season.

76' 

It feels a bit flat around Anfield right now as the home fans digest the disappointment of not winning the league, but there will surely be a huge reception for these players at full time.

75' 

'Raheem Sterling, he's top of the league' is ringing out from the away end at Anfield. The Wolves supporters have certainly taken their chance to revel in Liverpool's misery today.

74' 

This is 100% on Salah's mind.

73' 

More news from Brighton... that is surely the title wrapped up now. Man City have scored a fourth goal through Gundogan and they will be champions again barring a miracle.

72' 

The angle was very tight! Robertson looked for the run of Wijnaldum at the back post, but the angle was too tight for the Dutch midfielder and he sends his flicked over the target.

71'

Another big Jota chance! That's a couple of really great opportunities that the Wolves man has spurned. This time, he heads a cross straight at Alisson when he should have beaten him.

70' 

It's starting to feel like this won't be Liverpool's day. That their astonishing tally of 97 points won't be enough for them to be Premier League champions. Some resigned looks around Anfield.

69' 

Origi might have done better with this...

68' 

Exceptional save! What a stop that is from Alisson. Jota was played through, the angle was tight but still good enough to get a low show away. The Liverpool goalkeeper came out to save, though.

67' 

Word has filtered around Anfield that City have given themselves a two-goal lead at Brighton and they are responding by cranking up the atmosphere. It's loud at the famous, old ground.

66' 

Good chance for an equaliser! Jimenez might have done better with that opportunity. The cross from Doherty was a good one, but the Mexican striker scuffs his effort well wide.

65' 

News from Brighton... it's a third goal for Man City! Mahrez has given the defending champions a two-goal cushion with a stunning strike. Is that the title race done and dusted?

  • James Milner
    OffDivock OrigiLiverpoolThere's the change and Origi comes off to be replaced by Milner.
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    OnJames MilnerLiverpool
64'

There's the change and Origi comes off to be replaced by Milner.

63'

Golden opportunity! That should have been a second goal for Liverpool! Mane's pass somehow made its way through to Origi, but from 10 yards out he puts his half-volley on the spin over the bar!

62' 

Watching both games, City and Liverpool have fallen into a similar pattern here. Neither team really pressing the issue, which is setting things up for a very, very nervous finish.

61' 

It looks like Klopp might be about to make a change. Milner has been summoned from the bench. That's probably a wise move. Liverpool could really use some of his energy right now.

60' 

Jimenez was greedy! The Mexican striker should have done much better with that chance. He lashes a lazy shot wide of the near post when he should have played it into the middle or gone across goal.

59' 

As I said earlier, Liverpool can't afford to take Wolves lightly. They are a team who have made a habit of taking points off the top six in the Premier League this season. They have quality.

58' 

Could it be that Liverpool's exerts against Barcelona in the Champions League during the week are starting to take a toll? The home side have fallen pretty flat in this second half.

57' 

PICTURE: Mane has been a threat for Liverpool.

Sadio Mané für den FC Liverpool gegen Wolverhampton Wanderers
56' 

In less significant news... Aubameyang has scored for Arsenal away to Burnley. Salah is still in the hunt for the Premier League Golden Boot, along with Aguero, who has also scored today.

55' 

Wolves are looking threatening in this second half. They are cranking things up on Liverpool. The home crowd is definitely edgy and that might be transmitting to the players on the pitch.

54' 

Jonny shot... blocked! The cross was made from the byline on the right side, the ball made its way all the way through to Jonny, but his powerful strike was blocked by Alexander-Arnold!

53' 

Jota implies that he was hit in the face by an arm. Matip and the Wolves man clashed for a ball, but there didn't seem to be much in that and the referee takes no action against the Liverpool defender.

52' 

That was a chance! Doherty squares the ball into the middle for Dendoncker, but he wasn't on his toes and Henderson gets back to make the clearance from inside his own box.

51' 

Wolves have played a decent game on the whole, but Nuno will surely want to see more from his team on the counter attack in this second half. They haven't really created much.

  • Diogo Jota
    Yellow cardDiogo JotaWolverhampton WanderersWhat is it they say about London buses? Jota follows Bennett into the box just seconds later.
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What is it they say about London buses? Jota follows Bennett into the box just seconds later.

  • Ryan Bennett
    Yellow cardRyan BennettWolverhampton WanderersThere's the first yellow card of the match and it's shown to Bennett for stopping Mane on the counter attack.
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49'

There's the first yellow card of the match and it's shown to Bennett for stopping Mane on the counter attack.

48' 

PICTURE: Wolves are holding their own for the moment.

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47' 

Into the side netting! That was a cheeky effort from Alexander-Arnold. He attempted to catch out Patricio at his near post with the freekick 20 yards out, but it only finds the side netting.

46' 

Klopp will want more from his Liverpool team in this second period. He looked frustrated with what he was seeing towards the end of the first half, when Wolves threatened an equaliser.

  • 2nd Half
45'

The second half is under way! Liverpool are 1-0 up against Wolves in this final day of the Premier League season.

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What did you make of the first half? Should Klopp be concerned by how Wolves have been allowed back into the game? Do Liverpool still have hope in this epic title race? Tweet me!

  • End of 1st Half
46'

HALF TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Wolves. Mane's goal is the diferrence between the two teams at the break, but there's a whole lot more going on. City are still ahead at Brighton and so they are still top.

45'

Just one minute of stoppage time to be played at the end of the first half.

44'

Off the crossbar! Inches away from being an equaliser for Wolves! Doherty made the untracked run down the right side, he was picked out, but his side-footed effort comes of the top of the crossbar!

44' 

Is there more drama to come in the second half? Can you take any more after an absorbing 45 minutes at both Anfield and the AMEX, in which the title race has swung back and forth?

43' 

Salah believes that he was fouled right on the edge of the Wolves penalty area, but Atkinson was on the scene and decided that the Liverpool winger went down a little too easily.

42' 
41' 

It has also been a peculiar first half performance from Liverpool. They looked relaxed after scoring the opener, but some nerves have crept into their game. Klopp isn't happy on the touchline.

40' 

What a crazy first half this has been at Anfield in terms of atmosphere. It's now quite flat as word filters through that Man City have come from behind and are now leading at Brighton.

39' 

A MAN CITY GOAL! Could that be the decisive moment in this final day of the Premier League season? Laporte has scored from a corner kick and Man City are ahead against Brighton.

38' 
37' 

Jimenez cuts it back! That was a real opportunity for Wolves! Jimenez got down the left side, he had time and space to pick out someone in the middle, but somehow evaded everyone with his cut back!

36' 

Liverpool just need to be careful here. Wolves are enjoying their best spell of the match and there have been a few poor passes from the home side in the past few minutes. A little edgy.

35' 

Bony got the flick on from a long throw into the Liverpool box, he actually beat Van Dijk in the aerial duel, but Jimenez couldn't do anything with it eight yards out from goal.

34' 

This was the strike from Robertson...

33' 

Salah... over! That sat up nicely for the Liverpool number 11! A corner kick was partially cleared to the edge of the penalty area, it fell for Salah, but he got over the ball and sliced it over on the full volley.

32' 

Liverpool are playing a slightly more direct game with Origi, rather than Firmino, leading the line. They are playing more crosses into the box than they usually would. That has to be deliberate.

31' 

Back to the game at Anfield... Liverpool are still on top, but they have taken their foot off the gas since that Mane opener. Wolves are looking a bit more comfortable, but not creating much.

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29' 

What a mad couple of minutes in this utterly absorbing Premier League title race. There's a strange atmosphere at Anfield now. It's almost as if everyone is preoccupied by the other game!

28' 

A MAN CITY GOAL! An instant response from the defending champions! It's Aguero who has restored parity at the AMEX Stadium. That didn't last long, but Liverpool are still in control of the title race.

 
Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring a goal
27' 

That was a bizarre moment! First, there was a ripple around Anfield that Brighton had scored... but they hadn't! Then just a couple minutes later Brighton did score! What a strange, strange moment!

26' 

A BRIGHTON GOAL! Anfield is celebrating! Word has filtered through that Brighton have scored against Man City! It's Murray with a header from a corner kick! Anfield can barely believe it.

25' 

Robertson from distance! The Liverpool left back lined up the effort from about 25 yards out, but Patricio beat it away from danger. What a goal that would have been from Robertson. Great strike.

24' 

Mane has had such an incredible season. He has scored 25 goals over the course of the campaign and so many of those goals have been crucial. Excellent finish to open the scoring here.

23' 

ICYMI - here is Mane's opener for Liverpool.

22' 

That goal brings good omens for Liverpool. They haven't lost a Premier League game when they have scored the opening goal since April 2017. They don't let leads slip very often.

21' 

What an atmosphere it is at Anfield. They are pushing their team forward to get more. Liverpool have broke Wolves down after a stubborn start and look like they could make this emphatic.

20' 

Salah shot blocked! The Egyptian drives his way into the Wolves box, but he was eventually crowded out. I think it might have been Bennett who made the block to stop Salah's shot getting through.

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18' 

Well, well, well... full steam ahead for drama. If the Premier League season was to end right now, Liverpool would be champions as the score is still level between Brighton and Man City.

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 1 (17 mins - Sadio Mane) Wolves 0. Liverpool have the breakthrough that they were desperate for! Alexander-Arnold made the run down the right side and played a low cross into the box. Mane pulled back from his marker and finished first time into the back of the net! As things stand, Liverpool are top!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 1 (17 mins - Sadio Mane) Wolves 0. Liverpool have the breakthrough that they were desperate for! Alexander-Arnold made the run down the right side and played a low cross into the box. Mane pulled back from his marker and finished first time into the back of the net! As things stand, Liverpool are top!

17' 

Chance to play Mane through! That was a real opportunity for Liverpool to open up Wolves. Mane made a run in behind, but Origi's pass was cut out by Bennett before it could reach him.

16' 

There's certainly no sign of panic from the Liverpool players this early in the match, but they do seem a little unsettled by this Wolves game plan. Not a lot of movement happening.

 
Joao Moutinho of Wolverhampton Wanderers turns with the ball under pressure from Fabinho of Liverpool
15' 

Still no goals at the AMEX... the good news for Liverpool is that Brighton are still holding Man City. The home side have even had a good chance of their own, but City are generally on top.

14' 

While there have been very few scoring opportunities, this has been an interesting start to the match at Anfield. Wolves are forcing Liverpool to sling crosses into the box, which isn't really their game.

13' 

Just in case you needed an update...

12' 

That was a chance for Liverpool to get a freekick into the Wolves box. However, the delivery from Alexander-Arnold didn't clear the first man and the opportunity disappears for the Reds.

11' 

We all know that Wolves are a handy footballing side. They can pass a ball. However, they are sitting deep in the opening exchanges of this match. They are inviting pressure on top of themselves.

10' 

PICTURE: This was the scene before kick off as the Liverpool fans welcomed the team bus.

The Liverpool team coach arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers
9' 

A few moments ago, Henderson worked his way into the Wolves penalty area and teased a cross to the back post looking for Mane. But there was too much on the delivery and it floated over the head of everyone.

8' 
7' 

Of course, Wolves have made a habit of claiming results against the top six in the Premier League this season, so Liverpool certainly can't afford to take them lightly this afternoon.

6' 

Origi gets the shot away! Patricio is called upon for the first time in the game. Origi spun Coady and got the effort away, but the angle was a tight one and the Wolves goalkeeper makes the simple save at his near post.

5' 

Indeed, Liverpool have taken a grip of the game early on. Much of that is down to the fact that Wolves are quite happy to stand off the hosts for the time being. All Liverpool right now.

4' 

What a reception before kick off!

3' 

We will bring you some updates from the AMEX Stadium throughout the afternoon, but of course, we will be focussing on what is happening at Anfield. Liverpool have started on top.

2' 

The scenario is a simple one for Liverpool - if Man City drop points away to Brighton, then a win will see them become Premier League champions for the first time. Talk about it all being on the line!

  • 1st Half
1'

The match is under way! It's Liverpool against Wolves in the final game of the 2018/19 Premier League season!

14:59 
14:59 

Okay, here we go. About to get started at Anfield on this final weekend of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Kick off is just moments away.

16:58 

What a noise at Anfield! This famous, old stadium is renowned for its atmosphere, but if Liverpool pull this off today the roof will come off this place. The two teams are out on the pitch.

16:57 
14:56 

Not long until kick off at Anfield (and at the AMEX Stadium). Not long until we find out who will be 2018/19 Premier League champions.

14:55 

The atmosphere is building at Anfield. This is a crowd that still believes that Liverpool can do it. How can you blame them after what they witnessed in the Champions League on Tuesday night?

14:50 
14:40 

Origi has come up with big goals in recent games against Newcastle United and Barcelona. The Belgian has come up big for Liverpool with Firmino out injured. Can he do it again this afternoon?

14:35 

I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the game. Will this be Liverpool's day? Have we all underestimated what Wolves can do? They have, after all, had a great season. Tweet me your thoughts!

14:30 
14:25 

Liverpool have already pulled off one astonishing comeback this week, overcoming a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League. Might that be an omen for what will happen this afternoon?

14:20 

Well, this will get you hyped.

14:15 

WOLVES TEAM NEWS - Patricio, Coady, Jonny, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Jota, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neves, Jimenez.

Well, nobody can accuse Nuno of giving Liverpool an easy ride in this final game of the season because the Wolves boss has picked a full strength team. Jota and Jimenez will be the danger men. They're in good form.

14:10 

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS - Alisson, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Origi, Salah, Mane.

Robertson has recovered from the injury he picked up in the Champions League win over Barcelona. However, as Klopp warned, there is no point for Firmino and that means Origi starts for the Reds.

14:05 

Quick recap... so Liverpool come into this final game of the season just one point behind Manchester City, who are away to Brighton. If City drop points and Liverpool win, well, in that case there will be tears at Anfield. That's how tight it is.

14:00 

Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Wolves. We'll bring you all the action from Anfield as the 2018/19 Premier League season winds up. Will Liverpool be champions? Kick off is at 3pm.