MATCH REPORT: Wolves saw Rui Patricio carried off on a stretcher following a horrific collision late on as Diogo Jota claimed a 1-0 win for Liverpool on his return to Molineux.
- 2nd Half
- Diogo JotaOxlade-Chamberlain82'
- Willian JoséSilva70'
- 1st Half
- Diogo Jota45'
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Liverpool
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- End of 2nd Half
FT: Wolves 0-1 Liverpool. Patricio was carried off late on following a collision with Coady as Liverpool edged to victory. Jota notched the winner against his former team to move the Reds up to sixth.
Silva has a clear opportunity to level but the ball hits his shoulder and not his head and falls kindly for Alisson.
Salah has a chance to finish it but curls wide from the edge of the box.
Wolves will try to rescue a draw, but you sense their minds may be elsewhere.
Play will now resume with the stoppage time.
- OffRui PatrícioWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnJohn RuddyWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Ruddy comes on as a concussion substitute for Patricio, who is being carried off on a stretcher.
The medical teams are still working with Patricio.
The players continue to keep warm in and around the centre circle.
Nuno looks pensive on the Wolves bench, concern etched on his face. They have already lost Jimenez to this sort of incident this season. The Mexico forward is actually watching this all develop from a seat in the stand too.
Patricio has yet to be moved on to the stretcher.
Seven minutes have been added but Patricio is still receiving treatment, so it'll probably be a lot more.
Coady looks upset as he hovers by Patricio, who is still receiving treatment.
Wolves have some concerned faces now. It's looking like the concussion substitution rule will be brought into play. Ruddy is coming on.
Rui Patricio is down and receiving treatment after Coady collided with him trying prevent the shot from Salah.
GOOOAAAA - NO! Salah races on to the Ox's clever pass and buries it beyond Patricio - but the flag is up. Offside is the right call.
- OffNélson SemedoWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnMorgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Gibbs-White on for Semedo.
As it stands, Liverpool will move up to sixth, five points off fourth-placed Chelsea, Wolves will stay 13th.
- OffDiogo JotaLiverpool
- OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Jota off, Oxlade Chamberlain on.
SAVE! Salah bursts into the right side of the area. It's a narrowing angle but he still forces Patricio into a smart save with a low, angled strike. Liverpool keep the ball alive and Jota sees his fizzing drive kept out by the Wolves keeper.
Silva meets a right-wing cross but plants his header straight at Alisson.
Mane shoots from distance but there's no danger for Patricio. He's hardly had anything to do in this half but he was alert enough there.
It's going to be an anxious finale for Klopp and co. They have barely threatened in this half. How they would love the cushion of a second goal.
- OffRúben NevesWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnLeander DendonckerWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Neves off, Dendoncker on.
TAA hooks a dangerous ball from Saiss clear with Silva lurking just beyond him.
Traore turns Kabak but lashes his 22-yard shot straight at Alisson.
- OffWillian JoséWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnFábio SilvaWolverhampton Wanderers
WOLVES CHANGE: Jose off, Silva on.
Wolves are peppering the Liverpool box with crosses and getting men in their to cause some problems. So far it hasn't dropped for them, but there is still plenty of time left in this one.
- OnNaby KeïtaLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Keita on for Thiago.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnJames MilnerLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Milner on for Wijnaldum.
Traore rampages past Kabak and continues to the byline. He flashes a cross into the six-yard box, but Alisson is there to get a telling hand on the ball.
Mane pulls out of trying to finish off Thiago's header back into the mix after seeing the flag raised for offside. The opening arrived after Wolves failed to completely clear a right-wing free kick.
Willian Jose breaks into space 45 yards out, but plays a poor ball into the right channel for Traore. He never had a hope of getting that. That's been Wolves' problem too many times so far this evening.
Liverpool are playing keep-ball as they try to regain their first-half authority.
STAT: Wolves’ only defeat in their last seven league matches was 4-1 at Manchester City.
Jota has now netted six goals in 12 Premier League appearances this season.
Kabak makes a run to the far post but can't quite get there to meet TAA's deep free kick from the left.
- Yellow cardRomain SaïssWolverhampton Wanderers
Saiss booked for stopping Jota in his tracks.
Salah chests down a pass and wastes little time rifling a shot from 25 yards over the top.
Wolves have been bright in the early exchanges of this half.
CLOSE! Coady is left free at the far post but can only head over from Saiss' lovely cross.
DID YOU KNOW? Liverpool have yet to ship a goal when Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak have started together at centre-back (two matches).
VIDEO: Jota's joy.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Wolves get us back underway.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Wolves 0-1 Liverpool.
- GoalDiogo JotaLiverpool
GOAL! Jota nets the opener at the expense of his old club. Salah and Mane combine brilliantly to tee up Jota to squeeze a shot beyond Patricio at his near post.
Two minutes added.
Neves arrows a shot way wide of goal from the right side of the area after Wolves had caused problems for the visitors down the left.
VIDEO: Mane goes close.
Neves lashes the free kick towards the far corner but Alisson watches it all the way and makes a simple save.
- Yellow cardThiagoLiverpool
Free kick to Wolves 30 yards out. Thiago booked.
Panic stations for Liverpool as Alisson opts to punch Boly's looping header instead of simply catching it. It bounces around that Reds area but they eventually move it clear.
Mane powers a stooping header just wide of target after super link up from Salah and Alexander Arnold on the right. It really was a peach of a cross from the full back.
- Yellow cardRúben NevesWolverhampton Wanderers
Neves booked for tripping the lively Mane.
Neto's been on the periphery for Wolves so far, but there's no doubt he has the quality to really hurt that Liverpool defence if given the chance to run at them.
Wolves switch play quickly and press down the right. Semedo floats a deep cross towards the late run of Willian Jose but Phillips stretches brilliantly to get a vital flick on the ball.
It's been all Liverpool in the last 10 minutes or so. They have had much more urgency to their attacking play but the final ball has lacked quality so far.
DID YOU KNOW? Liverpool are bidding for a fourth league double in a row over Wolves and their ninth successive Premier League win. In the previous eight wins they have scored 19 times and conceded two.
More slick Liverpool play. Alexander Arnold and Salah cut Wolves open on the right, but again the final ball is well dealt with.
Mane shows get strength to spin his man and get to the byline. He drives a low cross towards Salah, but it's well cut out by the hosts.
Mane turns brilliantly but sees his 25-yard shot blocked. Liverpool's attack fizzles out and Traore leads a one-man charge with frightening pace. He beats three but then makes a hash of the easy bit when trying to play Jose into space down the left.
Wolves break at speed. Neto combines with Jose before laying it across to Traore. He has a sight of goal but tries to beat his man and ends up seeing the chance go begging.
Thiago and Wijnaldum combine to send Mane clear. The forward rounds Patricio but goes too wide and can't get an immediate shot away. When he cuts back his attempt is well blocked by the covering defenders.
STAT: Liverpool haven’t scored in eight of their past 13 league games.
The chatter on social is about Wolves' early penalty shout. Strange that the home team didn't really appeal for it.
Great save! Alisson redeems himself with a super stop to keep out Semedo's low drive after Traore had turned into space and fed him on the right.
STAT: Wolves have opened the scoring in just one of their past 18 league matches - and even that was an own goal by Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
CLOSE! Alisson fumbles a routine right-wing cross and then collides with Semedo. Nothing doing for the hosts but that was very nervy from the Liverpool custodian.
Head to head in the league at Wolves: Liverpool 18 wins, 10 draws, Wolves 21 wins. /// Overall: Liverpool 52 wins, 17 draws, Wolves 30 wins
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Liverpool get the 100th league meeting between these two sides up and running.
Will tonight be the night for Adama Traore? The 25-year-old Spaniard has gone 46 Premier League appearances without a goal.
Warm up done. Time for a 10-minute warning. Wolves v Liverpool is nearly upon us.
Xherdan Shaqiri, who is on the bench for the visitors tonight: “Obviously Wolves have a very good team for many years now, they made a lot of good investment and bought very good players, experienced players and talented players. They are in a very good way to be going up and up. It’s going to be a tough game, we need a very good performance on the day to grab some points there.”
Pedro Neto on Liverpool’s weakened defence: “I have to be honest, I would rather play against van Dijk or Matip because I like to test myself against the best so I can improve my game. The best thing we can do in football to learn, is to play with the best. I came to this league to play with the best and to play against the best, and to show that I can do my job and play my game whoever is on the pitch.”
Joao Moutinho: “The last few years it hasn’t been possible, this season it hasn’t been possible too, but we’re going to try to win something for Wolves because the fans, the club and we as players deserve something because of how we work, so we’re going to try. I might take one, two, three or four years – I don’t know if I’ll still be here then, but I’m going to support it.”
Nuno Espírito Santo on coming up against Diogo Jota: “He is on his way. He went to a fantastic club, now he is healthy again, playing again, smiling. I wish him all the best. If I see him before the game, I will hug him strong and at the end I will hug him no matter what happens as I have a big admiration for him.”
Meanwhile, Klopp’s agent Marc Kosicke insists Liverpool’s boss is not interested in leaving Anfield before his contract ends in 2024. “He's not finished with his work in Liverpool,” Kosicke told German publication Sport1. “There is no back door open because Jurgen still has a three-year contract with the Reds. He made this very clear so that there would be no room for speculation.”
I wrote an opinion piece talking about Klopp's legacy and unfinished business when news broke about Joachim Low last week. Check it out if you haven't already.
A sub plot tonight sees the Molineux return of Diogo Jota. Will he come back to haunt his old team? The Portugal international scored 33 goals in 111 league appearances for Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool being outsiders to win another Champions League title: “Yeah, it would be a dream. So, why not? But we are not in the situation.... Being ready for Wolves is actually the only concern I have in the moment, the only thing I’m really busy with. And using the positives from the last game, yes, that would be very helpful.”
Wolves make just the one change from the stalemate with Aston Villa. Willy Boly replaces Leander Dendoncker. Liverpool are unchanged from the 2-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.
CONFIRMED TEAMS – WOLVES: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Neto, Jose, Traore... Subs: Ruddy, However, Silva, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Dendoncker, Kilman, Marques./// LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Thiago, Mane, Jota, Salah... Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, R Williams, N Williams.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of Wolves against Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s champions have lost six of their last seven Premier League matches but can move back into the top six with a much-needed victory at Molineux. Wolves haven’t won in three but have generally improved of late and will be eager to keep climbing the table by adding to the Reds’ woes. Kick off 20.00 GMT.