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Wolves vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Tactics & Key Stats

High-flying Liverpool take a trip to the Molineux Stadium to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in round 15 of the Premier League on Saturday.

The Reds have been in scintillating form in recent weeks. Since falling to a 3-2 defeat at West Ham before the November international break, Jurgen Klopp’s side have won four on the bounce in all competitions – during in which time they’ve put four past Arsenal, Southampton and Everton.

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By contrast, their hosts on Saturday seem to have forgotten where the goal is, having gone two matches without scoring. Goal-less draws against Norwich and Burnley have followed five wins, one draw and one defeat in the last seven league outings, however – there’s a reason Bruno Lage’s side are placed an impressive sixth in the table heading into the next round of games.

Wolves Team News

Ruben Neves served his suspension in the hosts’ 0-0 draw with Burnley last time out, so will come back into the side for this one.

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Daniel Podence was still in isolation for Wolves’ last outing, although Lage insists he is hopeful of his forward’s return to the squad soon. Meanwhile, the 45-year-old will certainly have to make do without long-term absentees Willy Boly, Jonny and Pedro Neto

Liverpool Team News

Klopp doesn’t seem to have any fresh injury concerns heading into Saturday’s clash – although that’s not to say he doesn’t have any at all.

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Liverpool must once more make do without Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino, which will of course result in a similar lineup that has been so dominant of late.

Wolves vs Liverpool head to head record

Courtesy of Wolves’ own glory days in the mid-20th century, the record between these two clubs doesn’t read as one-sidedly as you may expect. Liverpool have come out on top 55 times in their 108 meetings, with Wolves winning 36, and 17 draws.

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Saturday’s hosts’ period of domination in the fixture came in the 1930s and 1950s, however. Recent years have favoured the Reds much more. Apart from two 2-1 FA Cup defeats in the January 2017 and 2019, Liverpool have won every encounter since the beginning of 2011.

Klopp’s men are currently on a run of five consecutive victories against Saturday’s opposition with an aggregate scoreline of 10-1, most recently earning a 1-0 win at Molineux back in March.

 

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