Wolves vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 4 December 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium.
When Liverpool takes on Wolves at the Molineux on Saturday, they will be hoping to maintain up with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.
This weekend, the 2021/22 Premier League season starts, with Gameweek 15 of the championship beginning on Saturday.
The action kicks off with a London Derby between West Ham United and Chelsea, with Liverpool hitting the field following that to face Wolves at the Molineux.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the Premier League so far this season, winning only six of their 14 games.
It’s also been marked by a lack of production in the final third, with Wolves scoring only 12 goals in their first 14 games.
This has been most evident in their current three-game unbeaten streak, during which they have only scored once.
Despite this, Bruno Lage and his teammates are in eighth place, only three points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
Liverpool, on the other side, has been one of Europe’s most tough teams to beat this season.
So far, the Reds have only lost one game in all competitions, and that loss came against West Ham United last month.
However, with Jurgen Klopp’s side scoring goals for joy, the blueprint for their relentless displays has been plain evident, and they now sit third in the Premier League, just two points behind Chelsea.
Liverpool won 1-0 in the comparable fixture last season, with former Wolves forward Diogo Jota scoring the game’s only goal.
The Hard Tackle looks ahead to the latest match between the two sides.
Wolves vs Liverpool Head to head :
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-1 win for the Reds.
- They are on a five-fixture winning streak.
- They had won nine of the past eleven clashes.
- At this venue, the guests had won five of the preceding six meetings.
Wolves vs Liverpool Prediction :
Wolves can make things difficult for Liverpool, particularly if they can keep their defensive structure.
Liverpool, on the other hand, can and do find a way through even the most resolute defenses, courtesy to Mohamed Salah’s searing pace and Sadio Mane’s deception.
So, while Wolves will most likely delay their visitors early on, Liverpool will eventually break clear and secure another victory.
Alisson Becker, on the other hand, should have minimal trouble.
As a result, The Hard Tackle predicts a 2-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with goals from Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jots.
Wolves vs Liverpool Team news :
The return of Ruben Neves from suspension for Saturday’s encounter will give Wolves a lift, but it’s unclear whether Daniel Podence can recover from coronavirus in time to play.
Willy Boly, Jonny, Hugo Bueno, Yerson Mosquera, and Pedro Neto are all out of contention, and Fernando Marcal is also COVID-19 positive, so the home treatment room is still full.
Leander Dendoncker may be dropped to make place for Neves’ return, while Lage may choose to retain Francisco Trincao on the bench to maximize Traore’s explosive potential against Andy Robertson.
Naby Keita and Joe Gomez are both expected to return to training next week after injuries, but this game will be too soon for them.
The likes of Roberto Firmino, Harvey Elliott, and Curtis Jones will be out for a little longer, and Klopp may resist the impulse to rotate considering that his side faces AC Milan in the Champions League in midweek.
Thiago Alcantara, who is prone to injury, has recently played a lot of football, so either James Milner or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might provide some fresh legs in the engine room.
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Traore, Jimenez, Hwang
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane