Free-scoring Liverpool travel to Wolves on Saturday afternoon. Who will feature and what will be the score at the final whistle in this sensational Premier League encounter?
Facing a real test of their defensive credentials, Wolverhampton Wanderers lock horns with Liverpool at Molineux, in Saturday afternoon’s English Premier League (EPL) battle.
Wolves played out a 0-0 stalemate with Burnley in midweek, whereas the Reds swept Everton aside 4-1 in the Merseyside derby.
Going into this encounter, Jürgen Klopp’s outfit currently sit in 3rd place in the EPL table on 31 points. Meanwhile, Wolves occupy 8th position, with 21.
Bruno Lage’s outfit will be buoyed by the return of Rúben Neves from suspension for Saturday’s game, but it is not yet known if Daniel Podence will recover from COVID-19 in time to play.
The Wolves’ treatment tables remain well-occupied with Pedro Neto, Willy Boly, Jonny, Hugo Bueno, and Yerson Mosquera all out, while Fernando Marçal has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Leander Dendoncker could make way for the returning Neves, and Lage could decide to keep Franciso Trincão in reserve in order to maximise Adama Traoré’s explosive potential against Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson.
For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino, Harvey Elliott, and Curtis Jones will be sidelined for a little while longer, and Klopp may resist the urge to rotate as his side face a Champions League clash with AC Milan in midweek.
Thiago Alcantara has played a lot of football recently, despite being injury-prone, so either James Milner or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could provide fresh legs in the middle of the park.
Tired legs may affect both sides, but we still expect the ruthless Reds to continue their winning streak against Wolves. Our prediction is 3-0 to Liverpool.