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Liverpool-Wolves: Team news, what Klopp should do, and fact of the match 



Liverpool-Wolves: Team news, what Klopp should do, and fact of the match

Liverpool and Wolves meet for the fourth time this year as the two faltering sides renew their rivalry live on talkSPORT 2.

The two underperforming sides are perfectly set for a win, a draw and a defeat in their three meetings in two FA Cup games and the reverse Premier League fixture this month.

Liverpool went within one point of a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace just days after being beaten 5-2 at home by Real Madrid.
The Reds are now nine points off the top four and were shredded by Wolves 3-0 when they met at Molineux.

Last time out Julen Lopetegui’s men had to settle for their own draw at Fulham and are just three points clear of the relegation zone. Liverpool vs Wolves: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League match takes place on Wednesday, March 1.

Geoff Peters will present exclusive TalkSPORT 2 coverage of the match, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm at Anfield.
Comments will then come from Joe Shennan and former Leeds Women striker Lucy Ward.

Liverpool vs Wolves is not available to watch on UK TV, so the only place you can catch all the action for free is on the talkSPORT network. will also host a live blog.

Liverpool vs Wolves: Team news

Darwin Nunez didn’t travel to Crystal Palace with the Reds squad due to a shoulder problem but could return here.

The hosts have a host of other injury issues, with Thiago, Calvin Ramsay, Luis Diaz and Joe Gomez all sidelined, but Ibrahima Konate has returned to training.

Wolves are sweating Matheus Cunha’s fitness after his withdrawal with an ankle problem in the 1-1 draw with Fulham.
Hwang Hee-chan, Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho all remain in the treatment room, although Boubacar Traore is set to return.

Liverpool vs Wolves: what was said?

Scott Minto told talkSPORT: “First of all, Jurgen Klopp needs to look in the mirror and see if he can walk again. I sincerely believe he can and he has earned the right to do so. with what he did. It’s a bad season.

“He has to rebuild like Sir Alex Ferguson did [at Manchester United]. He should go to the council and say, “How much money do I have?”

“It’s perfectly fine to say that Liverpool need two midfielders: how much will Jude Bellingham cost? How much will Declan Rice cost, or someone like that?

“If you’re going to get another central defender or someone else, how much money can they play for? Because no matter how many times we say it, we’re playing Football Manager here. How much money does he have? Does he have to sell players before he can buy them?

“For Liverpool to be there, I’d like to see a Jude Bellingham go there. I think the fit would be perfect. He’s exactly the type of player they need.

“Trent, I’m sorry, it’s not vain to say that he’s not very good at defense. I would be interested to know whether or not he got away with a little problem tonight, or whether putting James Milner right behind when you chase a game was a tactical thing.”

Liverpool vs Wolves: Facts of the match

Since his Premier League debut on January 22, Pablo Sarabia has created more chances (7), made more shots on target (3) and made more passes inside the box (29) than any other Wolves player . He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw at Fulham last time out.

Mohamed Salah – who has scored in his last two league games at home to Wolves – has scored 126 Premier League goals for Liverpool and is just two goals level with Robbie Fowler (128) and becomes the best goalscorer for the Reds in the competition.
Craig Dawson (on his club debut) and Rúben Neves scored for Wolves in their second leg win over Liverpool. The last Wolves player to score home and away goals against the Reds in the same season was John Richards in 1972-73.

Liverpool are the only team to concede a goal off the beaten path in the Premier League this season; Last season, the Reds conceded a league record with 27% goals from distance (7/26).

In their first 15 Premier League games this season, Wolves have averaged 0.5 goals per game, 1.6 goals conceded per game and 0.7 points per game. In their nine games under Julen Lopetegui, they averaged 1.1 goals, conceded 1 and 1.6 points.

Liverpool have kept three consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time this season, most recently between February and April 2022 (5). The Reds have managed just five shots on target in those three games, including four against Newcastle. Liverpool have failed to score in four of their last six league games, having only managed to score in three of their previous 65. In fact, they haven’t scored in four league games so far in 2023, twice as many as in 2022.

Wolves have scored as many goals in their 11 previous league games combined in their 3-0 win over Liverpool last month. Yet since a 4-2 defeat in September 1972 they have not scored more than once in their last 17 league games at Anfield (5 goals in total).

Wolves’ 3-0 second leg victory ended an 11-game defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. They are looking to complete the league double over the Reds for the first time since 1950-51.

Liverpool have won 18 of their last 20 home games against Wolves, not including 1-0 defeats in January 1984 and December 2010.