Liverpool vs Wolves: Match preview, Betting tips and Predictions - It’s the Diogo Jota derby
|Andy Robertson crosses against Brighton's Ben White in their 1-1 draw last weekend. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Liverpool vs Wolves
Diogo Jota will step to the pitch on Sunday, in red as a Kop to face the team that introduced him to the premier league and it would be seen how that pans out.
Liverpool are beginning to find their rhythm, players are recovering from injuries and champions league round of 16 is assured, happy smiles gradually returning to the face of Jurgen Klopp but did they really miss their notable absentees?
Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday that Trent Alexander Arnold and Naby Keita will be available for selection on Sunday having trained with the group after recovering from their respective injuries but with Neco Williams and Curtis Jones, Liverpool really didn’t miss the senior players.
They did drop points at Brighton last weekend, the VAR will have lots to answer from Klopp but they will move on to greater things.
With Manchester City appearing to be finding their groove and Spurs firing on all cylinders, Liverpool will do well to avoid unnecessary slip-ups at this stage.
Wolves went to Arsenal and picked maximum points, although the result came at a price with Raul Jimenez needing surgery on a fractured skull but news from the Molineaux says the Mexican striker had a successful procedure and is doing fine but would be given time to recover.
Liverpool beat Ajax with a much-rotated squad in midweek and Jurgen Klopp ranked the victory as one of his best in the Liverpool dugout.
The momentum can help with Wolves set to choke the midfield and try to hit the reigning champions on the break.
Liverpool’s front three is expected to return but there will still be a place for Diogo Jota in the team, the Portuguese has hit the ground running and it was reported that his market valued has doubled since joining the Anfield outfit.
In the absence of Jimenez, Fabio Silva will go upfront with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence, but Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves will return in midfield.
Liverpool sweat on the fitness of Andy Robertson but they should be fine regardless.
Nuno Espirito Santo has lauded his former player, Jota and expressed his satisfaction at how the former Wolves player has evolved and adapted at Anfield, he will be the ex-factor on Sunday.