|Mohammed Salah will need good company should Wolves seek points at the Molineux on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Wolves vs LiverpoolMolineux Stadium4:00pm
Liverpool are very much on top of their game at the moment and can beat anyone on this form, their big Merseyside derby win maintained their recent spark and Wolves will do more than just defend to have a chance against them.
Wolves on their own have turned things around and now sit
just three points off the top four, that’s a little above their weights to be
honest but take absolutely nothing away from their impressive defensive
Going up against Liverpool at this kind of time can be
worrying, the Kops are on a run where they score at least three in a game and
their only loss this season can now be seen as a blip which they have now
successfully banished with their free-scoring run.
Wolves’ rise on the table after their difficult start was
predicated on their strong defense, they haven’t lost many but there are
goalless draws here and there, leaving every member of their defensive unit,
including goalkeeper Jose Sa as good fantasy premier league bargains.
Truth be told, you’d need extra two men to defend against
Liverpool on their days, Mohammed Salah is arguably the best player in the
world right now and you just can’t predict what he would do, he does what he
Wolves will face their own former player Diogo Jota who
returns to the Molineux where he made his first mark in England in the continued
absence of Firminho, although he hasn’t been scoring as always, Sadio Mane is
another player to frustrate the hosts on Saturday.
How can Wolves trouble Liverpool? Raul Jimenez can be a handful
upfront as well as Adama Traore, the hosts are expected to set up defensively
and then attempt to hit the Kops on the break, they can find chink in the
Liverpool armor on that ground.
Of the last five games between the two, Liverpool won the entire
five and you wonder if they’d continue that run on Saturday, Wolves will need
so much luck against the high flying Trent Alexander Arnold and Robertson the
Scot on the left.