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  • David Tyrer

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Wolves

Date & time: December 29th 2019, 16:30

Where: Anfield

Is it on: Sky Sports

Ref: Anthony Taylor


It's our game of 2019 and after what they did to Man City last night, it feels like the big end of year bang that a year like the Reds have had warrants.


Liverpool have had one of the greatest years in football history, and easily one of the best in the club's storied history. If we win the title next May, it'll be the best, without a doubt.


A single league defeat - so far - in 2019, way back on the 3rd of January is our solitary loss. Away from the league, we've lost just three further games all year. A remarkable feat.


So to Wolves, the conquerors of Man City on Friday night, and one of the toughest opponents outside of the traditional top-6. They will give us a game tomorrow night.


Injuries & Suspension


So there is no real change on the injury front, as Klopp confirmed today that Matip, Fabinho and Lovren are doing well but are not likely to be back until after February.


Elsewhere, thankfully, Jordan Henderson will return for the match at Anfield tomorrow and should start against our challengers victors from Friday night.


The likes of Van Dijk, Gomez, Alisson and Wijnaldum will all likely start. But we could see the likes of Mane, Salah and Firmino rotated somewhat to avoid over-playing them.


For Wolves both Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White are missing and it's almost a certainty that Nuno will look to rest a few other first teamers, especially considering the work they got through last night against 10-man Man City. Both sides are likely to.


Last 5 games:


Liverpool (all comps): W-W-W-W-W

Wolves (all comps): D-W-L-W-W


Predicted Line up


An extra 24 hours to prepare over Wolves, and an extra 24 hours to prepare after New Year's Day too, means that Jurgen Klopp has a bit more leeway with rotation.


He'll still do it, of course, but it means we shouldn't expect wholesale rotation and nor should we have to. The players are likely riding a wave right now and will want to start.


Starting XI: Alisson, Trent, Van Dijk, Gomez, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Shaqiri, Salah, Firmino.



 
 

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