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Match Preview: Wolves vs Liverpool

Date & time: January 23rd 2020, 20:00

Where: Molineux

Is it on: BT Sports

Ref: Michael Oliver


Another game, another potential hurdle for Liverpool, with Wolves on the horizon for the 2nd time in a month.


The Reds go into the match on the back of a run of 23 wins in our last 24 games, with the only defeat being in the league cup against Aston Villa.


Wolves, though, aren't in the greatest of form. The Midlands team have made great strides again in the current season but have only won 2 of their last seven games.


A win against Man City at the end of last month, and a comeback that will have boosted their confidence against Southampton at the weekend.


It'll be a tough night for the Reds, regardless of the opposition, after a tiring match against Man Utd on Sunday.


Wolves though, don't have another match until the 1st February, when they take on Man Utd, whilst Liverpool have an FA Cup tie at League One Shrewsbury on Sunday.


Injuries & Suspension


There are now few players missing for the Reds, with just James Milner, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri in the treatment room. All three are expected back imminently.


But Fabinho, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip should be in the squad for the trip to Wolves on Thursday night.


The home side will only be missing the one player: Ruben Vinagre. Otherwise Nuno Espirito Santo has a full squad to pick from.


Last 5 games:


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

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


Predicted Line up


This is a tricky one. On the one hand we only played four days ago, and play again on Sunday but we also play Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.


With that comes the absolute certainty that we'll go much weaker on Sunday than we will tomorrow night.


Regardless of the fun we had knocking Everton out in the last round, the FA Cup is very much at the bottom of Jurgen's list of priorities.


So will we go mixed tomorrow night; a bit of rotation, perhaps give one or two senior palyers a rest? It's hard to say. But a win is a must again.


Between now and the end of the season, regardless of whether Klopp cares for breaking records, they're still there to be broken. And the more we win, the sooner we can finally start to feel more confident that the Premier League is actually coming to Anfield, at last.


Starting XI: Alisson, Trent, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Minamino, Mane, Salah, Firmino.



 

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