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Liverpool have won four straight Premier League meetings with Wolves over the past two seasons and can confirm their superiority at Anfield on Sunday night.
The Reds may have injury problems in defence, but continue to play with a stylish swagger going forward and have picked up maximum points from five home games in this competition.
We’re taking 11/10 for the title holders to prevail and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Liverpool vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton last weekend, when a stoppage-time Pascal Gross penalty cancelled out Diogo Jota’s 60th-minute strike.
However, the Reds put that behind them by beating Ajax 1-0 on Tuesday to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
After Curtis Jones pounced on a goalkeeping error, Klopp said: “I am actually over the moon with the attitude and character we showed.
“We had great football moments, could have scored early, defended well, had counter-attacking chances in the second half.
“I am very happy about the result and the performance, in the circumstances.”
Alisson Becker’s hamstring injury has added to the club’s ever-growing casualty list, with Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez among those already out.
The Reds remain a powerful attacking force, though, and are the Premier League’s top-scoring team on home turf.
Sadio Mane has netted three times in the last two games against Wanderers on Merseyside, so he looks a player to watch out for here.
We like 20/1 for the Senegal star to score first in a 2-1 home victory from the Liverpool vs Wolves odds.
Last Liverpool line-up: Kelleher, Robertson, Matip, Williams, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jones, Mane, Salah, Jota.
Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is in contention for his Premier League debut after making his European bow in midweek deputising for Alisson Becker (thigh).
Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf) and Naby Keita (hamstring) have returned to training and could rejoin the squad.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves have had some mixed results this term but an admirable 2-1 triumph at Arsenal made it four wins from their last seven games, with only one defeat suffered in that period.
Wanderers had to overcome a horrific early injury to leading marksman Raul Jimenez at Emirates Stadium, with the Mexican subsequently needing surgery on a fractured skull.
Following a lengthy delay, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence scored either side of a Gabriel Magalhaes equaliser, with all the goals coming in the opening period.
“We’re trying to get better, trying to evolve, and I think you can see that,” said captain Conor Coady. “We’re enjoying playing, we’re learning new things from our manager.
“To come here and win is no mean feat, it’s a fantastic result, because when you come to the Emirates you don’t often get results.
“Not many teams come here and get results, so it’s huge for us, it’s something we can take forward.
“Looking at the performance, I feel like we did quite well. I thought the lads were fantastic from start to finish.”
However, while Wolves can always be relied upon to play neat football, they do often fall short against top teams.
Manchester City and Leicester have already beaten them this term and this looks another time to take them on, especially without Jimenez.
Wanderers were behind at the break in both of those losses, so 13/10 they trail at half-time and full-time again here is another Liverpool vs Wolves prediction.
Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Marcal, Boly, Coady, Semedo, Podence, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neto, Jimenez, Traore.
Jimenez remains in hospital following surgery on a fractured skull but is expected to be discharged early next week.
Romain Saiss is training again after recovering from coronavirus but Jonny is out with a knee injury.
LIVERPOOL 1-0 Ajax – Curtis Jones
Arsenal 1-2 WOLVES – Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence
Head-to-head: Wolves 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-0 Wolves, Liverpool 2-0 Wolves, Wolves 2-1 Liverpool, Wolves 0-2 Liverpool
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