Liverpool vs Wolves: Rely on Reds to keep fighting

Liverpool vs Wolves: Rely on Reds to keep fighting

Kick-off: 1600, 22/05/2022

Stadium: Anfield

TV: Sky Sports

Liverpool must beat Wolves and hope Manchester City slip up against Aston Villa to claim a record-equalling 20th Premier League title triumph.

The Reds have to overcome some notable injury problems but should be able to do their bit against opponents who have little to play for.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won seven straight head-to-head meetings since Wanderers gained promotion to the top flight, with only one goal conceded in a Molineux clash.

Let’s go with 1.82 for a fourth consecutive home win to nil in this fixture as our opening Liverpool vs Wolves prediction.

Liverpool Odds

Liverpool were without Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for Tuesday’s trip to Southampton after that trio picked up FA Cup final knocks.

Fabinho was also absent and things got tricky when Nathan Redmond netted for Saints early on at St Mary’s Stadium.

However, Takumi Minamino equalised on 27 minutes and Joel Matip headed in what proved a second-half decider.

“Making nine changes, if it hadn’t worked out it would have been 1,000 per cent my responsibility,” said Klopp.

“Now it worked out and it’s 1,000 per cent the boys’ responsibility, because I can ask for a lot but the boys have to do it and I thought they did it exceptionally well.

“I am so happy about the performance. It was a bit touching, honestly. You think: ‘Wow, these boys.’ It is like having Ferraris in the garage.”

With two domestic cup victories in the bag and a Champions League final date with Real Madrid to come, Liverpool could still claim a historic quadruple.

“Whatever happens this year happens because of this group,” added Klopp. “They are exceptional and they have showed that again.”

Inspired January signing Lucas Diaz was one of the players rested in midweek, so he should be raring to go here.

Looking at the 5.0 to score first.

Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Matip, Milner, Jones, Elliott, Firmino, Minamino, Jota.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Odds

Wolves were pushing for a place in Europe around Easter time but a six-match winless run has dashed those hopes.

Wanderers can only finish eighth at best after a 1-1 home draw with Norwich made it just two points out of a possible 18.

A turbulent off-season is now on the cards, with Ruben Neves one of several key players being linked with a move elsewhere.

“As a club, it’s no secret that it’s going to be a big summer, a summer of transition,” goalkeeper John Ruddy told the club website.

“This group’s been together since I’ve been here, for five years, and has done exceptionally well.

“I don’t think we get enough credit as a group, for what we’ve done over the period of time.

“But it’s going to be a big summer and the club needs a way forward and a plan of what they want to do.”

Wolves have lost 7-0 on aggregate over three Premier League trips to Anfield and we can’t see them bucking the trend here.

Let’s add 6.5 for a smooth 2-0 success for the Reds to our Liverpool vs Wolves betting tips.

Last Wolves line-up: Ruddy, Ait Nouri, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Tote Gomez, Neves, Moutinho, Neto, Jimenez, Hwang.

Additional stats

Player statistic

1st half
    3' Goal Pedro Neto
(Assist: Raúl Jiménez)
Sadio Mané
(Assist: Thiago)
Goal 24'    
2nd half
Joel Matip Yellow card 46'    
Mohamed Salah
(Assist: Joel Matip)
Goal 84'    
Andrew Robertson
(Assist: Roberto Firmino)
Goal 89'    

Match statistic

63
Possession
37
29
Total shots
7
8
Shots on target
5
7
Shots off target
2
14
Blocked shots
0
5
Corners
3
3
Offsides
1
6
Fouls
3

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