Wolves are next in line to try to inflict Liverpool with their first loss of the league season, and what a task they have on their hands.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Thursday 23rd, January
Kick-off: 21:00 pm
TV Channel: BT Sport
Wolves showed great resilience and hard-fighting spirit to turnaround a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 last time out at Southampton, but this game is one they would hardly have loved to take in at the moment.
After all, they ended 2019 with a 2-0 loss away to Liverpool, though they emerged with quite a lot of credit from that game.
Liverpool are edging ever closer to the league title in 30 years, and after swapping aside Manchester United 2-0 last Sunday, with Virgil Van Dijk and Mohammed Salah proving the scourge of the Red Devils, their is a widespread belief they can go all the way.
Now 16 points clear at the top of the standings even with a game in hand, Jurgen Klopp’s team need ten more wins from their remaining games to cart home the ultimate prize, and perharps they might even go one better by going the whole of the season unbeaten?
Ruben Vinagre and Willy Boly will miss out yet again for the hosts, while Diogo Jota is close to a return.
Dejan Lovren is equally nearing his comeback for The Reds but the trio of Naby Keita, Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner will play no part.
Head to Head
In 101 previous competitive meetings, Liverpool have earned 52 wins to Wolves 36. 17 games have been drawn.
Wolves are unbeaten in 17 of their last 19 home games.
Liverpool have won their last 13 league games.
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last nine league games.
Wolves secured a morale-boosting win last time out, an over due one after losing two and drawing two of their last four. Wolves last five league games (LDDLW)
Liverpool extended their winning run in the Premier League to 13 games, and are now targeting to go the season as invincibles. Liverpool’s last five league games (WWWWW)
Liverpool have so far been absolutely brilliant, and we are fast running out of superlatives to qualify them. But then Wolves have equally been superb for much of this season, and will set up to frustrate their opposition here, something they have done brilliantly on this ground on most occasions this season. I think they stand a chance of getting a point at worse, so there’s value in their draw for 29/10.