By Ojimaojo Y.Abubakar
The two busiest premier league teams in England meet at Molineux later in the evening, in what should be a really an enjoyable encounter. This will be Wolves’ 40th match of the season and Liverpool’s 39th.
Jurgen Klopp side thrashed Manchester United at the Anfield last weekend, thanks to Virgil and Egyptian machine, salah to make it 2-0 and that took Liverpool 64 point on premier league log having played 22 matches, while wolvehampton wandera lost to Southampton by 3-2 over the weekend with 34 point at number 6th position on the log has played 23 matches .
Liverpool has been excellent since the beginning of this season, having not lost any single match and it seems to break Arsenal 2003 and 2004 invincible season. Can Nuno Espirito side put an end to Liverpool unbeaten reign when both meet tonight?
They have been superb ever since, and could well bridge the five-point gap currently separating them from fourth place.
I have watched everything about Wolves, and is quite impressive, their head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and especially their style of play and most captivating is their threat going forward. They are a very skillful outfit.
But the question now is; Can Wolves end Liverpool’s long unbeaten run? Although Wolves are not brilliant at home, but this is still the Reds’ most difficult game for a long time.
According to Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: “We already know how good, for example Wolves are. The tactics they have, the players they maintained and the manager is fantastic.”
“What we try to do is to prepare very well and we already know it’s going to be a very tough game. It makes it easier to prepare when you know it’s going to be tough, when you know there are going to be difficult moments.”
Wolves head coach, Nuno Espirito Santo will again be without Ruben Vinagre due to his hamstring injury. Diogo Jota may return after a dead leg, while Willy Boly is also nearing a comeback from an ankle problem.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho returned from injury against Manchester United and could start for the first time since November. Dejan Lovren is back in full training, but midfielders James Milner and Naby Keita remain out.
Wolves vs Liverpool match fact-Head-to-head
Wolves have won just one of the 11 Premier League meetings and have lost the last six, scoring just once in those games.
The Reds haven’t lost away against Wolves in league competition since August 1981.
The only three players to score a Premier League goal for Wolves against Liverpool are Kenny Miller, Stephen Ward and Steven Fletcher. Miller’s was the only one scored at Molineux.
Wolverhampton Wanderers inform this season
Wolves have earned 18 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, seven more than any other team.
They have led for just 305 minutes in the top flight this campaign, the least amount of any side. In contrast, Liverpool have led for the most: 1,160 minutes.
Since the beginning of last season, only Liverpool and Manchester City have managed more points against established top-six opposition than Wolves, who have taken 24.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are unbeaten in their past seven home evening kick-offs in the Premier League (7pm or later), winning five and drawing two.
Wolves have scored 68% of their league goals after half-time since the start of last season, the highest proportion of any current top-flight side.
They have conceded the first goal in a league-high 16 games this season, including each of the last seven.
Liverpool inform this season
Liverpool have taken 91 points from the past 93 available in the Premier League.
A win or draw on Thursday would mean Liverpool become only the fifth team in the history of the English Football League to go 40 or more league games undefeated, after Nottingham Forest (42, 1977-78), Arsenal (49, 2003-04), Chelsea (40, 2004-05) and Huddersfield Town (43, 2011).
They have kept a clean sheet in all seven league fixtures since Joe Gomez returned to the starting line-up on 7 December. The Reds had kept two clean sheets in their opening 15 league matches of the campaign.
The Reds could equal their club top-flight record of eight successive clean sheets, set from December 1922 to March 1923 and matched from October to December 2005.
They have won each of their last eight evening kick-offs in the Premier League (7pm or later), scoring 31 goals in this game and conceding just six.