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AEK Athens frustrated with Wolves after second bid for Nelson Oliveira
AEK Athens are frustrated with Wolves' approaches for Nelson Oliveira after rejecting a second bid for the striker. They have now submitted two bids that are below his release clause.

Liverpool Face Man City Competition Among Others In Pursuit Of £75m-Rated Wolves Winger: Right Fit For Klopp?

According to a recent report by SoccerLink (translated by The Liverpool Echo), Liverpool are showing interest.

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Why is it 'Dry January' in the Premier League transfer market?
It appears the clubs of the Premier League are doing their best to join in with 'Dry January'. Money spent on new signings has dropped from £430m in 2018 to just £65m so far this month.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and more
Time is running out for teams to get their squads together for the rest of the campaign as deadline day looms on those looking to make last minute improvements. Follow our live blog here.

How are England's Under-17 World Cup winners from 2017 getting on? 
ADAM SHERGOLD: England memorably won the Under-17 World Cup back in 2017. Some members of that team have already shot to stardom. We take a look at what happened to them.

Wolves sign midfielder Enzo Loiodice from Dijon with view to permanent £1.6m deal in the summer
Wolves are close to signing Dijon midfielder Enzo Loiodice. The 19-year-old will have a medical on Tuesday ahead of a loan with option for a permanent £1.6m deal.

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and more
It is last chance saloon for clubs across Europe as we enter the final week before the transfer deadline at the end of the month. Follow our live blog to keep up to date with all the latest news throughout the day.

Transfer news RECAP: Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona, Manchester United, Tottenham and more
Want to know who your club are looking to purchase? Follow our live transfer blog to find out as Sportsmail keeps you updated with all the latest news.

When does the January transfer window close? When is deadline day?
Only a week left now for UK and European clubs to get transfer business done for next half of their domestic and European campaigns with deadline day fast approaching.

5 takeways from Matchweek 24: Wolves duo impress, Bournemouth finally win and Man United need players

Barring one shocker where Manchester United lost at home against Burnley, the match-week 24 of Premier League was mostly devoid of upsets. The usual suspects were clinical, but there were quite a few games that went right down to the wire. A depleted Arsenal fought back heroically against Chelsea to come back, not once but twice in the game. But even their comeback isn’t comparable with Newcastle United’s. The Magpies engaged in a game with Everton that undoubtedly arguably saw the most unexpected comeback of the season. They were trailing 2-0 till the 93rd minute when Florian Lejuene decided to

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Wolverhampton Wanderers Linked With Exciting Portuguese Winger: Canny Option For Nuno

Wolves are pursuing the signature of winger Daniel Podence, who currently plays for Greek club Olympiacos. The Portuguese winger moved to the Greek side in 2018 and has been in decent form, which has attracted interest from the Premier League club. As per BBC Sport, manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants to strengthen his squad with the signing of the former Sporting Lisbon player. The report states that Podence’s current transfer value is more than £20 million. He switched to Olympiacos after terminating his contract with former club Sporting Lisbon in 2018. The 24-year-old has made 68 appearances for his current

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Key Midfielder To Return | Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool Lineup vs Wolves

Liverpool will look to keep their incredble winning steak going when they face Wolves. Here is the predicted Liverpool lineup.

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Wolves vs Liverpool: Robertson vs Traore and other key battles to watch out for

A look at the points table will tell us that Arsenal are currently 10th in the Premier League. But their fans are not much worried about their position. Instead, the Gunners are worried about Liverpool, for the Reds are yet to lose a match. In 22 matches so far, Liverpool have won 21 of them and have dropped just 2 points. With every passing game, they are looking more and more unlikely to drop points and now are posing a serious threat to the ‘Invincibles’ tag the Arsenal fans hold so dear, and rightly so. Jurgen Klopp’s side has mastered

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Wolves looking to spend €25m on Spanish midfield ace: Will he make them a better team?

Dani Olmo is a man in form for Dinamo Zagreb, and Wolves are hoping to sign the Spanish ace to bolster their attack.

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Matchday 23 Team of the Week: Wolves duo make the cut as does Burnley’s penalty hero

Matchweek 23 of the Premier League once again produced some thrilling encounters all over the country. Manchester City and Leicester City failed to maintain the gap at the top of the table, dropping points in their league games while league leaders Liverpool managed a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Manchester United to take their lead to 16 points, with a game in hand. Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea also failed to take all three points from the weekend while Watford and Norwich City managed to pick up crucial points in their scrap at the bottom of the table. There were a

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Ex Chelsea Star Urges Tottenham To Sign This Premier League Star: Right Option For Mourinho?

As reported by Football.London, Joe Cole has urged Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur to sign.

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Alisson Gets 9, Firmino With 8.5 | Liverpool Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Wolves

Liverpool faced off against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium earlier tonight hoping to stretch.

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Wolves Vs Liverpool Tactical Preview: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Men And Odds

Liverpool will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Thursday night hoping to.

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Arsenal Are Eyeing A Move For This Wolves Ace: What Will He Add To Arteta’s Side?

According to a recent report by AS (cited by The Daily Express), Arsenal are considering.

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How Will Klopp Line His Team Up Here? | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Wolves

Liverpool will travel to the Molineux Stadium to face off against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday.

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Wolves Close To Sealing A Move For This Talented Striker: What Will He Bring To The Molineux?

According to a recent report by Sky Sports (transfer live blog; 18:11), Wolverhampton Wanderers are.

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The five biggest risers on Football Index after FA Cup fourth round weekend
The FA Cup fourth-round action is almost complete, and as always, the on-field action has seen some big movers on the football stock exchange, Football Index. Manchester United got back to winning ways with a resounding  6-0 win over Tranmere, while Man City romped into the last 16 with a 4-0 win over 10 man …

Unbeatable? Every game Liverpool has lost since the beginning of last season
Defeat has become a distinctly unfamiliar feeling for Liverpool in the past 18 months. And frankly, it’s getting silly at this stage. It really is. It’s almost as if Liverpool are severely allergic to losing and their very lives depend on winning. This season alone they have won 22 of their opening 23 league games, …

Tweets of the Week: That feelgood factor, Peak Everton, and the Môn Maradona
The best and funniest tweets from the world of football this week, featuring a heartwarming act of kindness, the Arsenal granny, Kylian Mbappe tries his ‘hand’ at cheating, and the new Welsh Wizard. Football is bloody brilliant sometimes, isn’t it? Somethings outweigh the results I was lucky to win free tickets for last nights game …

The best Premier League stats from gameweek 24: De Bruyne eyes up Henry’s record
Some of the standout statistics from another week of amazing Premier League action, featuring Kevin De Bruyne’s ridiculous passing ability, Liverpool’s unbeaten run, Adama Traore continues to impress, and Dean Henderson makes a case for England selection.  De Bruyne sets his sights on making history Barely a week goes by without Kevin De Bruyne making …

‘What a player’ – Klopp hails ‘unplayable’ Adama Traore after Liverpool beat Wolves
Jurgen Klopp has described Adama Traore as ‘unplayable’ following the winger’s performance in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Wolves. The Premier League leaders continued their march towards an elusive league title with a hard-fought victory at Molineux, goals from Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino extending the club’s unbeaten league run to 40 games without defeat. Despite …

The six clubs to go through an entire Premier League season without earning a single away win
Travel troubles are nothing new for Premier League sides, with many a team throughout the division’s history having preferred home comforts. Whilst making your home ground a fortress is often a priority for the league’s leading managers, ensuring your side can cope with the pressures of playing away is vital to securing the consistency to …

Premier League 2019-20: How will Liverpool cope without Sadio Mane?
Liverpool's lethal weapon Sadio Mané is out until after the Premier League winter break. How will Jurgen Klopp cope with his absence?

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Liverpool: Hits and Flops | Premier League 2019-20
Liverpool edged out Wolves 2-1 to move 16 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Liverpool: 3 Talking Points | Premier League 2019/2020 
A look at the three talking points from yet another Premier League victory for Liverpool.

Wolves v Liverpool Prediction and Betting Tips – 23rd Jan 2020
We take a look at the prediction and betting tips, as Wolves host Liverpool in the Premier League.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool Preview, predicted XI, team news and more | Premier League 2019-20
All you need to know ahead of Liverpool's trip to Wolves on Thursday night.

Southampton vs Wolverhampton Prediction and Betting Tips – 18th Jan’2020
Find out what the best betting tips are for Southampton's home game against Wolves this Saturday.

Wolves 1-1 Manchester United – Here’s where it went wrong for Solskjaer’s men

How Wolves drew 1-1 with Manchester United at the Molineux Manchester United had travelled to the Molineux Stadium on Monday to face Wolves, hoping to build on their winning start to this Premier League campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a bright start to the game and opened the scoring in the 27th minute through […] More

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Wolves vs Man United: 3 Key battles that could decide the outcome of this exciting PL clash

3 Key battles that could decide the outcome of Wolves vs Manchester United Wolves welcome Manchester United to the Molineux on Monday night for their second game of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side drew 0-0 with Leicester City in their season opener at the King Power Stadium last weekend. Five matches […] More

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An absolute bargain – Wolves would find a solid fit for their frontline by signing this explosive 29-year-old for free

Wolves Opinion: Why Yacine Brahimi would be a solid fit at the Molineux? According to a report from the Birmingham Mail, Wolves are one of the clubs interested in signing FC Porto star, Yacine Brahimi. The Algerian international, 29, is out of contract at Portuguese giants FC Porto at the end of this month and […] More

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Wolves emerging victorious in the race to sign this 25-year-old Spanish dynamo would help fix holes in the midfield

Wolves Opinion: Why Victor Camarasa would be a smart fit at the Molineux According to a report from the Daily Mail, Wolves and West Ham are locked in a battle to sign Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa. The Spaniard, 25, spent the last season on long at Cardiff City and impressed in the Premier League, […] More

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Wolves’ midfield woes would end if Nuno revives pursuit of this agile 21-year-old available for £16m – Agreed?

Wolves Opinion: Why Amadou Diawara will be a good fit at the Molineux? Back in January, TuttoMercatoWeb claimed that Wolves had made a bid for Napoli starlet, Amadou Diawara. However, it was knocked back by Napoli as they kept hold of the 21-year-old. Amadou Diawara is regarded as one of the brightest young midfield talents […] More

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Wolves’ defence would be ready for European challenges if they sign this old-school 26-year-old Englishman

Wolves Opinion: Why the Wanderers should go all out for James Tarkowski According to a report from The Times, Wolves have enquired about the Burnley centre-back, James Tarkowski, who is also on the radar of Leicester City. The England international, 26, helped Burnley avoid relegation from the Premier League. He was a rock at the […] More

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  • Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:49:46 +0000: Jordan Henderson shows why he may be Liverpool’s most important player of all | Sachin Nakrani - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian

    Roberto Firmino’s winner at Wolves grabbed the headlines but Liverpool’s captain was, yet again, an immense figure

    As the final whistle blew on a cold and misty night in the Midlands, Liverpool’s players allowed themselves a moment to congregate in the centre of the pitch and celebrate yet another win. Backs were patted, hugs were exchanged and, not surprisingly, breaths were caught after what was the league leaders’ toughest assignment of the season so far. But one man in red was not there, for he had walked to the far side of the pitch to acknowledge the 3,000-plus travelling supporters who had made the trip here. In turn they saluted him, and rightly so. He was not only their captain but also the main reason this proved to be another joyous occasion for their side.

    Jordan Henderson was outstanding here, scoring his side’s first goal, assisting their second and in general performing with a level of authority, commitment and skill that continues to mark him out as arguably Liverpool’s most important player right now. That may seem an absurd assessment given those he has around him, most notably Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino, all of whom contributed in their own ways to this triumph, but neither is it outlandish to suggest that without Henderson, Liverpool would be a notably diminished outfit. They may still be top by a distance, but they may well not be looking at a campaign in which they can not only clinch that long-awaited title but also achieve invincibility.

    Related: Roberto Firmino’s late winner keeps Liverpool’s freakish run going at Wolves

    Related: Jürgen Klopp: ‘Moments can help us or the genius of Firmino can help us’

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  • Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:27:00 +0000: Jürgen Klopp hails 'perfect reaction' after Liverpool seal comeback win - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian

    • Liverpool manager in awe of ‘worldie’ winner at Wolves
    • Klopp: ‘We don’t go for perfection, we go for a perfect reaction’

    Jürgen Klopp praised his team’s “perfect reaction” after Liverpool fended off fierce pressure from Wolves before claiming yet another Premier League victory. Roberto Firmino’s winning goal in the 84th minute stretched Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to 16 points.

    Jordan Henderson headed them in front at Molineux but Raúl Jiménez scored a wonderful equaliser in the second half before he put Liverpool’s unbeaten record in serious peril. But Liverpool eventually neutralised the home team’s attack and then plundered all three points thanks to Firmino’s fine goal.

    Related: Wolves v Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened

    Related: Roberto Firmino’s late winner keeps Liverpool’s freakish run going at Wolves

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  • Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:15:00 +0000: Roberto Firmino’s late winner keeps Liverpool’s freakish run going at Wolves - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian

    This happens so often one would almost think it is normal. But what Liverpool are doing this season is freakish. Here they withstood ferocious pressure from Wolves before claiming their 22nd victory from 23 Premier League matches, stretching their lead at the top of table to 16 points.

    Related: Jordan Henderson shows why he may be Liverpool’s most important player of all

    Related: Jürgen Klopp: ‘Moments can help us or the genius of Firmino can help us’

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  • Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:17:58 +0000: Wolves 1-2 Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened - Wolverhampton Wanderers | The Guardian

    Liverpool were put under the cosh by an excellent Wolves side that gave them a stern examination before Roberto Firmino struck late on to earn a 2-1 win

    Thanks for all your many emails, tweets, contributions and your excellent humour – sorry I didn’t get to all of it. And thanks for reading! We’ve seen Liverpool do exactly what champions do; they are a machine, and a mighty fine one at that. Catch you again soon – take care!

    Klopp speaks!

    “It was a big [test], the toughest you could get for today but for different reasons. Wolves with Nuno are doing really well but they are pretty different to all the other teams. They use the width of the pitch with Coady’s long balls and when Traore gets the ball he’s pretty much unplayable. [The goal] was a counterattack which makes not too much sense when you’re one goal up, another five or 10 minutes it was Wolves but then the game calmed down a bit.

    “Just to point out, Liverpool are now guaranteed safe from relegation,” writes David Grey. They’ll be partying on the streets on Merseyside!

    Nuno speaks: “Very good performance. I think we performed well, defensively well organised, created a lot of chances and the momentum was there. We were facing a very good team but I was very happy with the boys. Small margins, details.

    “[Traore] is unique, he has things nobody else has and he is trying to improve because I still think he has a lot of space to grow.”

    You won’t want to miss Paul Doyle’s match report of *that*:

    Related: Roberto Firmino’s late winner keeps Liverpool’s freakish run going at Wolves

    Jordan Henderson: “We had some chances to put the game to bed which is something we want to improve on and kill the game earlier. But we showed the mentality to keep going.

    “It’s just about the next game, keep going, every game is the biggest game of the season as the manager keeps saying to us.”

    Liverpool go SIXTEEN points clear with a game in hand. But that’s not half the story! They were pushed harder than they have been all season here – but they found a way through with Firmino’s fine later winner!

    90+4 min: One last bite for Wolves but a Doherty throw is cleared. And then ...

    90+2 min: Sky give man of the match to Traore and would anyone disagree? He has been immense. The best team in the world has found him virtually impossible to deal with. Now he goes on another run as we speak ... and oh, my!! His cross is yet again right on point and nudged back by Jimenez for Jota .. who screws over from in front of goal! Both managers go berserk for very different reasons.

    90+1 min: Four added minutes for Wolves to turn this again ...

    90 min: Do Wolves have one more push in them? This must be so deflating now. Liverpool are playing the ball around in their half and, not before time, now seem to be well in control.

    87 min: Moutinho is replaced by Gibbs-White. My word, how well Wolves have played here. But Liverpool are incredible.

    Un. Be. Lievable. Liverpool are going to win the league at an absolute canter and this is exactly why. They always come up with something and this time Firmino gets it right after Salah, with some beautiful control and footwork, lays off to Henderson. The skipper promptly plays Firmino in just like that and, after cutting inside, he blasts it high into the net! Nothing can stop this team.

    82 min: And now Liverpool get their big chance! Firmino dances beautifully past Coady and probably scores if he lifts the ball over Patricio. Instead he goes low and it’s a vital save. That would have been against the run of virtually this entire half.

    81 min: Jota is presented with the ball by – gasp! – a sloppy Van Dijk header. If he sees Traore sprinting beyond Wijnaldum to his right, Traore is clean through! He looks the other way and makes the wrong choice!

    80 min: Gomez and Jota engage in a 50/50 grapple that ends, I think, in a booking for Gomez. More importantly Moutinho can deliver another dangerous free-kick ... from which Alisson is crowded out and fouled.

    77 min: A game like this is good for Liverpool, no? They’ve been properly extended; in a right royal tussle; not necessarily the better side. In fact definitely not the better side. That’s football, right? Wolves roll the dice with Jota making his return, replacing the watchable Neto.

    74 min: Traore goes part of the way past Van Dijk but then seems to lose confidence, weirdly, even though with one more step he’d be virtually clear. He shoots too early, from 22 yards, and drags it wide.

    73 min: Coady stops Firminho latching onto a Robertson ball at the near post. Have Liverpool sorted this out now? The evidence is not that compelling given the unconvincing way in which, right down the other end, they panickily crowd a Neto run out as he makes for the area.

    70 min: But there’s a reminder that Salah is still here, and thus so are Liverpool. He slaloms across the 18-yard line and shoots just wide of the near post. Oxlade-Chamberlain’s dynamism is thereafter sacrificed for Fabinho’s diligence.

    68 min: Alisson bails out Liverpool again after the unplayable Traore slips through the almost unplayable Jimenez, who is onside but at enough of a tight angle to make the chance tricky. The keeper spreads himself and saves. Liverpool are in trouble and Klopp is prowling that technical area like there’s no tomorrow.

    66 min: Now a Neves ball arcs across the six-yard line and I have not seen Liverpool given this much trouble all season – seriously.

    65 min: What a save from Alisson! Traore has room again and is thwarted by a low one-handed stop as he looks to rake one into the bottom corner!

    64 min: Neto has looked trickily useful at times without quite getting away down that left flank. He does pretty well again but then Wolves are forced back. They sensibly build again from the back; they are controlling this game just now.

    62 min: Peter Oh requests a managerial change –

    “With all due respect to Jürgen Klopp, it’s time Liverpool went Nigel Pearson on these pesky Wolves.”

    60 min: Minamino does get a shooting chance after good work from Salah but his weighted shot from the edge of the box is blocked – and Firmino blasts the rebound at Patricio.

    59 min: Minus Mane, Liverpool just don’t have one of their most potent attacking outlets and are finding it hard to get back up the pitch. They need to get a foothold again here. They always find a way ... don’t they?

    57 min: Moutinho’s free-kick is punched away by Alisson. Wolves are all over this!

    56 min: And Traore is away again ... and Robertson is booked for scything him down *just* outside the area ...

    55 min: Traore rips down that right flank again and Liverpool just aren’t handling him. They haven’t met an opponent like this all season. Jimenez can’t quite master his latest cross in a deep position.

    54 min: They chant Traore’s name from the stands, and what a delivery that was. Liverpool are on the rack now! It’s game on!

    They deserve that!! It’s a brilliant, trademark, powerful header from the striker, and what a one-two! It’s Jimenez who marauds into the Liverpool half and feeds Traore into space before continuing his run into the box. Traore delivers expertly and directs his finish wonderfully into the corner on the run! How do Liverpool respond now?

    50 min: Rattling early tempo here, again, and Wolves have come out full of intent.

    48 min: Then Neto is sent away by a lucky ricochet, but lacks conviction and Gomez blocks! That, too, was a chance and Wolves may regret not taking it.

    47 min: Traore messes around just outside his own area and is *very* lucky that Salah, picking his pocket, can’t beat Patricio with an arrowed left-footer. It’s batted around the left post and the corner is defender desperately after Henderson – again – wins the header.

    Wolves kick us off!

    @NickAmes82 when does TAA become worthy of a first-team number? Or maybe he'll just stick with 66 for the rest of his career because it's kind of funny

    I reckon he’s got that for life now.

    @NickAmes82 I don't give two figs about GOATs or GLOATs. All good things in life - love and laughs, children's smiles and sunny days - bring their purest joy in the Now. This is the greatest Liverpool team of its time. Embrace that and smile.

    It is a very, very fair point.

    Salah weaves clear and takes aim, but is thwarted by a brave sliding block from Doherty. Could yet be a crucial moment. And that, there, is the half! That early Henderson header/shoulderer is the difference in a half that has otherwise been pretty even. It started at one heck of a pace and Doherty really should have equalised for Wolves. From the midway point it became a little more nip and tuck but Wolves are well in this, still. For Liverpool there is the worry of Mane’s early departure.

    43 min: Jimenez thinks he’s got a clear crack at goal after fine work by Saiss but Van Dijk, giant among men that he is, tracks him all the way and blocks. But Wolves keep the ball alive and do win a left-sided corner ... which is well defended by the otherwise quiet Firmino.

    42 min: “Did you know your name is an anagram of “Mané sick”?” asks Peter Oh of me, your unassuming MBM-er.

    “Oh dear me, please don’t let it be a bad injury.”

    40 min: Whisper it, but Liverpool have not really created a lot since scoring.

    38 min: Nice control from Jimenez, who takes possession on the left of the area, takes a couple of touches inside, and then drags wide of Alisson’s near post.

    36 min: Minamino has started brightly, his exploits including one implausible spin on halfway that may or may not have been the result of a miscontrol.

    @NickAmes82
    A half time score of 0-1 Will make Wolves complacent and the final score of 1-4 will be an equivalent of an ice bucket challenge

    This pool team is GLOAT (as per Jonathan Wilson and I totally agree)

    Big call! From Krish and from Wilson.

    33 min: Yep, it’s the end of Mane. On comes Minamino. I’m sure we will find out what the issue was there soon enough. Mane made his own “substitute me” sign; hopefully it is more precautionary than anything.

    32 min: Neto twists into left-sided space but Gomez heads his cross away. It looks as if Mane is injured and may have to come off ... he’s gone down ...

    30 min: The game has definitely tightened up a bit, but Wolves have done really well not to let that early goal get to them and at this point it’s still hard to pick a winner. OK, it’s probably going to be Liverpool. But still, there are two very good sides out here.

    28 min: I guess this is, at last, what we in the MBM trade might call “a lull”.

    26 min: Neves gets up gingerly, he should be OK.

    “How could he miss?” laments Mary Waltz of Doherty. “Teams playing Liverpool know they might only get one or two chances to score. This adds to the pressure. He would have scored against any other team.”

    24 min: A snappy midfield spell now, with challenges won and balls turned over by both sides. Neves goes down under one of the former, a fair one from Mane I think, and will need treatment ...

    21 min: Dendoncker makes a vital challenge to stop Mane running through onto an Oxlade-Chamberlain ball. Cracking game this, so far.

    20 min: Traore bounces four of five Liverpool players off him in midfield and works space; it’s a quite awesome display of strength and soloism. Then he goes and spoils it all with a wayward pass!

    22 - Since the start of last season, Trent Alexander-Arnold has assisted 22 @premierleague goals - at least five more than any other player - with 10 of those coming from dead balls, also a league-high. Delivery. #WOLLIV pic.twitter.com/dnQtY8UwQT

    Errr ... wow.

    18 min: Liverpool break, though, and Salah works a good shooting chance inside the box only for Jonny to block heroically.

    17 min: Now Traore beats Robertson on the other side and, from his centre, Van Dijk has to chaperone Jimenez carefully away from goal.

    16 min: Apart from the goal (I know, I know) Wolves will be very happy with this start.

    14 min: More jitters from Liverpool as another free-kick is aimed at Doherty, who can’t win a header this time but watches as the ball loops up and Alisson jumps to claim under a challenge. He totally misses it first time around and is lucky to grab it after it bounces.

    13 min: That miss gets worse and worse every time you see it. Doherty had the entire box to himself! A sign, though, that Liverpool’s back line might not be in full working order tonight?

    11 min: Traore, on the left, goes outside Alexander-Arnold and now wins Wolves a corner. Encouraging sign for him, winning that particular one-on-one. The corner is played short, chipped over from deep ... and what a miss from Doherty! Liverpool push up for offside but, on the far side of the box, Doherty has timed his run perfectly. The away defence has got it wrong and he’s all alone, but heads across goal and wide!

    9 min: We had a totally unnecessary VAR check for that, delaying the restart and the full celebration. Why? Because football has been taken over by appalling pedants, spoilt brats and questionable agendas.

    Nobody’s stopping them, are they? Alexander-Arnold whips over the corner he won, bending it the the edge of the six-yard box via that almost 90-degree run-up. Henderson charges onto it and, probably with his shoulder as it turns out, converts!

    7 min: An end-to-end start, and Liverpool now win a free-kick in excellent shooting range just outside the box and to the right of the D. It is taking a *long* time to set up but here’s Alexander-Arnold ... whose effort clips the wall, Saiss I think, and goes out for a corner.

    5 min: ... And it causes no little consternation! Moutinho whips a devilish low ball across and it evades everyone inside the six-yard box before being smuggled away. That was begging to be converted!

    4 min: Michael Oliver waves play on after Gomez seems to foul Traore, and Neto can’t take advantage of the ... err ... advantage, undercooking a centre from the left. But now Wolves do win themselves a free-kick just outside that left edge ...

    2 min: Liverpool control the ball early on, Alexander-Arnold starting an attack with a switch to Robertson. Ultimately, though, a long pass sails over the byline.

    This one ought to be good!

    The teams are walking out on a fizzing, crackling, see-your-breath night at Molineux.

    I have a feeling ... just a feeling ... Wolves are going to give Liverpool a proper examination tonight. We could be in for something here. Even if that something is not, in any eventuality, a title race.

    “There’s always one huge question to be asked when Wolves play. Not formation or strategy per se but is Robert Plant in the building?” asks Jason Graff.

    Excellent question. I certainly saw he was at one of their games pre-Christmas.

    Gary Byrne ponders: “Will Nuno Espírito Santo seek to be a Portuguese man o’ war tonight, or turn to jelly against the might of Liverpool?”

    That is much closer to the level I’m at tonight.

    Evan writes on the ol’ Twitter:

    “As a Reds supporter who has never seen Liverpool win the league since I’ve been alive, I’m hoping this will really do it. I don’t see them dropping points to many other teams this season. I also do really enjoy these late games, great viewing time in the US, the game goes great for lunchtime viewing.”

    Graeme Thorn has a correction with a caveat:

    “Rather than mixing Latin with Portugese, D. Cameron should have
    written: ‘Em nome do Pai, do Filho e do Nuno Espírito Santo’, though I
    had to trust Google Translate for that.”

    Willy Boly, who has been out since October, and Diogo Jota (just the three weeks out) are back on the bench for Wolves tonight. They’re amassing some decent depth. Good to see those two on the scene again, they’d usually be nailed-on starters for Nuno.

    “Thoughts and prayers with Wolves tonight: ‘In nomine Patris et Filii et Nuno Espirito Santo (Amen)‘”, intones D Cameron.

    Any more invocations, musings, jokes, score predictions, tell-alls ... send them my way!

    Not going too well for Liverpool’s old chums, and most recent opponents, Manchester United. John Brewin’s excellent piece hits on a particularly hot topic:

    Related: Manchester United’s Ed Woodward: admired by Glazers, despised by fans

    Wolves: Rui Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Pedro Neto, Jimenez, Traore. Subs: Boly, Gibbs-White, Jota, Ruddy, Giles, Kilman, Ashley-Seal.

    Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane. Subs: Fabinho, Adrian, Minamino, Origi, Matip, Jones, Williams.

    Is this the night? Could it be? Are we going to be asking this question every five or six days until May?

    Probably not; probably not; probably. But you’d sense this might be one of Liverpool’s closer calls on their inexorable march to Premier League domination and that Wolves, flagging a touch but still outstanding when at full tilt, have it in them to give them an almighty run for their money. And, hell with it, even knock off their “invincible” crown!

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