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Liverpool VS Wolverhampton Live Football Score 4/12/2021

Wolves are the next team tasked with the unenviable task of keeping Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Liverpool side quiet on Saturday. With a ruthless display against Everton, the Reds made it 18 games in a row in all competitions that they have scored two or more goals in, and they show no sign of slowing down.

Wolves have also taken 10 points from their last four games at Molineux and have conceded just two goals in that stretch, but five strikes at the correct end of the pitch is the joint-worst tally in the league alongside Norwich City.

Rafael Benitez’s worst fears came true after just 20 minutes of his reunion with Liverpool at Goodison Park, as home fans already began to head for the exits after witnessing Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah’s smart finishes put Liverpool two goals to the good.

Demarai Gray’s strike before half time did threaten a sensational comeback, but Salah robbed Seamus Coleman to race away and give his side a two-goal cushion before Diogo Jota’s rifled effort from a tight angle capped off a dominant Reds display.

Shattering records for fun this season, Jurgen Klopp’s side scored at least two goals for the 18th game in a row across all competitions on Wednesday – surpassing the record first set by Sunderland back in 1927 – and they remain in third place in the table as a result.

It is now four victories on the bounce for Liverpool heading into Saturday’s contest, and they have not failed to score two goals away from home since being held to a 1-1 draw by Leeds United back in April, which certainly spells trouble for a resolute Wolves backline.

Liverpool prevailed 1-0 at Molineux last season in a game that was largely overshadowed by a concerning injury to Rui Patricio, and Klopp’s side have won all six league encounters with Wolves since the hosts’ return to the big time in 2018 – conceding just one goal in that time.

Arsenal, Porto, Southampton and their Merseyside rivals have all been beaten since the international break, and Wolves face a huge challenge to halt Liverpool’s momentum. Bruno Lage’s side were held to a frustrating draw at home to Burnley in midweek, and on paper face a very difficult month ahead. They play Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United in their next seven matches.

Daniel Podence could return for Wolves, after he has been out with Covid-19. Bruno Lage confirmed ahead of the Burnley match that Fernando Marcal had tested positive so he will once again be absent, while Pedro Neto and Willy Boly are still out long-term.

Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez and Naby Keita are all close to a return for Jurgen Klopp’s side, but Saturday’s clash may come just too soon. Liverpool did not appear to pick up any injuries in their derby rout over Everton. Wolves have gone somewhat under the radar so far this season, but they have quietly about their business and are sixth in the table. They have only conceded 12 goals in the league, the same as Liverpool.

But the Reds have found the back of the net 43 times, 31 more than their opponents on Saturday, and arrive in destructive form. Mo Salah has been at his very best this season, and if he and his teammates are close to the level they have shown since returning from the international break, it will be enough for another three points.

The Spanish winger saw his thunderbolt of an effort cannon back out off the crossbar, while Hwang Hee-chan also went close on the night, but Wolves were ultimately left frustrated as their momentum took yet another hit.

Having now played out two goalless stalemates in succession following a previous draw with Norwich City, this weekend’s hosts still find themselves sixth in the rankings, but Arsenal could move five points clear in fifth with victory against Manchester United on Thursday.

With only one victory to boast from their last four in the Premier League, the Lage revolution has lost a bit of momentum in recent weeks, but three consecutive clean sheets in the top flight is nothing to be sniffed at.

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