As the chase for the league title goes down to the wire this season, Liverpool will be hopeful as they take to the pitch to face Wolves on Sunday at 16:00GMT in a match that could have title ramifications depending on how Manchester City’s match goes at the Etihad Stadium.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side will be upset that they are not in charge of the title race after dropping two points against Tottenham at home.
However, the Reds will be looking to end the season the best way they can, with a win over Wolves, and hoping that Pep Guardiola’s league leaders will slip up at the Etihad.
Anfield will be rocking as they urge their side to keep the hope for a quadruple alive, having won the Carabao and FA cups already, and with a Champions League Final clash with Real Madrid still to come.
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Bruno Lage’s side are winless in the last five league outings. This horrible run of form has derailed their chances of competing for a European place as they have fallen 17 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham heading into the final match.
Wolves are 8th on the table with 51 points, with Leicester City (49 points) and Brighton (48 points) all within striking distance heading into the final match.
Lage would be disappointed that the once-promising revival of wolves has run out of steam. However, he will be looking to end the season on a high by upsetting Liverpool at Anfield.
Liverpool’s form has been faultless except for the dropped points against Tottenham. The draw at Anfield is likely to be costly for the Reds as it allowed Man City to keep a one-point lead even after the surprising 2-2 draw at West Ham last week.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have four wins and one draw from their last five league outings; they have collected 13 points and dropped just two in this run.
This run of form means that they trail the league leaders by a point, and they will need Man City to drop points in their final match if they are to win the English Premier League this season.
Wolves have taken just two points from the last 15 available. They have lost three matches and drawn twice in this run.
This run of form sees Bruno Lage’s side fall to 8th on the table. With the real possibility of finishing as low as 10th if Brighton and Leicester City both win their final matches and Wolves lose at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp will have doubts about the availability of defensive midfielder Fabinho after he suffered thigh problems on May 12th, 2022.
The Brazilian has missed three matches already for the Reds. He is expected to be back fit by May 25th, which means he will miss the final day clash with Wolves.
Centre-back Virgil van Dijk is also a doubt for the clash with Wolves, with the 30-year-old recovering from knee problems.
Bruno Lage will be without goalkeeper Matija Sarkic; the 240year-old is nursing a shoulder injury.
Wolves will also be without defensive midfielder Ruben Neves who has been ruled out with a knee injury since May 19th.
Centre-back Max Kilman’s availability is doubtful for Wolves as the 24-year-old is sidelined with a knock.
Possible Starting Lineups
Alisson; A. Robertson, J. Matip, I. Konate, T. Alexander-Arnold; T. Alcantara, J. Henderson, N. Keita; L. Diaz, S. Mane, M. Salah
Ruddy; W. Boly, C. Coady, T. Gomes; J. Castro, R. Neves, J. Moutinho, R. Ait-Nouri; R. Jimenez, P. Neto; H. Hwang
Players to Watch
Mane has been talismanic for Liverpool this season; the Senegalese will be crucial for the Reds in their bid to win the final day clash with Wolves.
The striker will be important for Wolves as they look to counter Liverpool’s pressing and hard running by posing a threat going forward. His runs and goal-scoring will be important tools for Wolves at Anfield.
Liverpool will start fast out of the blocks with a high press, high tempo, and control of possession. With the backing of the Anfield crowd, Klopp’s men will be looking to hit a decisive blow early on.
Wolves will look to absorb the early pressure and come out unscathed before the game settles down. Lage’s side will look to use the counterattacks and set pieces to trouble Liverpool.
Liverpool will win the match and take all three points.
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