29 December 2019 live
Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
We didn’t expect an easy win but the red tide remains on-top after a sounding 4-0 victory against 2nd placed Leicester City. Liverpool was firing on all pistons on Boxing Day – taking their closest rivals, Leicester City apart to stretch the gap at top to 13 points. Jurgen Klopp refused to commit to reporters on Live-TV about already winning the league title. Rather he preferred to say he takes it “one game after another”.
Liverpool will now face Wolves who just defeated Manchester City 3-2 less than 48 hours ago. A win for Liverpool will stretch the gap at the top to 16 points. So far, they have not lost any of their last six games; WWWWWW. Looking at the bigger picture Liverpool hasn’t lost any premiere League game this season. ‘The Reds’ have played 18 matches and won 17, recording only 1 Draw and 0 Losses. In total they have scored 46 goals – the most in the league and conceded only 14 – the least in the league. Sadio Mane and Salah have 9 goals each while Roberto Firmino has 6. They have been unstoppable and have beaten every single rival who has posed a real threat to them this season. One would wonder if Wolverhampton stands any chance against a formidable Liverpool side, but then again Wolves just ‘devoured’ Manchester City – pun intended.
Wolves beat City 3-2 in controversial game which saw City’s goal keeper get a red card in the 12th minute. Despite being 2 goals down, they fought back hard to find an equalizer and then another goal to take the lead in 89’. Adama Traore was a huge inspiration to his side’s victory – scoring one goal and helping to create another for Raul Jimenez (82’). Wolves have won their last two games and lost only once in the last their last six; WWLDWD.
The last time both sides met ended 2-0 in favor of Liverpool with Sadio Mane hitting the back of the net twice (17’, 81’). Liverpool had 59% ball possession while Wolves had 41%. They also completed more passes (603) than Wolves (427). Wolves were more of the aggressive side, committing 11 of out of 14 fouls committed.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 17:30.