Manhandled for a good part of the match, the Reds snatched victory in the last minutes on the Wolves pitch (1-3).
Jostled for almost an hour of play on the Wolverhampton pitch, Liverpool finally won 3-1 and took the lead in the Premier League, putting pressure on Manchester City who traveled to West Ham.
At the opening of the 5th day on the pitch at Molineux Stadium, the Reds perhaps thought they would have a quieter afternoon, facing an opponent in difficulty (3 points in 4 days). But from the first seconds of the match, Jürgen Klopp’s men suffered from the aggressiveness of the Wolves, determined to achieve a big blow in front of their home crowd. Under the leadership of the spinning Pedro Neto, who put poor Joe Gomez to torture, the locals were quickly rewarded. The Portuguese winger eliminated three opponents to infiltrate the area and serve Hwang Hee-Chan at the far post (7th), scorer from close range.
Manhandled in all directions, Liverpool could not get a foot on the ball and continued to suffer despite a good situation for Jota (13th). Pedro Neto, again, narrowly missed the target (19th) as did Kilman (30th) then Dawson (31st) from a corner. In great difficulty in the duels, the Scousers came close to being penalized when Matheus Cunha, served on a plate by Neto, missed his header at close range (34th). Mohamed Salah and his teammates could be happy to be one goal behind at the break, even after a big opportunity for the Egyptian, saved by José Sa (45th).
Liverpool reverses everything, three ists for Salah
Upon returning from the locker room, it did not take long for the balance of power to be completely reversed. The new arrival Luis Diaz sounded the revolt and the Reds only took ten minutes to equalize. Staggered by Jota, Salah offered the goal to Gakpo, lying in wait at the far post (55th). The Orange and Black, like Neto and Bellegarde, very inspired in the first half, faded away as the minutes ped. Unlike their much sharper opponents, who were able to count on over-motivated replacements. Darwin Nunez came up against José Sa (70th) before Andy Robertson delivered. The Scotsman, in a center-forward position, enhanced Salah’s offering (85th). The Pharaoh delighted his teammates until the end, giving Harvey Eliott the goal of the break finally granted to Bueno against his side (91st).
Very close to 4-1 with a final strike from Luis Diaz (95th), Liverpool finally found the resources to turn around a very poorly started match. Wolverhampton may regret their lack of efficiency in the first half, which undoubtedly cost them the three points. In response, the Reds temporarily take the lead in the Premier League (with 13 points) and are full of confidence with a fourth success in a row in the league.