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Liverpool go top with 3-1 in premier league win against Wolves


Liverpool go top with 3-1 in premier league win against Wolves

Liverpool showcased their resilience and dominance in a sensational second-half performance as they came from behind to defeat Wolves 3-1, securing a well-deserved victory that catapulted them to the top of the Premier League table.

In the early stages, Hwang Hee-chan gave Wolves the lead against their sluggish opponents at Molineux, with the home side creating numerous chances to extend their advantage in a sparkling first-half display.

However, Liverpool emerged reinvigorated after the break, equalizing through Cody Gakpo just ten minutes into the second half. Jurgen Klopp’s men relentlessly pressed Wolves, eventually reaping the rewards with an 85th-minute goal from Andy Robertson and an own goal from Hugo Bueno, adding a gleaming touch to their scoreline.

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With their fourth consecutive win, Liverpool climbed to the summit of the Premier League, setting the stage for the upcoming 14:00 GMT kick-offs.

Although Wolves have struggled to find their cutting edge this season, they began brightly, with Pedro Neto and signing Jean-Ricner Bellegarde proving to be constant threats. Neto played a pivotal role in Wolves’ early breakthrough, seamlessly maneuvering through Liverpool’s defense before delivering a precise cross to Hwang, who finished the chance expertly from a tight angle, beating goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The high-energy performance of the home side kept Liverpool on their toes, especially with the absence of Virgil van Dijk due to suspension and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury, which hindered Liverpool from exerting meaningful control.

Yet, Wolves’ incisive attacks were let down by their lack of finishing quality, as they squandered several inviting opportunities to extend their lead. Defender Craig Dawson missed a header from a corner at the back post, and Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha mistimed his jump horribly, failing to convert an excellent chance created by Neto.

Towards the end of the first half, Liverpool started to create their own chances, indicating the imminent threat they posed. Jurgen Klopp made a halftime substitution, bringing on Luis Diaz for Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. The Colombian came close to equalizing with a header in the opening moments of the second half.

As Klopp prepared to make more substitutions, Gakpo found an opportunity to level the score with his final touch. Mohamed Salah, who had been relatively quiet throughout the game, received the ball on the right and delivered a sharp cross into the box. Gakpo was in the right place at the right time to poke the ball past the goalkeeper and bring Liverpool back on level terms.

With their confidence soaring, Liverpool continued to press and took the lead in the 85th minute. After a poor clearance from Wolves’ goalkeeper, Andy Robertson seized the opportunity in midfield. The Scotland defender surged forward, exchanging a quick one-two pass with Salah before confidently finishing from close range, giving Liverpool the much-needed advantage.

Liverpool wasn’t done yet. In the dying moments of the game, Harvey Elliott unleashed a powerful shot that took a significant deflection off Wolves’ defender Hugo Bueno, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance to save it. The deflection propelled the ball into the back of the net, securing a comfortable 3-1 victory for Liverpool.

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