Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 12 May 2019

Score2-0 to Liverpool
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance53,331
Kick-off: 3.00pm Wolverhampton Wanderers failed in their attempt to win in consecutive visits to Anfield for the first time since 1950. Premier League Head to Head Played: 10 Liverpool won: 7 Drawn: 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 1 Liverpool scored: 16 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 3

2 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Goals:

Sadio Mané 17 G
Sadio Mané 81 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Joël Matip
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah
Forward Divock Origi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Willy Boly
Defender Matt Doherty
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Substitutions:

James Milner for Divock Origi 64
Joe Gomez for Andy Robertson 84
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Georginio Wijnaldum 88

Substitutions:

Adama Traoré for Matt Doherty 80
Morgan Gibbs-White for João Moutinho 84
Rúben Vinagre for Jonny 84

Cards:

Cards:

Ryan Bennett 49 Y
Diogo Jota 50 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Max Kilman
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Midfielder/Forward Hélder Costa
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Ivan Cavaleiro

Comments:

Final league position 2018-19: 2nd Liverpool would have been champions of the Premier League for the first time had Manchester City failed to win their final game of the season at Brighton and Hove Albion (won 4-1). The Reds became the first team ever to lose only one league game in a season in the top division and fail to win the title. With 97 points, they broke the record for runners-up to finish with most points in any of Europe's top five leagues; previously 96 by Real Madrid in 2009-10 when they finished three points behind Pep Guardiola's Barcelona. Their final points total of 97 would have won the Premier League title in 25 of the 27 seasons in the competition's history. The only totals higher had been by Pep Guardiola's Manchester City (100 in the previous season and 98 in this season). Manchester City and Liverpool accrued a combined total of 195 points in 2018-19; the most accumulated by the top two in a top division season. On a three points for a win basis, the previous record was 185 by Arsenal and Leeds United in League Division One in 1970-71. The last team to be top going into the final day of a top division season and not win the title remained as Liverpool in 1988-89 in League Division One. Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah (with 22 goals each) shared this season's Golden Boot award for the Premier League's leading scorer along with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Alisson Becker won this season's Golden Gloves award in the Premier League by keeping 21 clean sheets. Only one goalkeeper had kept more in a season in the division (Petr Cech for Chelsea in 2004-05 with 24). This was now the first time since 1979-80 that Liverpool had remained unbeaten at home in consecutive league seasons. The Reds won 22 home games in all competitions in this season; their most home wins in a season since 2000-01 (22).

Comments:

Final league position 2018-19: 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers ended the season with the highest position and points total (57) by a newly-promoted team in the Premier League since Ipswich Town finished fifth with 66 points in 2000-01. Wolves failed in their attempt to win four consecutive games in the top division for the first time since January 1972 in League Division One. Former Liverpool defender Conor Coady became one of only three outfield players to play in every minute of their 38 games in this Premier League season (also Ben Mee of Burnley and Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojević).