Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 29 December 2019

Score1-0 to Liverpool
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance53,326
Kick-off: 4.30pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 11 Liverpool won: 8 Drawn: 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 1 Liverpool scored: 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers had now lost 16 of their last 18 visits to Anfield in the top division, and failed to score in 11 of the last 15.

1 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Goals:

Sadio Mané 42 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Max Kilman
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Pedro Neto
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota

Substitutions:

Naby Keïta for Adam Lallana 67
James Milner for Georginio Wijnaldum 86
Divock Origi for Roberto Firmino 86

Substitutions:

Romain Saïss for Rúben Neves 58
Adama Traoré for Leander Dendoncker 58
Raúl Jiménez for Diogo Jota 72

Cards:

Adam Lallana 45 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender Neco Williams
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Forward Divock Origi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Oskar Buur
Defender Matt Doherty
Defender/Midfielder Owen Otasowie
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Comments:

League position: 1st Liverpool had now achieved a run of 50 home league games without defeat for the third time in the history of the top division; also Liverpool from 1978 to 1980 in League Division One and Chelsea from 2004 to 2008 in the Premier League. On a three points for a win basis, the Reds' points per game average of 2.65 in 2019 became the highest in their history; previously 2.53 in 1893 (17 games in League Division Two). On a three points for a win basis, Liverpool's total of 98 points from their 37 league games in 2019 became the joint-second highest points total in a year in their history; 107 from 46 games in 1982 and 98 points from 43 games in 1979. Jordan Henderson made his 308th appearance in the Premier League since the start of 2010; more than any other player in the competition in the decade. Fellow Red James Milner was second on the list (307). Sadio Mané's goal was initially disallowed for handball but the decision was subsequently overturned following a VAR review.

Comments:

League position: 7th This was Wolverhampton Wanderers' first defeat in their last eight away games in the Premier League (won three). Wolves failed to score for the first time in their last 22 games in all competitions. They had won their final league game in four of the preceding five years. Pedro Neto scored in added time at the end of the first-half but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision. Patrick Cutrone was originally named amongst the substitutes before suffering an injury in the pre-match warm-up. Oskar Buur took his place on the bench.