Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool, 21 December 2018

Score2-0 to Liverpool
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueMolineux
Attendance31,358
Kick-off: 8.00pm Wolverhampton Wanderers' last win against Liverpool at Molineux remained as a 1-0 on 29 August 1981. They had now lost each of their last four games in the Premier League against the Reds. Premier League Head to Head Played: 9 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 1 Drawn: 2 Liverpool won: 6 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 3 Liverpool scored: 14

0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

2 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

Goals:

Goals:

Mohamed Salah 19 G
Virgil Van Dijk 68 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Willy Boly
Defender Matt Doherty
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Substitutions:

Morgan Gibbs-White for João Moutinho 63
Ivan Cavaleiro for Adama Traoré 63
Rúben Vinagre for Jonny 81

Substitutions:

Adam Lallana for Naby Keïta 58
Georginio Wijnaldum for Roberto Firmino 76
Nathaniel Clyne for Sadio Mané 87

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Midfielder/Forward Hélder Costa
Forward Léo Bonatini
Forward Ivan Cavaleiro

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Nathaniel Clyne
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Forward Divock Origi

Comments:

League position: 7th Wolverhampton Wanderers' failed in their attempt to win four consecutive games in the top division for the first time since January 1972. That sequence ended with a goalless draw against Liverpool at Molineux. Wolves had now lost their last 12 games in the top division played on a Friday since April 1965. They had now lost four of their last six home league games; as many as in their previous 34 league games at Molineux.

Comments:

League position: 1st This Friday night win ensured that Liverpool would be top of the Premier League on Christmas Day. In eight of the last ten seasons, the team that was top at Christmas went onto win the Premier League title. Liverpool were the last side to fail to do so in both seasons (2008-09 and 2013-14). The Reds had now won their last six games in all competitions. They had now won 25 league games in 2018; their most in a year since 1990 (also 25). Wolves were the 27th different team that manager Jürgen Klopp had now faced in the Premier League. He had now beaten all 27 opponents. Jordan Henderson became the 59th player to make 300 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.