Liverpool travel to Wolves on the back of an away win against RB Leipzig in the Champions League and will look to turn the form around in the league.
Jurgen Klopp does not have any fresh injury issues hampering his preparations ahead of the trip to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, the Liverpool boss could be handed a major fitness boost and is only likely to have to make do without five first-team players on Sunday.
The Reds struggles at the back are understandable – after an awful run of luck with injuries to key players, they have had to use a staggering 19 different center-back pairings so far, providing little opportunity for building defensive chemistry. Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips kept a clean sheet against RB Leipzig, and as a result, both will likely start.
Star fullbacks Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson haven’t been at their best this season, but their crossing capabilities will cause problems for a Wolves defense that has struggled to deal with aerial deliveries, and they will both start as well. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, as always in the league when fit, completes Liverpool’s defensive unit.
With Jordan Henderson out injured, the Reds midfield will likely be made up of Georginio Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara, and Fabinho, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as narrow, inverted wingers ahead of them, either side of a man well used to playing under the Molineux lights. After injuring his hip against FC Midtjylland in December and spending three months recovering, Diogo Jota is back. Given the recent fitness struggles of Roberto Firmino, who has been dealing with a knee issue, Jota is almost certain to start up front.
This fixture is a must-win for Jurgen Klopp as his team has gone through a rough patch lately. With just two wins in the Premier League in Liverpool’s last five fixtures, a win tonight against Wolverhampton Wanderers could certainly help in boosting the club’s overall morale.