Who: Liverpool vs Wolves
When: Sunday, December 6th @ 2:15pm ET
Line: Liverpool -190 | Draw +310| Leicester +550
Welcome back, Liverpool supporters!
Anfield will start allowing a small number of fans (2,000) inside its hallowed grounds on Sunday.
Premier League co-leaders Liverpool face Diogo Jota’s old team, Wolves. The Wolves are never an easy out for the Reds, so expect an intense and tough match.
Here’s a Liverpool vs Wolves preview.
Liverpool vs Wolves preview: Who will Klopp start this match?
Ok, first, here’s a list of the ELEVEN INJURED LIVERPOOL FIRST TEAM PLAYERS CURRENTLY.
Obviously, getting a fit Trent Alexandar-Arnold back will be a massive boost (Naby Keita, not so much).
Caoimhín Kelleher, after a huge Champions League performance, has already been named the starting keeper.
Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson are expected to go.
With that in mind, here’s a potential starting XI:
Neco Williams, Fabinho, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson
Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones
Diogo Jota, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane
It seems fitting that Klopp would give Jota the start against his old club. With Liverpool’s spot as group leaders in the Champions League secure, Klopp can also give his regulars plenty of run. However, expect Roberto Firmino to come on early. If TAA is cleared to play, he’ll get plenty of time in the second half as well.
Wolves are almost entirely healthy. Their one injury though is a big one: Raul Jimenez. The striker has a fractured skull thanks to a boneheaded play by David Luiz (of course).
With Jota in red and Jimenez out, the scoring burden falls on in-form 20 year-old Pedro Neto and out-of-form Adama Traore. Problem is, Jimenez is crucial in Wolves’ counter-attacks. They could bust Liverpool’s high line more effectively with Jimenez. He’s their best finisher. He’s just too big of a loss in a match like this to overcome.
Expect one of those “wow Liverpool are the best team in England!” performances. Reds cruise to a 3-0 win.