Wolves would prove difficult if they click

Wolves manager O’Neil will be keen on a repeat win of last season. — Reuters

LIVERPOOL, who are unbeaten this season, look to extend their run to keep in touch with league leaders and champions Manchester City.

Having picked up three back-to-back wins including a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United while being down to 10 men, and 3-0 against Aston Villa, the Reds will be brimming with confidence as they next face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium.

The Reds, in third place, are still a team in transition after undergoing an overhaul in midfield, but they should be able to come away with all three points against Wolves.

Their recent performances have certainly gotten supporters excited and dreaming of more glory as Jurgen Klopp attempts to erase memories of the abysmal outing last season.

There are certainly plenty of things to look forward to, especially with how quickly Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister have integrated into the side.

Szoboszlai’s performances in the last few games have also endeared himself to the supporters, with his work-rate and technical abilities being really impressive.

Against Wolves, Klopp will be without club captain Virgil van Dijk, while vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold is in a race against time to be fit.

The Dutchman was hit with a further one-match ban following his red card at St James’ Park last month, while the right-back picked up an injury against Aston Villa.

Joe Gomez, who played well against Villa, looks set to keep his place alongside Joel Matip in the heart of defence.

Should Alexander-Arnold fail a fitness test, defensive midfielder Wataru Endo, another summer signing, could fill in, having played in the position during his earlier years.

Deadline-day signing Ryan Gravenberch could also be in line to make his debut.

As for 15th-place Wolves, Gary O’Neil’s team will hope to come out on top over Liverpool, like they did last season with a 3-0 win over a woeful Reds side, to ascend the table.

Wolves have not been playing too badly but do really need to perform better and take their chances when it matters.

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