Wolves 0-1 Liverpool: Major Talking Points

Liverpool secured a 0-1 victory at Molineux thanks to a goal from the former Wolves man Diogo Jota. Here are the major talking points from the victory.
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Liverpool may have won the game, but it ended on a devastating note. We would first of all like to send our best wishes to Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patrício as he suffered a head injury late in the game.

The win was immense for The Reds as others around them slipped up this weekend. This result leaves Jürgen Klopp's side just 5 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea..

Wolves Early Penalty Claim

The home side started the game on top. Just a few minutes into the tie, the referee may have given a penalty to them. Alisson flapped at a cross that dropped towards Nelson Semedo. The Brazilian then came rushing out and seemingly fouled the wing-back. 

Alisson warms up for Liverpool

Alisson warms up for Liverpool

On another day, the referee gives that penalty. With this Liverpool team suffering a crisis of confidence, it may have been a blow that they wouldn't have recovered from. Luckily for the Reds, the referee waved it away instantly. 

Liverpool Score a First Half Goal

Liverpool might have left it late, but they have finally scored a goal in the first half. Nathaniel Phillips towered above the opposition on the halfway line, this then released Sadio Mané. 

After some nice interchange with Mo Salah, Mané then put Diogo Jota through on goal. A first time effort caught the Wolves' keeper by surprise at his near post.

Jota scores the games only goal

Jota scores the games only goal

This goal showed the potential that this front three can have. The interplay was quick, precise and caught Wolves off guard. If these players can click in the coming weeks and months, Liverpool can end the season strongly.

Get Well Soon, Rui

Salah was put through on goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and he slotted home. Unfortunately for the Egyptian, he was slightly offside. In the proceedings, Conor Coady and his goalkeeper collided. This then appeared to knock the Portuguese goalkeeper out cold. 

We send our best wishes to him and his family. This was a devastating blow to Wolves who have already had to deal with Raul Jimenez's horrific injury.

The Push for Top Four

This win has given hope for the automatic Champions League places. After a weekend in which Chelsea, West Ham, Everton & Tottenham dropped points, it was vital that the team picked up three points. It may not have been the easiest of victories, but the three points were secured.

Liverpool are now five points behind Chelsea in fourth, and with an international break now in place, they have time to rest and push for CL football. They may still be outside favourites, but they have given themselves every chance with this result.