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Which means that if they can hold out for the last 12 minutes, Wolves will be in the bottom three at the start of the game.
Your teams in black and white
Wolverhampton Wanderers Jose Sa; Nelson Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Ait Nouri; Lemina, Neves, Matheus Luiz; Sarabia, Matheus Cunha, Hwang.
substitutes Bentley, Collins, Jimenez, Daniel Podence, Jonny, Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore, Hodge, Bueno.
Liverpool Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Keita, Bajcetic, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo.
substitutes Kelleher Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Phillips, Kelleher.
Referee Paul Tierney (Wigan)
Sarabia and Dawson are starters for Wolves. Bajcetic, Thiago and Keita form Liverpool’s midfield. We will have the complete equipment for you imminently.
Welcome to live coverage of the third meeting in 29 days between Wolverhampton Wanderers, who started the day 17th, and Liverpool, who started it 10th. Liverpool were very lucky, or Wolves very unlucky, to emerge victorious from both of their FA Cup games, but they showed up at Molineux this afternoon unbeaten there in the league since 1981 and Jurgen Klopp won every league game they’ve played. his team played there.
After their poor showing at Brighton in the Cup following two defeats and a league draw, Klopp will be looking for a spark to suggest they can replicate their 2020-21 spring renaissance. He signaled yesterday that it was time to step up and banish all thoughts of pity for his injury and loss of form.
“Self-pity is not allowed right now,” he said. “We are human beings and we know those moments when you think ‘My God, everything is working against me.’ There is only one person who can really change that and that is yourself. These kinds of things can and will happen in the future too, but it’s about limiting the time to get back to normal.”
While Klopp was unable to adequately explain why the likes of Fabinho and captain Jordan Henderson – both of whom fell to the bench in recent matches when a revamped midfield and, to a lesser extent, Mohamed Salah – have tested with some success, have struggled for form, He knows that the situation can be reversed.
And he pointed to the recent resurgence of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford this season after more than 18 months in the wild as an example.
“We all see that some players didn’t reach exactly the level they reached for us consistently for four or five or six years. That’s not unusual, it happens to other players too,” Klopp added before the trip to face Wolves for the third time. in 29 days.
“One of the best examples in history will probably be Marcus Rashford. The season he had last year and the season he has this year, I’m not sure I can really explain it.
“Erik ten Hag comes in, new guys, different approach of course, but it’s not like Marcus didn’t want to deliver last year. Now he’s flying. That’s how it works. The times between these two extremes are you have to wear it and go through it and fight through it.”
They will have to fight here without Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate and Roberto Firmino, as well as their long-term absentees Diogo Jota, Luis Díaz and Arthur.
As for Wolves, who have had two wins, two losses and a league tie with Julen Lopetegui, his signing in the transfer window gives them the confidence they can fight their way to safety. Joao Gomes, Craig Dawson, Dan Bentley, Mario Lemina, Pablo Sarabia and Matheus Cunha all arrived in January and the manager says they are now equipped to stay awake.
“When I arrived we had 23 finals and it’s still the same. We have many finals and you have to think step by step, game by game,” said Lopetegui. I don’t know any other way to work to achieve your goals. It’s going to be a long race to the finish. We have to be ready to arrive. That is why we need to have a strong mindset.
“The club has done a good job, they have tried to help the team and balance the team. The most important thing is not the window, it is about trying to improve, believing in ourselves and being prepared to achieve our goals. The new additions are here to help, but it’s not just about them.
“It’s about the rest of the players, they are working very hard to improve every day. We have to write the next story on Saturday. We have to be ready to compete against a very good team and fantastic players and be able to overcome this type of team.”
Pedro Neto is not quite ready to return, while Sasa Kalajdzic is out for the season, Chiquinho faces at least a couple more months of rehabilitation and Boubacar Traore could return in March.