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This incredible Premier League season must draw to a close at some point and our final game of the season falls on Sunday as we face Wolves at Anfield in a game that we must better City’s result at Brighton, if we are to win the Premier League title.

Whilst we have a lot to play for in this fixture, Wolves are already confirmed to finish in Seventh place and may find themselves in Europe, should Chelsea or Arsenal be crowned Europa League Champions.

It would be an incredible achievement for Wolves who were promoted to the Premier League last season and their manager, Nuno Espirito Santos has been rewarded with a doctorate from the University of Wolverhampton, which has led me to think we should just go and give Klopp a knighthood.

Wolves’ season has been very good, especially for a newly promoted side. NES sees his side finishing seventh in their first season back in the Premier League and getting to the semi-final of the FA Cup, having knocked us out earlier on in the season. It has been a superb season for Wolves, who have picked up 16 wins and 9 draws whilst losing on 12 occasions in the league this season.

Wolves have also found themselves in brilliant form against the ‘Top 6’ this season, having only lost three times out of eleven games against Top 6 opposition this season. Liverpool can become the first ‘top six’ team to do the double over them in the league this season after a 2-0 victory for the Reds at The Molineux in December.

For the Reds, we wait to see whether Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are available after the trio missed out during the incredible match against Barcelona. LFC also sweat on the fitness of Andrew Robertson, who had to be replaced at half-time on Tuesday after being kicked by Luis Suarez (*insert rat emoji*).

As for Wolves, they have equalled the record this season for the fewest players used in a single Premier League campaign, using just 19 players. Something that Nuno is very pleased with. “They’ve been a massive help since the beginning. It’s about each and every one of us giving the best of our own abilities but our medical staff are fantastic. “But I insist the credit goes to the players. They are the ones who commit themselves to all the things they are recommended to do and then things will be better for them.”



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Wolves may however make that tally 20 on Sunday as NES has praised Will Norris and may give the goalkeeper his top-flight debut at Anfield on Sunday. “It’s not a reward, it’s something with a small squad that we have, I think everybody has contributed a lot for all the improvement that they’ve given. Not only those that start the game but everybody. So, I think it will be fair, but let’s see and wait.”

With that in mind, predicting the Wolves side may be pretty straight forward to predict for Sunday…

I predict that this will be the Wolves line-up on Sunday. One change from their win against Fulham last weekend with Will Norris coming in for Rui Patricio. Wolves are a side that we cannot underestimate, especially in a fixture of mass importance to us.

Though the title is in City’s hands, it’s still possible for us to complete the best possible double this season. Though it will be gut-wrenching for us to finish second on 97 points, it will round off an absolutely incredible campaign where the Reds have only lost once. Let’s end on a high before we all go to Madrid.

Up the Reds!

Article by Jack Gill 


 

 

 

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