Logic dictates Man City will win on Sunday rendering the result of this game irrelevant.
But logic it would seem, has long since left town.
The herculean efforts of Liverpool and Spurs are a timely reminder that incredible things happen in these season-defining moments.
Maybe Brighton will do the unthinkable? Or City will throw it away?
Whatever is playing out down south though, you’d be a fool to think the result at Anfield is a foregone conclusion.
Liverpool are the only team in the top six Wolves haven’t shaken down for Premier League points and their scalp – particularly in such a high profile game – would round off the season in style.
This could be pure theatre and it’s a pleasure to be involved.
Bring. It. On.
Over the two legs, they were deserving winners against Barcelona. They should never have been three goals down in the first place so justice was ultimately served.
The desire, the spirit and the relentless running of everyone in a red shirt really cancelled out anything the Spanish giants had to offer and it was a pleasure to see Suarez depart with tail firmly between legs.
The atmosphere – like the comeback – was awe-inspiring. You could feel the crowd right on top of the players throughout. It’s going to be the same again on Sunday, particularly if they smell blood in the water.
Mo Salah will likely return to the side, assuming the rules around concussion clear him to do so, but others were hobbling around on Tuesday night.
Andy Robertson came off at half time and could be a doubt for Sunday. He’s been a star performer this season and would be a big miss if he’s out for the two finals they will now contest.
Unsurprisingly, their home form is terrifying with 16 wins from 18 matches in the league and zero defeats. Only Man City and Leicester have left Anfield with anything.
The home end
Some views lifted from the match thread on the Red & White Kop forum.
Nowt against Wolves, they’re having a boss season, but facing us… now? After last night? Let’s tear em to shreds
Just about getting the win this against the third ‘team of the season’. What a year they’ve had and it’s gonna be tough. Just get the win reds and hope for a minor miracle in Brighton.
Wolves have been impressive and they’ll want to get something out of the match, but our players are full of confidence and Anfield is once more a fortress. Regardless of what happens in the City-Brighton match, we need to focus on ourselves and get the three points.
I know a couple of Wolves fans and make no mistake they are up for this big time – they want Liverpool’s scalp, they’re a hugely ambitious club. One thing we’ll need in abundance against these is energy, hopefully we have plenty left in the tank after Tuesday night’s game.
I’m not sure what’s left to say about this team other than I hope we can retain it for another season. Improving it would be grand, but this squad over 38 games could do even better next time.
Will Nuno give anyone a charitable run-out? I wouldn’t have thought so given the importance of the fixture.
There was talk of Norris getting a start but if that was the case, why would he have come on for the last 3 seconds of the Fulham game?
I was disappointed in the changes made to the side at Sunderland in our final game last season, which prevented us cresting the 100 point marker. That team deserved the gravitas of a 100 point campaign.
We were still getting our act together properly back in December when Liverpool beat us at Molineux, so it would be great to see our established XI pushing them all the way.
Nail biting stuff on the final game week of the Prediction League with Wolvo Dave and Teddy Eley locked on 45 points. Good luck to both of you.
Well done to Adrian, Paulcooksleftpeg and StuWolf who all took a maximum for correctly forecasting 1-0 against Fulham.
I also want to give special mention to last season’s Prediction League winner The Witley Wanderer, who was great company prior to last week’s game and not shy in reminding me of his past success.
I say this every year but I want to send something to the winners of the PL past and present and that will definitely happen over the summer, so look out for my email chaps.
Thanks again to everyone for taking part this season and adding to these previews with great comments, it’s always a lot of fun.
As always, if you want to join in simply leave your prediction in the comment section below, which is where you’ll find my best guess.
Up The Wolves!