With hindsight, it was stupid to ask what the result of 2019 was in the preview for the City game.
This Wolves team are constantly locked, loaded and ready to produce the extraordinary.
Last night may just top everything.
Consider it lesson learned and as such I will not reach any conclusion on that award until our full set of fixtures for the calendar year have been completed.
And beating the reigning European and World champions on their own patch would be the dictionary definition of saving the best for last.
I’ve never understood why so many people hate Liverpool, but like them or loathe them, this is very much their time.
Jurgen Klopp is a world-class coach with a singular idea about how he wants his team to play.
And the team he’s put together over several years on Merseyside are a wrecking ball.
The power, the pace, the athleticism, the energy, the directness, the relentlessness – it’s all to be admired. They swarm over the opposition and attack from every angle until the damage is done and cruise control can be engaged.
17 wins from 18 league games so far tell you everything. In a competition where it’s so difficult to get any win, they nearly always win.
At Anfield, they do always win. 9 wins from 9 so far, with 26 goals scored and 9 conceded. Leicester, Tottenham and Man City have all been vanquished already.
With a day extra to rest, it’s likely they’ll field their very best XI, but the likes of Origi, Shaqiri and Lallana have all shown they can come in and get the job done in recent weeks.
The home end
Some comments lifted from the pre-match thread on the Red & White Kop forum.
Wolves have a small squad and they went chasing for goals tonight, they’ll be knackered. But I said that Wolves are a better away team so we’ll see. It will be another hard fought match though.
Keep Traoré and Jiménez quiet and I think we’ll have this one since our front three is way sharper than their backline. That being said, both Brighton and Watford got quite exciting and Wolverhampton are by far the best team of those three.
Going to be a tough game, they’ve only lost 3 all season and Traore looks like he’s a handful, almost more suited to a rugby pitch! Would play Mane, Salah and Bobby and then hopefully be in a good position to be able to bring Mane off after 60mins and then rest one of them against Sheffield Utd.
Sensible approach for Wolves would be to make 10 changes and rest their first team for Watford away on Wednesday as some of their players risk injury if they play us on Sunday, especially as they will have to work like mad against us. I think we will make at least 4 changes to our side but we could even see Jones or Williams get a start too.
Can’t say a lot about what Wolves might do but they have some good players and they’ll be tough. We need to be at our best to beat them and I think we can on the showing at Leicester. Adama is their X-factor.
Will Nuno change things? His standard position is always to play the same XI and I think he will, depending on the information he gets back on the recovery of everyone involved against City.
But I suppose if you’re going to give the likes of Cutrone, Neto, Bennett and Vinagre some minutes, this is the time to do it.
Our defence is going to face a serious examination (unless of course, Alisson is also stupid enough to come barreling out in the opening minutes and get himself sent off), and it will be interesting to see how that back three stands up to the challenge.
Looking for somewhere to eat, drink and be merry? Check out the Sports Bar at Casino 36 which has multiple HD screens showing all the major channels as well as a great selection of food and drink.
Well done to Brompton Wolf for being the only one to collect a maximum with an audacious 3-2 prediction versus City. View the full PL table here.
If you’d like to join in this week simply leave your prediction in the comment section below using the boxes provided.
That’s where you’ll also find my best guess for this one.
Up The Wolves!