I’m really looking forward to this one.
Having beaten Southampton, it feels like the pressure is off and the lads can take a free swipe at the runaway leaders.
Although we could and maybe should have got a result in December, we haven’t hit the heights against Liverpool since returning to the Premier League.
To get anything tomorrow, we must hit the heights and even that might not be enough to get it done.
But if everyone is at their maximum we’re going to push the European and World champions to the limit.
How often can you say that of a Wolves team?
They haven’t lost in 22 league games this season and only tripped up once in 38 last time, while also collecting the Champions League trophy.
I’m not one of these people who hate Liverpool, but if you are, boy, is this a bad time for you. They’re going to win the league this time and it’s a big ask for anyone to put them out in Europe over two legs so they’ll probably go the distance again in that competition too.
When people think Liverpool they usually think Salah, Mane and Firmino, but I think Allison, van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold.
Not only do those defensive players provide an incredible shield (just 14 goals conceded in the league – 9 less than anyone else) they also create and score goals themselves.
They’ve got plenty of physicality in midfield too, which gives them balance and cover when those defenders go charging forward.
It’s just a really well-constructed team and little surprise nobody in world football has been able to live with them for a good while now.
They’re the only elite team who blend equal parts craft and finesse with pace and physicality, which is why they’re currently putting other heavyweights in the shade.
The away end
A few comments lifted from the pre-match thread on the Red & White Kop forum:
Personally think this is our hardest remaining away game . There looking at possibly a top four finish and gave us a difficult game last month so will be up for revenge .
They’re a fine side, no doubt about it. And it’s good to have the gold of Wolves in the top flight regardless of how Brexity their supporters seem to be these days. But they should be easy pickings for the Reds on Thursday. Anyone who comes out and attempts to play football against us is going to suffer. All I ask is that we’re more clinical in front of goal than we’ve been in the last two matches. I want to see us start sticking 4 and 5 past teams.
They’ll also be fired up after the first game. Have a few Wolves fan friends who felt the offside call was a joke and they did more than enough to get something out of the game. Plus they’ll have belief after going down 2-0 to come back to win 2-3 at the weekend. I think we win easily if we have our shooting boots on.
I can’t see us conceding, our defence and keeper just look to impregnable at the moment. At the other end, we create too much not to score, so reckon we’ll win this 2-0.
Wolves are a good side but their threat is overrated. They do give you a tough game but dont carry a killer punch or threat. They have yet to score against us and have they had a big chance since they have been promoted?
I respect this wolves side and their manager a lot more than Utd. will be a tight game
I like Wolves, got a bit of time for them, they can be dangerous, I like their manager and his style, good team… let’s fuckin humble them.
The side continues to pick itself but there’s the salivating prospect of having Jota and Boly on the bench.
Might be a bit soon for the big man, but Jota hasn’t been out long, so if he’s recovered from whatever injury he was nursing, he could give us a different point of attack if we’re struggling.
Doesn’t look like new signing Leonardo Campana will be part of the senior side in the immediate, but if the strong rumours linking us with winger Daniel Podence come to fruition I’ll be a happy camper having been impressed with what I saw of him against Spurs in the Champions League.
I think we’re shy a creative central midfield player and if Neves or Moutinho were to get injured I’d worry how we’d cope. Neither Dendoncker or Saiss are quite so effective going forward.
Still, things are looking better than they did a week ago so mustn’t grumble.
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Nobody predicted the 3-2 scoreline at Southampton last time out but plenty of you correctly thought Wolves would win so well done to everyone who got the 2 points. This is how the top of the Prediction League table is shaping up with Iceni Wolf 4 points clear at the top.
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Up The Wolves!