Spitting Image’s return to the small screen has heralded very little fanfare, but there’s one sketch that tickled me.
The clip in question parodies the (until recently) boundless enthusiasm of Jürgen Klopp, even as he is violently abused by opposition fans.
Ending with Klopp looking on the bright side of life despite his head lying dismembered in his kitchen sink, it’s certainly not a gag one would expect to be able to easily empathise with.
But analysing Wolves’ performances this season has often been akin to clutching at straws, desperately seeking a needle of positivity as the haystack seemingly burns around you.
Tonight was no different.
On the whole, I thought we played well. As was the case against Palace, the return of Dendoncker allowed Moutinho and in particular Neves to orchestrate proceedings from midfield.
Even when Everton profited from our slack defending with an early goal, you always sensed we would get back into the game.
But that crucial knack of killing matches continues to evade us in the absence of key players, none more so than Raul.
Fabio Silva may well end up fulfilling his potential, but I’m beginning to fear it won’t be at Wolves.
The longer he is allowed to continue churning out toothless displays at the head of our attack, the more his inflated price tag will become an albatross around his neck.
Surely he can’t start on Saturday?
I’m far from convinced that Cutrone holds the answer to our problems, but the self-proclaimed pasta merchant must be given his chance against them lot down the road.
With Adama and Podence out, our only persistent attacking threat came from Neto and the on-song Neves.
Our inability to make the most of our possession meant the more experienced visitors always had a chance of nicking all three points, and that’s exactly what they did courtesy of Keane’s towering header.
Assuming a miracle return for our felled Mexican starlet isn’t on the cards any time soon, it would surely be madness not to try and sign a forward this month.
Though shelling out for a short-term solution goes against Fosun’s modus operandi, it could make all the difference in the months ahead.