I don’t know if Diego Costa will turn out to be a good signing for Wolves, but I’m looking forward to finding out.
This team has a lot of good technical quality but can be passive, ineffective and weak – three attributes you wouldn’t associate with the former Chelsea striker.
After the cruel loss of Kalajdzic, this is a much needed uplift for both the players and supporters heading into a difficult sequence of games.
We’ve taken zero points from four matches at Anfield since returning to the Premier League, so it doesn’t get much tougher than tomorrow.
Is now a good time to be playing the reds? Floundering (by their standards) in the league and smashed by Napoli in the week, there are growing question marks over Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The concern for us would be that they rebounded from their last morale-sapping defeat to stick nine past Bournemouth. They also have players returning from injury that could solve some of their recent issues.
Matip, Thiago, Jota and new midfield signing Arthur Melo could all step into the starting XI tomorrow and provide fresh purpose. I fully expect that to happen.
Selling Sadio Mane combined with a series of injuries has exposed them, but once they find a rhythm they will eventually migrate back towards the top two or three positions. There are too many good players there to struggle in the longer term.
Aside from bludgeoning Bournemouth, they’ve drawn with Palace and won by the skin of their teeth against Newcastle at Anfield so far but no defeats yet. They didn’t lose a single home league game last season either.
The frustrating thing about watching Napoli take Liverpool apart was that I know Wolves won’t approach the game with the same aggression as the Italians. It’s not in their makeup.
Raul might well be available but I wonder if Bruno might go for the False 9 option and hope to see more of the ball than we’ve mustered in recent visits?
That would mean bringing either Guedes or Traore or Hwang into the team and moving Podence into the middle. We did OK at Spurs with something similar and it gave us a level of control.
Boubacar Traoré should be available and it will be handy to have another midfield option to call upon, although you’d expect him to be eased in over time.
Well done to Rich, OrkneyWolf, Desert Wolf, StrangeLuck and Mutt1eigh for all correctly forecasting a 1-0 victory over Southampton last weekend.
Rich takes the outright lead at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 6.
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