I can’t help but think one point from the last two was a disappointing return.
Fulham are going along well but given how the game unfolded, that was a big missed opportunity to collect a maximum to balance out a stifling loss to Bournemouth.
Much like the match at Villa Park in January, Wolves were well on top but failed to fully exert their dominance and lost their rhythm after a goal conceded from nothing.
Still, as we’ve seen so often in recent weeks, points are being collected in unexpected places by all the teams at the bottom so we should view the next three as opportunities to do just that.
We’ve been more than competitive in all the games against Liverpool this season, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t expect the same again tomorrow.
After losing at Molineux things were starting to look rosy again for the reds before Real Madrid stormed back to all but eliminate them from the Champions League.
That really just leaves a top-four finish in the Premier League as their sole objective, making a stalemate against Palace last time out less than ideal.
As with more than a few of their games this season, they could easily have won or lost that one and remain unconvincing in defence, even with van Dijk back in the team.
His return along with Jota and Firmino at least gives Jugen Klopp more options as he looks to rediscover a winning combination.
Darwin Nunez missed the draw at Selhurst Park with a shoulder injury but could return tomorrow.
Losing Matheus Cunha was a blow because his combination play with Raul, Sarabia and Nunes was the highlight of our performance at Craven Cottage. We never recovered after he went off.
Podence, Costa or Traore are the realistic options and Adama is the man Lopetegui has turned to most often so the smart money is probably on his inclusion.
I’m not sure what’s happened to Pedro Neto after his 45 minutes for the U21s. I had hoped we’d see him amongst the substitutes in the last two games but he’s vanished completely.
Gomes, Ait-Nouri and Moutinho are others that could enter the fray if the head coach is considering rotation.
Well done to Prawny, Sea Pigeon, Portuguese men of Wolves, Woodend wolf, Rich, DebenhamWolf, Sandwich Wolf, DeptfordWolf, Pete Dunbar and me for getting the 1-1 scoreline correct against Fulham.
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