The Reds welcomed supporters back to Anfield in style. This win keeps Liverpool level on points with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Arsenal 2-0 in the north London derby earlier on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers stay 10th after suffering a fourth league defeat of the season.
Good news for Liverpool fans as Trent Alexander-Arnold returned from injury as a substitute and played the 30 mins. It’s a big boost for the Premier League champions who are struggling with plenty of injuries in defense.
LIVERPOOL 4-0 WOLVES TEAM NEWS:
Diogo Jota suffered the rotation blues against his old club and was left on the bench. He was joined there by the returning Trent Alexander-Arnold, while Caiomhin Kelleher made his Premier League debut in goal.
Wolves haven’t directly replaced Raul Jimenez, who fractured his skull against Arsenal last weekend.
Ruben Neves came into the starting XI, which suggested a switch from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, with Daniel Podence as a false nine.
While the margin of win may indicate dominance from the hosts but this actually wasn’t the case. Rather, Wolves kept Liverpool at bay while launching attacks of their own till the 24th minute when a mistake from their captain, Conor Coady, set up Salah for a left-footed finish.
Liverpool maintained their lead into halftime after VAR overruled a decision to award Wolves’ Conor Coady a penalty after replay showed Sadio Mane’s apparent kick didn’t connect.
Liverpool upped the tempo after the break and a second goal wasn’t long in coming.
Georginio Wijnaldum then doubled the lead two minutes before the hour mark and Matip adding the third nine minutes later.
Semedo then ended up directing the ball into his own goal during an attempt to block Mane in the 78th minute The occasion marked a triumphant return to Anfield for Liverpool’s supporters, who had to watch on TV due to the COVID-19 pandemic as their club secured a first league title since 1990.
Liverpool will face Midtjylland in the Champions League on 9th Dec at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.
LIVERPOOL 4-0 WOLVES PLAYER PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Mohamed Salah – 8 (MOTM)
Instinctive finish for his goal and a fine assist later on for Matip.
Gini Wijnaldum – 8
Excellent throughout and scored a stunner.
Fabinho – 8
Several vital tackles to stop Wolves’ counter-threat. Two great clearances from in the six-yard box.
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