Anfield will play host to Wolves on Sunday night and welcome fans back into the stadium after 9 months of absence. Both sides will relish a chance to go head-to-head in a fixture that was close last season but saw Liverpool edge it.
Liverpool could see Trent Alexander Arnold and Naby Keita return to action this weekend after returning to training later in the week. James Milner and Alisson are out for this game after sustaining injuries in the last gameweek.
Wolves will be without star striker, Raul Jimenez after a horrific head injury against Arsenal last week. Roman Saiss is fit for the game and will be in contention to start at Anfield, after recovering from COVID-19.
Liverpool will look to bounce back after dropping points late in stoppage time at the Amex, last week. Klopp’s men will look to extend their 64-game unbeaten home run in a difficult matchup at Anfield. The reds have been creative this season but have been leaky at the back after losing their two first-choice center-backs to long-term injuries and now have to cope with the absence of first-choice goalkeeper, Alisson Becker. Diogo Jota is enjoying a period of great form in front of goal and is a huge goal-threat against his former side. The depth across the field and the level of form of all their players will be key against a disciplined Wolves side.
Wolves will look to beat Liverpool and add another big six scalp after beating Arsenal last week. Jimenez will be a huge miss for Nuno’s team but the options provided by Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Adama Traore and Fabio Silva will ease the burden and hopefully yield positive results. It remains to be seen if Nuno Espirito Santo sticks with a back-four that has yielded results in the last two games or return to a time-tested back-three. With a congested period coming in December, Nuno will rotate a lot to keep players fresh but isn’t expected to make any major changes against the Reds.
This fixture was a tight one last season and current form suggests that both sides will come out swinging and look to take their chances on Sunday night. A win for the Reds will keep them top and a win for Wolves will serve as a boost ahead of a pivotal number of games during the Christmas period. Fans are back at Anfield and will be loud on a cold night in Merseyside.