Liverpool claimed a dramatic 3-1 comeback victory over Wolves, securing the top spot in the Premier League in the process.
The match at Molineux saw Liverpool trailing 1-0 after an early goal by Wolves’ Hwang Hee-Chan. Wolves dominated the first half, and only a missed opportunity by Matheus Cunha prevented them from extending their lead.
Liverpool’s performance improved in the second half, with Cody Gakpo scoring the equalizer. The Reds then secured the win with a late own goal by Hugo Bueno, sealing their third comeback victory of the season.
Manager Jurgen Klopp had expressed frustration with the fixture schedule before the early kick-off, and his mood didn’t improve when Wolves took an early lead.
Wolves played aggressively, and Liverpool struggled to find their rhythm, with Mohamed Salah and Diego Jota missing opportunities.
Wolves had a chance to double their lead but missed a golden opportunity when Cunha mistimed his header from close range.
Liverpool had a brief resurgence before halftime, with Jose Sa making a save from Salah’s shot.
In the second half, Klopp introduced Luis Diaz, who played a role in Liverpool’s equalizing goal, with Gakpo tapping in a low cross from Salah.
Wolves found themselves on the defensive as Liverpool pushed for the win, with Max Kilman making a crucial block to deny Darwin Nunez a late goal.
Ultimately, Liverpool’s late show secured them the victory and the top spot in the Premier League.
Yet the Reds struck with four minutes left after Sa gifted them a second.
The goalkeeper’s poor clearance was collected by Robertson mid-way inside the Wolves half. He advanced to dart into the area, swapped passes with Salah and finish under Sa.
There was still time for a third in stoppage time when Elliott’s 20-yard drive clipped Bueno to wrongfoot Sa and roll in off the post.