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Wolves vs Liverpool PREVIEW

Preview stats Wolves vs Liverpool.

The English Premier League, December 04, Kick-off 13:00 GMT

Wolves vs Liverpool PREVIEW STATS

WOLVES STATS

Since their return to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have lost just two of their 13 home league games kicking off at 3pm on Saturday (W7 D4), going down 2-0 against Watford in October 2018 and 5-2 against Chelsea in September 2019.

Wolves have won just one of their 14 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D2 L11), winning 1-0 at Anfield in December 2010. They’ve lost their last nine against the Reds in the competition by an aggregate score of 20-2.

Wolves have kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets, as many as they’d kept in their previous 18 such games beforehand. They are looking to keep four in a row for the first time since a run between March and June 2020.

Wolves’ last two Premier League games have ended 0-0 – the last side to draw three games goalless in a row were West Ham in December 2015. However, their opponents Liverpool have scored in their last 24 Premier League games, the longest ongoing such run in the division.

LIVERPOOL STATS

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has won all six of his Premier League games against Wolves, his best 100% winning record against any opponent in his top-flight managerial career.

Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last eight away league games against Wolves (W5 D3), with their last league defeat at Molineux coming back in August 1981 (0-1).

Liverpool have scored 43 goals in 14 Premier League games this season, with only Man City in both 2011-12 (48) and 2017-18 (44) scoring more at this stage of a Premier League season. However, the Reds are third in the table, with Wolves in 1959-60 the last side to have scored that many at this stage and not be top of the league having played the same number of games as the team at the top (scored 43, were 3rd).

TOP PLAYER(S) STATS

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in at least one goal in his last 12 Premier League appearances, either scoring (12 goals) or assisting (6 goals) in every match. In Premier League history, only Jamie Vardy (15 in a row between August and December 2015) has been involved in a goal in more consecutive appearances.

Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson could become the 15th Scotsman to make 200 Premier League appearances in this match, and the first since James McArthur in April 2018. Robertson’s 43 assists are the most any Scotsman has provided in his first 200 games in the competition, 11 more than the next most (Gary McAllister, 32).

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota turns 25 on the day of this game. He could become just the third player to score a Premier League goal on his birthday against a side he previously played for in the competition, after Emmanuel Adebayor (for Spurs vs Arsenal in 2012) and Juan Mata (for Man Utd vs Chelsea in 2019).

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