Liverpool v Wolves l Live fans match thread!

Following a well deserved four day break, our mighty Redmen now play host to a pack of marauding Wolves. Despite them scoring just 11 goals to date, the lowest of any of the top 13 EPL clubs, this is still likely to be a rabid and bloody thirsty encounter.

After losing Alpha dog Diogo Jota to us Wolves will be keen to prove they still have plenty of bite.

Heading into this game the season has so far been a turbulent affair, but one thing we can take from all the injury woes has been our young players stepping up and providing a glimpse into potential LFC senior sides of the future.

Current man of the hour is Caoimhin Kelleher. The young Irish Goal Keeper put in a good show against a well drilled Ajax side in our last game and must surely have moved ahead of Adrian as Klopp's go to cover for Alisson, while he continues to recover from injury.


Klopp, who seemed more upbeat in his pre-match presser this week, noted even if Kelleher does move ahead in the pecking order, Adrian still has plenty to offer. Adding that he respected the professional manor in which Adrian had accepted being benched versus Ajax and how on hearing Kelleher had got the nod he'd turned his energy toward helping him prepare.

This followed a comment by a journalist on how he'd been able to hear Henderson verbally guiding Neco Williams through our last game and similarly Klopp detailed how good Henderson and all our senior players are at helping our younger players find their feet and progress. Exactly as it should be at Liverpool FC and nice to hear.


Another of our younger players who is progressing well and quickly becoming not only a fan favourite but a Klopp favourite is local lad Curtis Jones. Last game out providing us guaranteed passage to the competition's later stages with his first ever Champions League goal.


Jones has a deep bag of football tricks in his locker which is one of the reasons Klopp has tremendous faith in him, but not only can he pull off a few tricks and spins he also possesses a high footballing I.Q. This enables him to read the game well and time when to keep things simple and when to try and add some flair. Keep a close eye on this lad because he has a bright future ahead of him.

Focusing on this match and beyond there are still some nervy times ahead with key players remaining out and a couple of other players taking a knock mid-week. Although Klopp has everything crossed that those knocks, to Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson, were just knocks and subject to the normal late fitness assessments they should both be available for selection.


Some promising news also in Trent Alexander Arnold and Naby Keita returning to training in the last day or two but it may still be too soon for them to feature against Wolves. We wait on news about the recovery process of Shaqiri, Thiago and Milner as well although all three plus Oxlade-Chamberlain aren't in contention for this match.

It seems safe to say Klopp will more than likely go with a similar line-up to mid week. Even if Trent and Naby are due to return they may need to build their match fitness before a starting berth is given and with this in mind I expect to see something like the following on Sunday.

Kelleher, Robbo, Matip, Phillips, Neco, Fab, Hendo, Jones, Jota, Firmino, Salah.

LiverBird's scorecast: Our twelfth man is back baby. We all sing loud and proud to four chuffin nil!

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Which team's keeper will make the most saves? (5 points)
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Which LFC player will have the most shots? (5 points)
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