As it happened: Wolves 1-3 LFC

Premier League
Saturday 16 September 2023 - 12:30 pm
Molineux Stadium
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4' Mac Allister
⚽️ Hee-Chan7'
45'↔️ Mac Allister off, Diaz on
55'Gakpo ⚽️
56'↔️ Jota off, Elliott on
56'↔️ Gakpo off, Núñez on
Hee-Chan off, Doherty on ↔️60'
Da Cunha off, Silva on ↔️61'
Aït-Nouri off, Bueno on ↔️66'
82'↔️ Quansah off, Konaté on
85'Robertson ⚽️
90'↔️ Salah off, Gravenberch on
90' Elliott
90' Jones
91'own goal ⚽️
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Liverpool kick start the Premier League weekend away at Molineux where they will face Wolves.

Wolves start the day in 14th with one win from their opening four games.  The reds are undefeated with 3 wins and a draw so far - and the opportunity to go top this early afternoon with a win.

But the reds do have have some defensive issues.  Konate is only just recovering from injury and is on the bench.  Virgil van Dijk serves his second match suspension and vice-captain Trent misses out with that hamstring issue.

Ryan Gravenberch is named in the matchday squad for the first time.

Here's how the game unfolded.

As it happened...

12:21 UK
Confirmed Liverpool team

Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Robertson, Mac Allister, Jones, Szoboszlai , Salah, Gakpo, Jota

Subs: Kelleher, Endo, Konaté, Elliott, Núñez, Tsimikas, Bajcetic, Gravenberch, Diaz

12:21 UK
Wolves team

Sá, Aït-Nouri, Dawson, Semedo, Kilman, Lemina, Gomes, Bellegarde, Neto, Hee-Chan, Da Cunha

Subs: Bentley, Doherty, Bueno, Gomes, Traoré, Doyle, Sarabia, Silva, Kalajdzic

12:26 UK

12:31 UK

20 year old Jarell Quansah has been at the club since the age of 5.

He is making his first start for the club today after coming on as a sub against Newcastle last month.

12:32 UK

We're underway at Anfield.

12:37 UK
Yellow card

4' Mac Allister, operating in that number 6 type role today, is booked early on.  Definitely wasn't a yellow card. 

Referee has put an early spanner in the works for the reds as the Argentinian is now going to need to be careful not to add to LFC's red card tally this season.

12:39 UK

7' Hwang Hee-Chan opens the scoring, the shot forces Allisson back over the line with the ball.

Bad start.  Neto runs past Gomez, slides it across to the unmarked Hee-Chan.

12:41 UK

10' Wolves well on top in this opening 10 minutes.

13:08 UK

35' Barely improved as we approach the end of this half.  Some half time changes required.

13:12 UK
First decent chance

40' Gakpo swings at a cross that comes across but he puts it wide.  That's as good as it has got.

13:18 UK
Quick break

from Wolves.  Cunha drills wide after running a good length of the pitch.

13:18 UK

Wolves 1-0 Liverpool

That was very very poor from the reds.

13:34 UK

Back underway.

Alexis Mac Allister has gone off, replaced by Luis Diaz.

13:46 UK

55' Cody Gakpo levels for Liverpool. 1-1.

Mo Salah with the assist.  And here come some changes.

13:47 UK
LFC subs

56' Gakpo replaced by Nunez.  Elliott comes on for Diogo Jota.

13:53 UK
Wolves subs

61' Two changes for the home team.  Matt Doherty and Fabio Silva are on for Hwang Hee-Chan and Matheus Cunha.

13:57 UK
All change

66' Liverpool's substitutions, and no doubt half time team-talk, have paid dividends.  It is Wolves who are seeing less of the ball in this half.

Wolves trying to change things - Ait Nouri replaced by Hugo Bueno.

Can the reds go on and get all three points here?  Szoboszlai has certainly upped his game in this second half but it remains on a knife-edge. 1-1.

13:59 UK
Good challenge

70' Important challenge from Max Kilman and Jose Sa in the Wolves penalty area with Darwin Nunez approaching the six yard box.

14:11 UK

81' Into the final ten minutes.  Wolves wanted a free kick there as Matip appeared to pull Neto's shirt.  Nothing given.

A lively last ten to come.

14:11 UK
LFC sub

82' Quansah replaced by Konate.

14:15 UK


Andy Robertson with his first goal since the end of the 2020/21 season.  Lovely ball from Salah and Robertson slots it in on his 200th Premier League game.

Liverpool - is that a late matchwinner!!

14:21 UK

90+1' Liverpool are going back to the top of the league.

Salah completes a hat-trick of assists and Elliott smashes that in.  3-1.  What a turnaround in scoreline and performance.

14:24 UK
Bookings and late sub

90+2' Elliott and Curtis Jones booked for celebrating with the fans.

Salah subbed off and on comes Ryan Gravenberch for the last few minutes for his first appearance.

14:27 UK

Think Elliott's goal has gone down as a Hugo Bueno own goal.

14:33 UK

FT: Wolves 1-3 Liverpool

Another remarkable turnaround from Liverpool who extend their unbeaten run to 16 games and go, temporarily at least, to the top of the Premier League.

14:39 UK
Mental strength victories

A rare goal from Andy Robertson and a real solid second half performance from Dom Szoboszlai.  He hadn't been great in that first half.

That will really cheer Jurgen Klopp.  A third victory after conceding the first goal so far this Premier League campaign.

Mentality monsters?

Thanks for joining us.  Up next - the Europa League!

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