Liverpool 3-1 Wolves Highlights: Manchester City wins the Premier League title despite win for Reds

LIV vs WLV LIVE: Read the highlights of the Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers being played at the Anfield in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds fans after the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liverpool won the match, but missed out on the Premier League title by a point to Manchester City in a dramatic finish to the season.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Wolves being played at the Anfield in Liverpool, England.

This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup minute-by-minute updates of the match.

That was all from my end for the Premier League this season. Thanks for tuning in, in what was a thrilling contest until the very end with City taking the title home.

Until the next season, stay safe and take very good care of yourselves.

Premier League Roundup

STAT ATTACK

  • Mohamed Salah has won the Premier League Golden Boot in three of his five seasons at Liverpool -- 2017/18 (32 goals), 2018/19 (22 goals) and 2021/22 (23 goals) . Thierry Henry (4) is the only player in the competition's history with more.
  • Liverpool has now reached 90+ points in more 38-game Premier League seasons than Manchester United.
  • Manchester City has won its sixth Premier League title, with four of those coming in the last five seasons.
  • Manchester United and Norwich were the only teams that failed to score a goal on the final day of the Premier League season.
  • Pep Guardiola is the first non-British manager in English football history to win four top-flight league titles.
  • Philippe Coutinho has now scored more goals against Man City (6) than any other English club in his career.

Match Report: Liverpool beats Wolves 3-1 but Man City clinches Premier League title

In spite of winning the match, Liverpool loses out on the Premier League title with a solo point as City win it with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

Pain at Anfield, pain at the Kop as the Reds gear up for the Champions League final with the whole stadium singing and cheering for an army of unassailable sports professionals the players have been on the pitch.

Full-Time

Liverpool 3-1 Wolves

90+3' Liverpool continues to keep Wolves at bay with Trincao trying to get the ball back, but Alenxander-Arnold tries to hook the ball in. But, Mane is ruled off-side.

89' GOAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Liverpool continues to attack and Robertson scores with combination play .

Liverpool 3-1 Wolves

 

87' Liverpool can believe. Anfield can believe with City and Villa separated by a solo goal and the Reds vouch on everything -- the FA Cup, the League Cup and the dreams of a famed quadruple

84' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Salah scores from a kick following a corner kick and Liverpool is back in front. Sadly, it just might be too little too late for the Reds.

LIV 2-1 WOL

 

82' The fight continues for the Reds with kids in tears at the Anfield as the a packed Anfield cheers on. Liverpool has played every game possible and Diaz shoots on target, but a block by Coady denies a goal for Liverpool

The goal, in hindsight would have been ruled out for offside!

81' The Aguero moment can wait. The Liverpool UCL final can wait as Guardiola's side resurrects as teh Premier League powerhouses. Manchester City 3-2 Aston Vila as it stands at the moment

80' Firmino gets the ball in the box, but hgis shot is saved by the Wolves keeper and City scores to get the lead

77' City has scored anotehr and its 2-2 at Atihad and Guardiola's side is back on top. Hand on the foreheads of Anfield. Hand on the foreheads of Kop

76' Manchester City has scored one against Aston Villa, but Aston Villa remains in the lead and the two sides, Liverpool and City are still level on points

75' Chance! Wolves goes on attack, with Raul delivering a lofted cross for but Hwang fails to get to it on time

74' Liverpool begins the attack, with small passes, but Wolves takes back possession and Neves leads the attack. Hwang gets behind the Reds' defence, but his header is off-target

73' Liverpool attacks on the counter, but Firmino fails to make it to the box on time as Liverpool misses a chance to take a lead

72' Save! Hwang takes a flying shot, but Alisson sticks out his gloves to deny any chance for Wolves to score

71' Substitution for Liverpool! In: Roberto Firmino, Out: Naby Keita

67' Clearance! Nouri delivers another cross right in front of the box, but there is no one to meet the cross and Konate clears the ball

66' Whistles for the yellow shirts as Wolves try to get control of the match. Nouri delivers a cross from the left, but it lands right into the gloves of Alisson

64' Save! Trent-Alexander Arnold tries for goal from distance and the ball is on target, but Ruddy makes a great save toi keep the scores level

63' "Allez Allez Allez" roars at the Kop as Liverpool tries to attack from the back, but the ball is earned back by Wolves. Liverpool has not lost a single match at home this season. This stadium can see it be crowned Champions.

62' It is a sorry sight to see Liverpool's middield maestro Thiago out with an injury. The timing, above everything, is sad for the Champions League final is next week

59' Substitution foor Liverpool! In: Mohamed Salah, Out: Diogo Jota

58' Mohamed Salah looks to be gearing up to come on. The leading goal scorer for Liverpool and in the Premier League is ready to come on as the Reds desperately looks for a winner.

54' Two trophies in the bag and still going for a third as Hwang gets the ball in the Liverpool box, but is dispossessed.

52' Alexander-Arnold barges into the Wolves box and in the follow up, Jota tries to fire the ball into the net and Mane goes down as Jota appeals for a potential penalty. No penalty awarded after a VAR check.

50' NO GOAL!!!!! Mane is released in the final third and he dinks the ball over the keeper for a goal. But the linesmen had the flag raised.

Scores level for now!

49' Liverpool has to win it from here. A draw will not give the title to the Reds as Klopp's side keeps hold of the ball, but a cross for Diaz is cleared by Wolves

47' The free kick has Konate lauching a strong challenge, but after a VAR check, no pemnalty is given to Wolves

46' The match resumes with James Milner replacing an injured Thiago and Ruddy reoplacing Jose Sa for Wolves and Matip picks up a booking for a rash challenge earlt on.

Second Half begins!

STAT ATTACK: Premier League final day

  • No player has scored more headed goals in the Premier League this season than Harry Kane.
  • Harry Kane has scored nine goals on the final day of Premier League seasons, the joint-most in the competition’s history alongside Andrew Cole and Les Ferdinand.
  • Sadio Mané has scored on the final day of the last four Premier League seasons.
  • No Liverpool player has scored more Premier League goals at Anfield this season than Sadio Mané (11).

Half-Time

Liverpool 1-1 Wolves

45+6' Liverpool still attacks on the counter. Luis Diaz tries to make a run along the right, but Wolves track back and Liverpool goes again

45+3' Injury concern as Thiago walks of the field. Not a good sign for Liverpool ahead of the Champions League final

45' As the match resumes, Liverpool tries to build another attack, but Wolves clear the ball to Liverpool's half, but Konate is there to ward off any danger for the Reds

44' A flow of play with Jota getting the ball along the right flank, but the ball is stolen off him as the match stops with two Wolves players down

43' Off-Side! Trent Alexander-Arnold tries to make a run along the right flank, but gets caught in the offside trap 

40' The corner kick is cleared away and Liverpool attacks on the counter only to see the yellow wall deny the shots and Jonny gets the ball out of danger for Wolves

39' Save! Hwang makes a brilliant run into the final third and shoots, but Alisson makes a crucial save to deny Wolves its second. The corner kick is cleared initially, but a clearance that follows off Keita, a failed one gives Wolves another shot

38' Aston Villa has scored and that means a win would secure the title for Liverpool and the Kop goes berserk. They know what awaits. They know what remains at stake.

34' Both Salah and Van Dijk are available on the bench with Liverpool no longer at the backfoot at the moment. A win now, with City without a goal at the moment will give the title to Liverpool

30' Diaz passes to Robertson, whose cross is headed out for a corner kick to Liverpool. The corner, taken quickly, is carried to Raul, who runs the ball out of play

29' Wolves tries to go on the attack with Raul taking the ball into Liverpool's box, but it is too high and the attack ends with a Liverpool throw-in

28' Chance! Robertson's cross initially blocked and after another block of Alkexander-Arnold's shot, it falls for Robertson, who shoots off-target

24' GOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!! Sadio Mane attacks on the counter and scores to put Liverpool back level

LIV 1-1 WOL

21' Substitution for Wolves! Hwang Hee-Chan replaces the goal scorer as Neto walks off the field

20' Injury Scare! Neto sits to the ground in what looks like a potential injury and Bruno, the manager, will find this a matter of terrible concern. The goal scorer is injured!

18' Miss! Robertson tries to cross a ball in, but is cleared out of danger by the Wolves defence and what a miss that. Dendoncker gets a cross off Raul, but he fails to keep the ball on target

16' Boly clears the ball off a Liverpool melee in the Wolves box and the cross that follows in the play next is caught comfortably by Jose Sa

15' Neto has earned his name in record books with that goal.

  • Pedro Neto is only the 3rd player to score for Wolves in their 8 Premier League visits to Anfield, after Stephen Ward & Steven Fletcher.
  • Only three opposition players have scored a Premier League goal at Anfield in 2022 - Milot Rashica, Son Heung-Min, Pedro Neto

14' Save! A cross from the right, after an initial save by Boly is hit by Keita, but that is blocked by the yellow wall

13' Chance! Liverpool draws Wolves in front and attacks on the counter, but Dias' cross from the left is not met by any Red shirt as Liverpool continues to trail

11' Sa gets the ball in motion with a goal kick, and Wolves enjoys possession to build from the back. Wolves have not won a match here since 2010.

10' Chance! Luis Diaz gets the ball in the opposition box and just before his shoit, Jose Sa makes a brilliant save and after a VAR check, there is no penalty given

8' Wolves goes on another attack, but this time, Alisson ends it and gets the ball riolling for a Liverpool attack. Every touch by the Wolves players on the ball is being booed and whistled at at the moment

3' GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Pedro Neto scores for Wolves and Liverpool is behind. Wolves attacks on the counter and Liverpool fails to track back with Neto putting the ball into the net with a cross from the right

LIV 0-1 WOL

1' The match begins with Liverpool pushing Wolves into its own half as Liverpool try and attack with pressure up the field

8:30 pm: Kick-Off!

The players take the knee after a raucous Kop sings You'll never Walk Alone.

8:25 pm: The stadium is roaring with Allez! Allez! Allez! The Reds know they can win it from here. So do the fans as a smiling Klopp and the players walk out of the tunnel. Wolves starts with a 3-5-2 shape while Liverpool goes with a 4-3-3 formation.

Anfield awaits the battle for a win, for a quadruple and a swoop! Let the match begin!

8:15 pm: Players to watch out for:

Luis Diaz, Liverpool: The Colombian has become a menace for the opposition defence along the flanks and has been instrumental in delivering crosses for attackers at the center of the box.

He played a crucial role to seal Liverpool's place in the Champions League final and has four goals and three assists in the Premier League so far.

Conor Coady, Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Wolves captain, despite being a centre-back, is the joint third-highest goal scorer for the club this season.

Coady is known for his aerial threat and was instrumental in stealing a point against Chelsea through a st-minute equaliser.

8:00 pm: Liverpool vs Wolves head-to-head

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers have met 15 times in the past and the Reds have won 12 times and drawn twice. The only win that Wolves had against Liverpool was 12 years ago on December 30, 2010. That win had come at Anfield.

7:45 pm: Form guide for Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Team Form: Liverpool's last Premier League loss this season came last year, when Leicester City beat it 1-0. Klopp's side has remained unfazed since, with 15 wins in 18 league matches.

Wolves, on the other hand, has lost five of its last 10 matches and comes into the match with a 1-1 draw against Norwich City.

Liverpool last five matches:

  • Win: Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
  • Draw: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
  • Win: Aston 1-2 Liverpool
  • Draw: Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • Win: Villarreal 2-2 Liverpool

Wolves last five matches:

  • Draw: Wolves 1-1 Norwich City
  • Loss: Wolves 1-5 Man City
  • Draw: Chelsea 2-2 Wolves
  • Loss: Wolves 0-3 Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Loss: Burnley 1-0 Wolves

7:30 pm: Starting Lineups out!

Liverpool: Alisson Becker (GK), Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Thiago Alacantara, Jordan Henderson (C), Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Jose Sa, Willy-Arnaud Zobo Boly, Conor Coady (C), Toti Gomes, Jonny, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Rayan Ait Nouri, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto

Two changes for Wolverhampton Wanderers while Divovk Origi misses out with a muscle injury for Liverpool.

Liverpool has made seven changes from its previous Premier League fixture -- the most from one match to another this season.

7:15 pm: Here is how we think the two sides will line up tonight.

Predicted Lineups:

Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson Becker (GK), Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Thiago Alacantara, Jordan Henderson (C), Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz

Wolverhampton Wanderers Predicted XI: Jose Sa, Willy-Arnaud Zobo Boly, Conor Coady (C), Romain Saiss, Jonny, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Rayan Ait Nouri, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto

 

MATCH PREVIEW

Liverpool may have a historic quadruple in their sights but manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that pressure is not a factor as his side prepare to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the Premier League season.

 

Liverpool, which has already won the domestic cup double, must beat Wolves at home on Sunday and hope leader Manchester City falters against Aston Villa to secure the league title.

"I cannot talk about pressure for the other team, but for us there is no pressure," said Klopp, whose team will also contest the Champions League final against Real Madrid in a week's time.

"We know that we have to win the football game but we've had that now for a while. It's not about 'what if'. We don't have that... For us, it is pretty positive, it's so special. And if you have something to lose it feels different, but we don't have that."

 

Liverpool was beaten to the title by City on the last day of the 2018-19 season. Klopp said it would continue to make life difficult for Pep Guardiola's side even in the case of a repeat on Sunday.

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"The biggest defeats in my life have led to the biggest successes in my life, wherever I was," added the German.

"Whatever happens on Sunday, we will not stop. We will not stop trying. Yes, we have the best opponent in world football, which is a bit of a shame, but they have us in their neck, which is not too cool as well. So let's see."

City is chasing a fourth league title in five years, while Liverpool is looking for its second since the 2019-20 season.

(via Reuters)

Where can you watch the match?

The Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers match will kick-off at 8:30 pm and will be telecast live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.