Liverpool’s season continued to crash after Wolves inflicted the latest blow, beaten 3-0 at Molineux. It was the Reds’ seventh league loss this season and their third successive EPL away loss for the first time since 2012. Joel Matip’s own goal opened the scoring for the home team before Craig Dawson’s debut strike and Ruben Neves’ effort sealed the win for Julen Lopetegui’s side.
“Against these kind of teams you have to be very close to perfection, if not you don’t score and sometimes it’s not enough,” Lopetegui said. We try to defend well, be aggressive and match them with the ball. It’s not easy. It’s easier if you score quickly as we did, but in the end they are three points. We haven’t done anything yet. We have hard work ahead of us.” Get EPL Predictions here!
Wolves only needed five minutes to get past a shaky Liverpool defense after Hwang Hee-chan’s cut-back spun off Matip and against the post before crossing the goal line. Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to get a lot of possession after the break but failed to convert a goal. Wolves once again got a chance through Joe Gomez’ error before Nunez’s low strike sealed the win. Wolves now moved 15th in the league table, with only 2 pooints away from the danger zone.
“We have to change it immediately in the next game,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. “Everton won today and they are in a good moment so we have to prove a point again.” Seven defeats in the league have made Liverpool’s chances of saving the season and qualifying to the Champions League highly unlikely. This loss left them 10th in the league table.
Klopp added: “In a game like this it is not allowed. You can criticize and judge us and you are probably right because those 12 minutes are not allowed.” The Reds have now conceded three goals in each of their past three away games in the league. They have also conceded nine goals in their last four games and scored just one. Liverpool face Everton next at Anfield.
Elsewhere, James Tarkowski scored the only goal of the match against leaders Arsenal to give Sean Dyche his first win as a new head coach. Meanwhile, struggling Leeds United sacked their American manager Jesse Marsch after another defeat that left them 17th in the table, one place above the relegation zone.
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