Liverpool continued their dominance at the top of the Premier League standings after securing a 2-0 triumph over Wolverhampton on the road on Friday night. The Reds had come into the game with a one-point advantage over second-placed Manchester City and they have now extended the gap to four points after an away triumph at the Molineux Stadium.
Two things we learned:
Liverpool continue their Premier League title pursuit: The Reds are currently the sole unbeaten side in the top-flight this term and they managed to continue the run against Wolves in the west Midlands. Nuno’s side had posed concerns for the majority of the current season’s top-six with Tottenham being the only team securing a triumph against them, but the Reds nonetheless managed to secure a routine win with another shutout to boost. Mohamed Salah was once more the leading performer with a goal and an assist in a relatively strong performance for the visitors, barring a late defensive mistake from Andrew Robertson which saw Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White miss a glorious chance to find the scoresheet. With the victory, the Reds will remain at the summit for Christmas after securing the most points in a calendar year since 1990.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ restricted box threat: Wolves have lived up to their season expectations with a push for a top-of-the-table finish but they have still lacked the genuine threat in the box to regularly make the difference. Raul Gimenez has unquestionably done a credible job with his goals and impressive hold-up play upfront but the club have lacked a competitor aside him, who can capitalise on the ball possession. Against Liverpool, Adama Traore was offered the chance to run towards the Reds backline on a couple of occasions but the attacker once more disappointed with the final delivery which has never been his strong point. Besides that, substitute Gibbs-White should have scored after a Robertson mistake but the youngster only managed to slice his effort from close range, thereafter showing the lack of composure.
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