Liverpool will look to do their bit in the Premier League title race on Sunday when they face Wolves at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s team are still in with a chance of being crowned Premier League champions, with this being the second time in the last five years that they and Manchester City have been left to contest the title on the final day. Meanwhile, Wolves have little to play for having already secured an outstanding seventh-placed finish in their first season back in the top flight.
Regardless of what happens on Sunday it’s been a remarkable season for Liverpool, who could well finish the campaign with 97 points, one defeat in 38 games and no Premier League trophy to show for it. That is ultimately down to the brilliance of Manchester City, who go into the weekend with the fate of the title in their hands, though Liverpool could still snatch it away if they can win and Pep Guardiola’s team fail to. The Reds’ historic victory at home to Barcelona on Tuesday night will certainly give them belief that anything is possible, with that 4-0 victory also setting up the small matter of a Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1. Liverpool’s entire season will now be defined by two games, with the results leaving them with the possibility of winning two, one or no trophies.
Wolves will stand in Liverpool’s way on Sunday and will hope to end what has been an outstanding season on a high this weekend. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have rallied to an impressive seventh-placed finish in their first campaign back in the top flight, with aspirations almost certainly to try and break into the top-seven in 2019/20. The likes of Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez have all been standout performers for the Molineux outfit, who already have one victory over Liverpool this season having knocked them out of the FA Cup in a third round tie back in January. The league fixture at Molineux went the way of the Reds thanks to Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, but this Wolves team has history of upsetting the top-six this season.
Liverpool will be without midfielders Adam Lallana (muscle) and Naby Keita (groin), while Roberto Firmino (groin) remains doubtful after missing the Barcelona game on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah should be able to feature after suffering a concussion against Newcastle last Saturday. Andy Roberton (calf) will be closely monitored after a kick from Luis Suarez ended his night early at Anfield on Tuesday.
Wolves come into this game with a clean bill of health, leaving Nuno with a full squad to choose from. As such, expect them to line up with the dangerous duo of Jota and Jimenez in attack, who have combined for 22 goals in the Premier League this season. Captain and former Liverpool player Conor Coady should also line up against his boyhood club at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool HT/Liverpool FT at 5/6 with SkyBet – Wolves have just one win in their last six games away from home in the Premier League and have nothing left to play for. This bet has also been a winner in six of Liverpool’s last seven games at Anfield.
Divock Origi anytime goalscorer at 7/5 with Betfair – Origi has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Newcastle and Barcelona and should start here with Firmino continuing to struggle with injury.