Liverpool to field the same starting XI that beat Leipzig when they face Wolves

Liverpool will field the same starting XI that triumphed over RB Leipzig in the Champions League when they face Wolves, according to a source close to Anfield Central.

The Reds won 2-0 in Budapest, winning the tie 4-0 on aggregate to progress to the last 8.

Fabinho returned to the middle of the park after a spell on the sidelines that was preceded by a stint at centre-back. His presence in midfield alongside Thiago and Gini Wijnaldum was a throwback to the Liverpool we have grown accustomed to over the last two years.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MARCH 10: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Sadio Mane of FC Liverpool with Fabinho of FC Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig at Ferenc-Puskas-Stadion on March 10, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. PHOTO BY PETER ZADOR/DEFODI IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES.

In their previous game, however, the Reds were bested by Scott Parker’s Fulham but as the season’s end grows closer, Jurgen Klopp’s men cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League tournament.

A win at Molineux could see the Merseysiders move to within five points of the top four and with 10 games remaining this term, it would mean they stand a chance of qualifying for Europe’s most prestigious competition for a fifth straight year.

Being able to offer Champions League football to new signings is a massive pull and with both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez sure to return to action next season, Liverpool will most certainly be challenging for the Premier League title again.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Joe Gomez, Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrate with The Premier League trophy following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. PHOTO BY PHIL NOBLE/POOL VIA GETTY IMAGES.

With Fabinho offering stability in midfield and Thiago looking far more confident without being shackled by his defensive duties, the Reds stand a good chance of winning against Wolves.

XI to face Wolves: Alisson, Robertson, Kabak, Philipps, Trent, Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Mane, Jota, Salah.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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