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Virgil van Dijk got his first Premier League goal for the Reds against Wolves

Liverpool are set to face Wolves in the final game day of the Premier League this season.

The Reds produced a dramatic win over Spanish giants Barcelona in the second leg of Champions League semi-finals overcoming their 3-0 aggregate defecit.

However, their Premier League title hopes look bleak as Manchester City has the edge to clinch the title.

The Reds will be able to break their long-running Premier League trophy drought unless Pep Guardiola’s men tend to lose against bottom dwellers Brighton this Sunday. This looks more implausible.

Meanwhile, the Wanderers want to end their brilliant season on a high note.

Previous meetings this season

In this season’s reverse fixture, Mersey side club emerged the winners and soon Nuno’s men replied with a 2-1 win in FA Cup 3rd round, eventually throwing the Reds out of the competition.

Liverpool are now best priced at 1/5 to get the maximum points going into the final weekend of the season thanks to Jurgen Klopp’s intelligent man-management, though punters listed on AmazingBet can see these odds increase should they place the bet through in favour or Manchester City, who face Brighton at around the same time.

Recent results- Last five games

Liverpool (last five games)- won 5

Wolves (last five games) –won 3.

The Wolves have thrashed big names Arsenal and Manchester United in the process.

Players to watch out for

Liverpool – Divocki Origi and Wijnaldum

Origi and Wijnaldum were the talk of the town after their heroics against Barca at Anfield last night.

The Belgian forward provided the initial breakthrough for the Reds in the absence of talisman Roberto Firmino and Wijnaldum turned as a super-sub to score a quick-fire brace.

The Dutch midfielder has been one of the key members for Jurgen Klopp this season featuring in more than 30 games.

And last night’s goals were their first of this season’s Champions League.

Wolves – Diogo Jota

The Portuguese forward Diogo Jota has been a revelation for the newly promoted Wolves this season.

The versatile full-back has bagged a goal tally of 14 so far and scored against the Gunners and Watford recently.

Furthermore, the 24-year-old has caught the eyes of many big clubs owing to his brilliant run of form.

Top scorers

Liverpool- Salah -22

Wolves-  Raul Jimenez- 13

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Former Liverpool hero warns that Reds star’s form could dip later in the season due to this reason

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Latest Liverpool news: Barnes warns Mane’s form could dip later in the season

Sadio Mane has been a machine for Liverpool over the past two seasons. The Senegal star was involved in the World Cup, played almost every game for us last season and then took the national side to the AFCON final.

Barely three weeks after the final, he was back at Liverpool and came off the bench to face Norwich. Mane has bagged three goals in his last two games and should feature for us against Arsenal at the weekend.

Former Liverpool star John Barnes claims that Mane is in fine form due to a lack of rest for the attacker, and we could pay for that later in the season.

Barnes was speaking to the Sport Review and claimed that Klopp would be able to manage this situation (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“Maybe one of the reasons Sadio Mane in fine form is because he’s fitter than everybody else because he hasn’t had the time off, which he could pay for later on in the season, come Christmas time.

“But I’m sure that Klopp will be able to manage that situation.”

Liverpool’s over-reliance on their forwards

Klopp has rotated his midfield several times over the past two seasons but isn’t afforded the same luxury when it comes to the forwards.

Roberto Firmino only missed games when he was injured in the previous campaign, while Mohamed Salah also played in most of the games.

Liverpool have Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi as cover for the pair, but they aren’t on the same level as the African stars.

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Salah and Mane are extremely durable, given the number of games played over the past two years, and they seem to be performing at a high level and barely look tired.

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Liverpool open case regarding transfer of 20-year-old attacker to Serie A club

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Latest Liverpool news: Adekanye given reprieve as Liverpool dispute transfer

Bobby Adekanye left Liverpool in the summer to join Lazio in the Serie A. The former Barcelona and Ajax youngster left on a free without making a senior appearance for the Reds.

However, Liverpool believe that the Italians broke the rules to sign the Dutch attacker and opened a case that could have seen the 20-year-old not play for Lazio in the season opener, according to Calciomercato.

Bobby Adekanye

Bobby Adekanye

FIFA have acted upon this complaint and announced that the youngster has been granted a reprieve and can play for Lazio against Sampdoria in the first game of the season (h/t Calciomercato).

The report adds that the youngster can feature for Lazio until the dispute is completed, and Adekanye could feature for the Eagles on Sunday.

Adekanye struggles to break into the senior side

The attacker has come through the ranks of several quality academies in his short career but he was never able to impress Jurgen Klopp enough to feature in the first-team.

The youngster didn’t feature much in our pre-season this summer and Klopp already has quality wingers in the first-team at the moment.

Impressive youngsters such as Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent can’t break into the side either, with both players spending time away on loan last season.

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It would have been difficult for Adekanye to feature for the senior side this season and hopefully, he gets more games at Lazio.

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Liverpool set to sign new £75m kit deal which could be the biggest in the Premier League

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Latest Liverpool news: Reds on the verge of signing new Nike kit deal

Forbes (h/t Mirror) claims that Liverpool are close to signing a kit deal with Nike, which could be the biggest in the Premier League.

The Reds are contracted with New Balance currently but that runs out at the end of the season.

The Mirror adds that the current deal is worth £45million per season for Liverpool but Nike’s offer could blow away the £75m that Adidas pay Manchester United.

New Balance’s deal is only the fourth-best in the Premier League, with Chelsea and Manchester City also earning more from their kit deals.

Liverpool have been associated with Warrior Sports and New Balance since 2012, with Adidas being the previous kit manufacturers, but Nike could take over from the 2020-21 season.

Exciting times ahead for the Reds

Liverpool’s growth under Jurgen Klopp would have played a role if we land this deal from Nike. The Reds are the champions of Europe and came close to winning the Premier League last season.

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Jordan Henderson lifts the Champions League trophy

Klopp has made us one of the biggest teams in the world again, and the German has improved the side with every passing season.

Liverpool’s kits have been great sellers too, with the report adding that the 2017-18 jersey was the biggest seller in the club’s history but that changed when the 2018-19 kit came out.

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It will be interesting to see how much we can actually get from the new deal and we seem set for more success on the pitch.

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