Wolves' Traore and Jimenez set record in Liverpool defeat

Ross Houston
January 24, 2020

Wolves fell to a 2-1 defeat to the now 40-unbeaten table-topping Reds at Molineux, with Roberto Firmino winning it late on for the visitors. They have not lost in the top flight for 12 months.

Liverpool will move 19 points clear of Manchester City if they win their game in hand at West Ham next week.

"That is tough and it's probably without Sadio", said Klopp.

"I don't think about it, I had to ask about exactly the amount of points, that's the truth, I really forgot in the week", he said.

And after the victory at Molineux, Klopp praised Henderson's impact.

"He played an unbelievable game again tonight ... he keeps everyone on their toes ... we couldn't be in this situation without these sorts of characters".

"Wolves are doing so unbelievably well, so different to everything else you face".

While the players were all in "outstanding shape", there was still plenty to improve all round, the demanding Klopp added.

"He only asks for things he expects from himself as well".

Liverpool FC will take on Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday afternoon in their next fixture when Klopp will presumably rest some of his big-name players. The Brazilian intentional was in superb form before his injury and we could see him recalled to start in the holding role tonight.

"Only the question... the message "you can lose six games", I could vomit when I hear that to be honest".

After Jordan Henderson gave the Reds a 1-0 first-half lead, Wolves came back to life after the break with the equaliser from Jimenez.

Up until that unfortunate moment Mane had been largely anonymous for The Reds; having not made a single attempt on goal though he did manage to create a single goalscoring opportunity. Defensively we were organised and we played well.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: "It was a good performance and a very good game".

"The result is a effect of all these things".

"It says a lot of what we're trying to do for the future".

"So, we keep going and searching for those details".

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