Wolves saw their poor start to the season extended against Liverpool on Saturday.

Despite a brilliant first half at Molineux, Gary O’Neil’s side collapsed in the second half to lose 3-1.

Winger Pedro Neto was the standout from the game as he consistently destroyed the Liverpool defenders with his silky dribbling.

But ultimately, the defeat painted a familiar picture for Wolves with a lack of being clinical costing Old Gold severely.

This is something O’Neil is aware of and in his post match press conference he emphasised that better finishing is needed.

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O’Neil on the performance

Nathan Judah reported on X that O’Neil has remained optimistic but questioned what went wrong.

First he praised his sides effort saying: “It takes a lot of effort to bridge that gap in quality & we did that in the game.

He continued by explaining that his side should have scored more given the chances they had.

“We should have taken one or two more chances.”

Finally, he questioned decisions which he refers to as ‘strange’ that might’ve cost Wolves.

“We were digging in at 1-1 & then we take a strange decision and create chaos We pushed Liverpool close for 80 mins.”

What went wrong

From dominating the first half, to total collapse Wolves will be extremely disappointed.

It was a game which had similarities to when Wolves also collapsed against Brighton in the second half.

This will raise questions about the game-management of O’Neil as we tend to get worse as games go on.

It makes a win next weekend absolutely pivotal.

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