Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Premier League at Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side fell to the reigning champions, with ex-Wanderers winger Diogo Jota – who else – netting for the visitors.

The 24-year-old struck on the stroke of half-time to convert a good move involving Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, much to the frustration of the watching Wolves supporters at home.

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Wolves actually gave a pretty good account of themselves despite the 1-0 defeat, which was unfortunately overshadowed with Rui Patricio having to leave the field on a stretcher after a horrible and completely accidental clash with Conor Coady.

Nuno has provided a positive update on the stopper, saying after the game that he was conscious and talking, and the well wishes of all football fans are with the 33-year-old.

The Reds did not threaten the Wolves goal too often.

The game could have taken a very different turn had an early decision gone in Wolves’ favour.

 

In only the second minute, Alisson fumbled an Adama Traore cross and took down Nelson Semedo as he clawed the loose ball away.

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The incident was waved away by referee Craig Pawson and VAR, but Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher felt Wolves should have had a penalty.

He said at half-time during Sky’s coverage: “Yes it was a penalty. Liverpool have got away with one.

“You just see Traore come down the side. He [Alisson] fumbles it, we see that, but now he just follows through. I can’t believe it’s not been given as a penalty and as I said, Liverpool have got away with one.

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“The only thing I can put it down to is it’s so early in the game, and maybe it’s something in the back of the referee’s mind, off the back of yesterday, the top referee in the country getting a penalty wrong – that’s all I can think.”

Pawson’s overall performance has come in for big criticism on social media from Wolves fans, with many feeling he got a string of foul calls wrong.

The result sees Liverpool move up to sixth in the table. Wolves remain 13th.

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