Wolves take on Liverpool in their final Premier League game of the season today at Anfield.
Wanderers are looking to finish the season with a victory having disappointingly gone six games without a win in the competition.
Games don’t come much harder than Liverpool away. And so, picking up three points today will be very difficult.
But the pressure is on for Liverpool, who are fighting against Manchester City for the title.
They’re one point behind, and need Aston Villa to do them a favour at the Etihad Stadium.
It’s possible nerves could be a factor, and Wolves would surely love to deny Liverpool a trophy.
Revenge is on the cards for Wolves, after getting beat in the reverse fixture at Molineux earlier this season.
Wanderers put in a colossal defensive effort, only for Divock Origi to score an injury-time winner.
That was a painful one to take, and hopefully the Wolves players that take to the field today will be using that as motivation for a positive result.
Few people are giving Wolves any chance today.
Paul Merson has given his prediction ahead of the game, and doesn’t foresee any issues for Liverpool. Predicting a 3-0 win for the Reds, he said (via Sportskeeda): “Regardless of what happens in that game, Liverpool have to do what’s in their control, which is to beat Wolves and I think they will do that. Bruno Lage’s side have fizzled out in recent weeks, so I don’t see this one being too much of an issue for the Reds.
“Liverpool should be able to win this one even without the services of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, who were both withdrawn prematurely in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.”
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson also thinks Liverpool will win 2-0: “The big guns will be back for Liverpool for this game and I just cannot see Wolves being a threat. They seemed to sign off for the season a few weeks back.”
Wolves can pull off a shock today against Liverpool
Liverpool are heavy favourites to win today, and that is understandable.
Wolves have been in awful form of late and have really struggled both in front of goal and at the back.
But there is obviously a lot to this final game.
Liverpool are gunning for the title, and that could well lead to a nervous performance.
If Wolves are able to stay in the game until the late stages, it’s possible the team will grow in confidence and perhaps even sneak an unlikely win.