For many, Wolves’ 0-1 defeat to Liverpool yesterday will still be hurting.
Bruno Lage’s side lost right at the death at Molineux to a Divock Origi goal, which came after over 90 minutes’ worth of sound defensive work.
Although Wolves didn’t really threaten Alisson, they did contain and frustrate the Reds, who are obviously one of the best sides in world football.
Few can really blame Lage for setting up in the way he did.
Wolves have been sounded defensively this season, and so it made sense to try and stop Liverpool and use Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez on the break.
Wolves were seconds away from holding Jurgen Klopp’s side, but Mo Salah’s exquisite touch took him clear of Ki-Jana Hoever and Origi then provided the finish.
One wonders if the goal would have come about if Rayan Ait-Nouri had not left the action injured just minutes before.
The whole defence was brilliant, as was goalkeeper Jose Sa once again.
It really is a kick in the teeth to lose in such fashion, but Wolves can take real heart from their performance ahead of the Manchester City game next weekend.
Wolves stars react to 0-1 defeat to Liverpool on Instagram, Conor Coady sums it up
Some Wolves players have taken to Instagram following yesterday’s agonising 1-0 loss to Liverpool.
Usually, they steer clear following a defeat.
But it was a huge effort from everyone yesterday, and a few stars have posted, including Jose Sa, Adama Traore and Nelson Semedo.
Captain Conor Coady also posted and probably summed it up the best with his 14-word message.
He said: “Lost for words, we gave everything, we will pick ourselves up and go again.”
‘Lost for words’ sums it up pretty perfectly. Many supporters took their time to leave Molineux yesterday, such was the shock of Origi scoring when he did.