Wolves’ Hee-Chan Hwang has failed to live up to the hype with which he arrived in 2021.

Initially on loan, Wolves exercised their £13 million option to buy the South Korean international.

However, despite his early inconsistence Hwang has started this season on fire for Wolves, which has left many around the club excited to see more.

This includes manager Gary O’Neil who himself has suggested confidence over the face Hwang can be a dangerous player for Wolves this season.

We have seen this in the opening four Premier League games, with the 27-year-old scoring two goals in these four, despite the club’s struggles.

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O’Neil on Hwang

Hwang has only started one of the four games this season which only emphasises his impressive record.

O’Neil spoke to Express and Star, saying he believes there is more to come from the attacker.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more from him, because what he’s shown so far is that he has work rate and ability,” the head coach said.

“He has physical attributes to cause problems at this level, so he’ll be extremely important with the chances we’re creating as he’s a good finisher.

“He’s intelligent with his movement. I’m sure we’ll see a lot of him in a Wolves shirt this year and I’m looking forward to trying to improve him and his understanding, because I think there’s still more we can get out of him.”

“When I first got to work with the group I felt there were lots of areas we could improve. We have made inroads into quite a few but we need to be a little bit more threatening.”

Can his goalscoring form continue this weekend?

Wolves face a daunting task this weekend, as a Virgil van Djik-less Liverpool visit Molineux.

This doesn’t give Wolves a guarantee of points but with both the captain and vice-captain in Trent Alexander-Arnold missing, this is a huge chance for Old Gold.

O’Neil will be hoping to capitalise on the absences, particularly the suspension of Van Djik.

A win would be huge for Wolves, with Hwang likely to play a massive role in any success, but we are under no illusions that this will be a tricky game.

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