Matheus Nunes says Wolves players were slipping against Liverpool
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Matheus Nunes says Wolves players were slipping against Liverpool

Matheus Nunes noted that the Wolves players kept slipping against Liverpool in last night’s 2-0 defeat at Anfield.

Wanderers put in an awful performance on Merseyside and struggled to show any kind of attacking intent.

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Julen Lopetegui’s side just weren’t at the races.

Arguably, the team selection was wrong. People did not bring their A-games. And none of the substitutions really worked either.

Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring for the hosts in the second-half, with Mo Salah adding a second shortly after.

Wolves were toothless once again, and they have now failed to score in 12 of their 25 Premier League games so far this season.

It was a hugely frustrating performance last night.

Wolves just couldn’t string a decent amount of passes together.

Liverpool’s press was fairly good, but Wolves have shown in previous game they can much better on the ball. The last meeting with Liverpool being a very good example.

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Nunes – who struggled in the game playing left midfield – made an interest commenting after the game. He acknowledged that many players were actually slipping throughout the match.

The 24-year-old said (via Wolves official): “He (Lopetegui) said we have to show more. He said we have to be stronger. We were not so strong in this game, so it’s unfortunate because we wanted the victory, but it is what it is.

“What happened in the game was a lot of players were slipping on the field and we had to go inside and wear plastic boots, and we had to be professional in that sense.”

Matheus Nunes is right, Wolves players were slipping over everywhere last night against Liverpool

A lot of players lost their footing at least once during last night’s game.

The Anfield pitch – and many others in the Premier League for that matter – is watered generously before games.

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Liverpool are known for zipping the ball about and playing with a high intensity.

That so many players were slipping over last night was farcical.

Surely a basic thing such as this should not be happening.