Wolves take on Liverpool this weekend, and there is reason to feel optimistic going into the game.

The Reds currently have a plethora of injury problems to contend with, with first-choice centre-halves Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both long-term absences.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side will also be without Alisson, who has sustained a hamstring strain.

The Reds will still be able to field a great side, with big-hitters like Mo Salah and Sadio Mane still available, but there is undoubtedly a chance of a positive result for Wolves.

Another thing there is a reasonable chance of, is Fabio Silva finally announcing himself following his £35.6 million summer move from FC Porto (BBC Sport).

 

So far the teenager has been handed mere cameos by Nuno Espirito Santo, but with Raul Jimenez now looking at a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his skull, he could and should get his chance.

Silva’s time to shine

Against Arsenal Silva did really well under the circumstances, and the talented youngster deserves to start on Sunday.

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Liverpool have been leaky at the back this term and there is a genuine opportunity for Silva if Nuno is willing to trust him.

With the new system, Wolves look far more creative and dangerous, and Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto will hopefully provide good support.

A good performance from Silva against the champions of England, no less, would be the perfect way to finally announce himself at Molineux and really endear himself to the fans, who will be right behind him if gets the nod.

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