Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Liverpool in their next game in the Premier League.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s pack will be looking to get back on track once again after losing to Manchester City and drawing with Aston Villa in the last two gamces.

Lieing in wait are a Liverpool side who are struggling badly at the moment.

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Jurgen Klopp’s superstar team are losing games with shocking regularity, and their home form has utterly deserted them out of nowhere.

Monday’s game will be at Molineux though, and there’s actually a new injury concern for the Reds ahead of the game.

Roberto Firmino missed training today and is big doubt for their Champions League second leg match against RB Leipzig.

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Apparently the Brazilian has a knee injury (via Paul Joyce), which suggests his fitness for Monday might be a close-run thing.

Interestingly, Firmino has been in poor form this season, and any absence could potentially hand Diogo Jota a start at Molineux.

Jota to start?

Wolves definitely have to prepare for the prospect of facing a fired-up Jota, if Firmino is struggling with his fitness.

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The star Wolves sold for £45 million last summer (BBC Sport) returned to action for Liverpool at the weekend after almost three months out.

He’ll be determined to hit the goal trail again having been in fine form at the start of the season, and even more keen to bag against his old club no doubt.

A potential Firmino absence, on paper, should really be a boost for Wolves and a blow for Liverpool, but given his poor form in 2020/21 and the quality of Jota, it may actually be the other way round.

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