Predicted Wolves XI to face Liverpool
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Liverpool

Wolves take on Liverpool in their final game of the 2021/22 season today at Anfield.

Wanderers are looking to finish with a victory, having gone six games without a win.

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It’s been a tough past couple of months for Wanderers, and fans have been disappointed with the season’s end.

There is a chance to finish in the right way today, but opponents do not come much tougher than Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.

In the reverse fixture, Wanderers gave Liverpool a really good game and should have taken a point.

But Divock Origi struck in injury-time to take all three points at Molineux.

Revenge will be on the cards today, and here is an XI Lage could go with.

Predicted Wolves XI to face Liverpool – Hoever starts and Podence returns

John Ruddy featured last weekend in the game against his former club Norwich, but Jose Sa will probably come back in this weekend.

Lage has said that Romain Saiss is still out injured, so Toti Gomes will more than likely be keeping his place alongside Conor Coady and Willy Boly.

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Rayan Ait-Nouri had a fantastic game against Liverpool last time.

It will be interesting to see who features on the right. Lage may perhaps bring in Ki-Jana Hoever, who hasn’t had any minutes since going off injured against Crystal Palace.

Lage slammed him in the press conference after for his lack of preparation, but did say that the Dutchman would get another chance under him.

In midfield, it would be a surprise not to see a three of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker. This has been a trend against the bigger clubs.

And up top, it could be a two of Daniel Podence and Raul Jimenez.

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Podence made his return to action against Norwich last weekend, and Lage would like to start him if he’s fit enough.

£17 million star Podence has emerged as a key player for Wolves this season, and his absence has really stung recently.

If Wolves are to cause Liverpool any problems today, then it will be important to get him on the ball as much as possible.