Wolves travel to Anfield for their final Premier League fixture, and Dr. Nuno Espirito Santo should rest Rui Patricio to play one of the pups.
Nuno’s Wolves secured seventh place in the Premier League table by beating Fulham 1-0.
This means the pack will enjoy European football next year provided Watford don’t beat Man City in the FA Cup final.
Because of the upcoming fixture against Liverpool being meaningless, Nuno should bring some of the youth talent into the pack. And there’s one particular pup the Portuguese coach should give a run-out.
The pup Nuno should play against Liverpool
Rui Patricio is one of the Premier League’s signings of the season; he’s conceded 44 goals in 36 appearances, but he’s also made 94 saves and kept 7 clean sheets.
These stats are incredible for a goalkeeper, especially one who only cost £16M from Sporting Lisbon.
However, despite his superb form, Nuno should put Will Norris in between Wolves’ goal posts against Liverpool.
Norris kept five cup clean sheets from six appearances in his debut season at Molineux in 2017, and some of these came against Premier League opposition (Man City, Southampton, Swansea City).
Nuno should play Norris against Liverpool because the former Cambridge United goalkeeper should have a bigger role next season.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohammed Salah would be a great test for the pup and his performance would tell Nuno if he’s ready to become Wolves’ second choice goalkeeper.