Diogo Jota is the second player to score for and against Wolves in the Premier League after Stephen Hunt
Diogo Jota rekindled Liverpool’s Premier League top-four hopes with the winning goal on his return to Molineux in a game that ended with a worrying head injury to Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Jota, who joined Liverpool from Wolves in September, drilled a low first-time shot under Patricio to settle a tight contest.
It was a fine way for the Portugal forward to mark his first appearance back at his former employers and it sees the Reds climb to sixth, two points behind West Ham in fifth and five off Chelsea in fourth.
In a game of few clear-cut chances Mohamed Salah saw a late effort ruled out for offside.
However, more distressing for the hosts was the sight of Patricio leaving the pitch on a stretcher after a lengthy delay following a collision with his captain Conor Coady, while trying to prevent the Egyptian from scoring.
More to follow.
22Nélson Semedo8Neves28João Moutinho19Castro Otto
- 11Rui Patrício
Substituted forRuddyat 90+11’minutes
- 27SaïssBooked at 52mins
- 22Nélson Semedo
Substituted forGibbs-Whiteat 84’minutes
- 8NevesBooked at 37mins
Substituted forDendonckerat 76’minutes
- 28João Moutinho
- 19Castro Otto
- 12Da Silva
Substituted forFábio Silvaat 70’minutes
- 17Fábio Silva
- 6Thiago AlcántaraBooked at 42mins
Substituted forKeitaat 67’minutes
Substituted forMilnerat 67’minutes
Substituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 82’minutes
- 46R Williams
- 76N Williams
Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Liverpool 1.
Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Liverpool 1.
Attempt saved. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) with an attempt from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Naby Keita.
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Leander Dendoncker.
Attempt missed. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Nathaniel Phillips (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. John Ruddy replaces Rui Patrício because of an injury.
Offside, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.
Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Nélson Semedo.
Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Romain Saïss tries a through ball, but Adama Traoré is caught offside.
João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool).
Substitution, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Diogo Jota.
Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.