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Nuno: I got as much out of Wolves beating Cardiff as toppling top six

Nuno Espirito Santo insists beating relegated Cardiff meant as much to him as Euro conquerors Wolves toppling any of the top six this season. His side head to Anfield hoping to wreck Liverpool’s dreams of ending their 29-year wait for the title on Sunday. Wolves have relished taking on the top teams this season, registering 16 points against them with wins against all four European finalists, plus Manchester United twice and a draw against leaders Manchester City. But three points is the same reward for beating City as it would have been Huddersfield and Nuno says there is no extra…

No let up from Wolves on final day – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo insists there will be no let-up from Wolves as they look to end Liverpool’s title hopes at Anfield. Wolves go to Merseyside for the Premier League title decider knowing the Reds must beat them to have a chance of becoming champions for the first time in 29 years. For that to happen, leaders Manchester City, who are a point clear, must slip up at Brighton. Wolves have taken 16 points off the top six this season, beating all four European finalists along the way and they are relishing another crack at one of the big boys. “It’s…

Jonny insists Liverpool hold no fears for Wolves

Jonny Otto insists Wolves are going to Anfield to end Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes and finish the season on a high. Wolves are almost the ‘forgotten’ opposition this weekend as the nation gears up for the shootout between the Reds and Manchester City, who are at Brighton, on Sunday. Second-placed Liverpool must win if they are to have any hope of ending their 29-year wait to be champions and overtaking City, who are a point clear and need to win to retain their crown. But wing back Jonny has indicated Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are looking to throw a…

Klopp says Wolves are ‘pretty special’ and lauds Nuno

Jurgen Klopp has thrown the Anfield welcome mat down to Wolves ahead of the Premier League title decider. The Liverpool manager says Wolves’ achievements are ‘pretty special’ while he reckons head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is doing an ‘incredible’ job. The Reds must beat Wolves if they are to have any chance of ending their 29-year wait to be crowned as champions, and hope leaders Manchester City slip up at Brighton. While it seems the nation have already decided Liverpool have won the game, a happy Klopp cleverly used his press conference yesterday to expose the strengths of the team…

‘Wolves have signed world class players’ – Jonny

  Jonny Otto believes Wolves have signed world class players and says they are aiming to challenge for a top-six place next season.   The Spain international signed permanently for a then club-record equalling £18m fee in January after arriving on a season-long loan last summer from Atletico Madrid.   Jonny says he was persuaded to join Wolves because of the club’s ambition, after leaving Atletico without playing a single game for them following his £18m permanent move from Celta Vigo in January. As initially a loan capture last summer, he was one of several big signings along with established…

Wolves captain focused on Europe, not ticket requests at Anfield

Conor Coady claims he has had ‘millions’ of ticket requests for Liverpool’s Premier League title decider against Wolves – but all he’s focused on is hitting 60 points and getting into Europe. Liverpool must beat Wolves at Anfield on Sunday and hope leaders Manchester City draw or lose against Brighton to end their 29-year wait to be champions again. Wolves are guaranteed seventh spot but still need a favour from City to beat Watford in the FA Cup final a week on May 18 to end their 39-year stretch for European football. Coady, who supported Liverpool as a boy and…

Coady: Liverpool will Kop no favours from Wolves

Captain Conor Coady insists all his loyalties are with Wolves this weekend and there will be no favours to The Kop. The Scouser and boyhood Liverpool fan spent five years full-time at Anfield as an academy scholar and young professional. Now 26, Coady made his Reds debut in the Europa League in 2012-13 before making his Premier League bow as a substitute for Philippe Coutinho in a 3-1 win at Fulham almost six years ago to the day – his only two appearances for his hometown club. In an unforgettable week which has seen Liverpool and Tottenham reach the Champions…

Hail Stowell, the man who made Schmeichel – Don

Wolves favourite Mike Stowell has been hailed as the man who has ‘made’ Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has this week made his 300th League appearance for Leicester City in a game where he was powerless to stop Vincent Kompany scoring a ‘worldie’ past him from 30 yards to give Manchester City the edge in the race for the Premier League title with a vital 1-0 win at the Etihad. After eight years at the King Power Stadium, the 32-year-old Denmark international is recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in the top flight. During the whole of that time, Stowell, 54,…

Farmer recalls Wolves’ greatest comeback

The two amazing Champions League semi-finals this week have proved football’s incredible capacity for comebacks. Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Barcelona after being 3-0 down in the first leg will never be forgotten. Their opponents in the Champions League final, Tottenham, have joined them at the pinnacle of club football competition after retrieving a 2-0 deficit on the night against Ajax to triumph 3-2 to set up only the second all-English final. These moments are now marked indellibly in fans’ memory banks forever. One such moment in older Wolves supporters’ recall is the 1958 FA Youth Cup final. Trailing 5-1 from…

Nuno is Wolves’ best signing – Thelwell

Kevin Thelwell has hailed Wolves’ best signing – and it’s none of the stars who have performed so impressively on the pitch to clinch seventh spot in the Premier League. Wolves’ sporting director is convinced head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is the biggest reason why the team has made such rapid strides over the last two years. When the Portuguese took over in May 2017, Wolves had just finished 15th in the Championship. Since then the transformation has been nothing short of astonishing as Wolves won the Championship in his first season in charge and are now confirmed as the…