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January 23, 2020

Nuno praises Wolves’ performance – but identifies areas of improvement after Liverpool loss

Proud Nuno Espirito Santo praised Wolves after going so close to stopping Liverpool’s winning run in the 2-1 defeat at Molineux – but identified flaws to improve. Roberto Firmino’s sledgehammer strike six minutes from time extended Liverpool’s run to 14 straight victories in the Premier League and stretched their lead to 16 points at the top. But Wolves, who equalised through Raul Jimenez’s 20th goal of the season six minutes after half-time to cancel out Jordan Henderson’s eighth-minute header, pushed them all the way. They could, and perhaps should, have had an equaliser at the death when substitute Diogo Jota…

Wolves push Liverpool all the way but Firmino wins it for the Reds – report

Wolves 1 (Jimenez 51) Liverpool 2 (Henderson 8, Firmino 86). Wolves pushed Liverpool all the way but were ultimately undone by the champions-elect at an electric Molineux. Jordan Henderson headed the Reds into an eighth-minute lead but Wolves levelled through another header, from Raul Jimenez in the 51st minute – the first goal Liverpool have conceded in more than 12 hours – to signal their best spell of the game. But Roberto Firmino broke Wolves’ hearts with the winner four minutes from time as Liverpool hit them on the break to extend their lead to 16 points at the top…

Boly and Jota back in the Wolves squad as Nuno names his team for Liverpool

Willy Boly and Diogo Jota returned to the Wolves squad for the visit of Liverpool after recovering from injury. Boly and Jota were named on the bench as head coach Nuno Espirito Santo named an unchanged team for the third successive Premier League game. Centre back Boly, who has missed 20 games in all competitions with a broken ankle, was in the matchday 18 for the first time since October 24 in the 1-0 win away to Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League. Jota was injured as a substitute on New Year’s Day in the 2-1 defeat at Watford and…