Premier League leaders, Liverpool are wrapping up the game year with a 13-point lead at the top of the table after victory in the Liverpool vs Wolves game amidst Video Assistant Referee controversy at Anfield.
Senegalese Sadio Mane scored the one and only goal in the first half, slotting it past keeper Rui Patricio after it bounced off Adam Lallana’s shoulder, making Mane the only second player to be directly involved in 30 Premier League goals during 2019 (24 goals, 6 assists), after Jamie Vardy (34)
Both sides had to wait for a lengthy VAR judgement for handball from Lallana before referee Anthony Taylor finally confirmed the goal.
Wolves next had a would-have-been level disallowed by VAR for a marginal offside committed by Jonny after Pedro Neto had drilled his shot into the bottom left corner on the stroke of half-time.
Aside Sadio Mane, Liverpool had golden chances to extend their lead. It played out most when Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino come close either side of the break, although Wolves set out for the game with intentions to win too, even though the reverse ended the case.
We also like to mention Diogo Jota’s major opportunities in the second half. The first was a messaged shot from a tight corner in the box which flew wide of the right post. The second was like a gift sent in from a Virgil van Dijk unintended mistake which he shoot straight at Alisson the goalkeeper.
The Liverpool vs Wolves match ending in favor of Liverpool means that the Reds is finishing the year with a bright possibility to end their 30-year Premier League title drought even though they had injury case. For Wolves, they aren’t ending the year in such a bad form too despite losing to the Champions League defenders and FIFA Club World Cup title holders at Anfield.