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Wolves forward Matheus Cunha will be given a late fitness test on the ankle he injured against Fulham last Friday. Boubacar Traore and Hwang Hee-chan remain out with respective groin and hamstring problems. Neto is retiring to full fitness and could feature.
Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez is in contention to play, despite missing the draw against Crystal Palace with the recurrence of a shoulder problem. Ibrahima Konate could return after a hamstring injury but fellow defender Joe Gomez still has a muscle issue.
Matheus Cunha’s injury isn’t as bad as first feared and he has a chance of playing at Anfield.
Pedro Neto is getting stronger, but Boubacar Traore has had a setback and could be back next week.
On the fight at the bottom of the Premier League, he said: “It’s going to be a very long and hard race for a lot of teams and we have to be ready.”
After scoring his first goal, Lopetegui said Pablo Sarabia is “working well, helping us and getting used to this league”. However, he added: “But he has to continue working.”
On playing Liverpool for the fourth time this season, he said: “We are the same teams but we have to be ready for a new match. They are going to demand our best.”
MATCH STATS & FACTS
- Liverpool have won 18 of their last 20 home league games against Wolves.
- Wolves’ 3-0 win in the reverse fixture 25 days ago ended an 11-game losing run against Liverpool in the Premier League.
- Wolves could complete the league double over the Reds for the first time since 1950-51.
- This will be the fourth meeting between the sides in 2023, with one in the league and two in the FA Cup.
- Liverpool have won three of their last four Premier League home games.
- They have not conceded in their last three league matches, and have faced just five shots on target in those games, four of which came against Newcastle.
- However, the Reds have failed to score in four of their last six league fixtures.
- Liverpool have won 12 of their last 13 Premier League midweek matches, including each of the last eight.
- Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only side yet to concede a goal from outside the box in the Premier League this season.
- Mohamed Salah has scored in his last two home league games against Wolves. He is just two goals short of equalling Robbie Fowler’s record of 128 Premier League goals for Liverpool.
- Wolves have lost only one of their last six Premier League away fixtures (D3, L1).
- They have kept just one clean sheet in their 12 away games in the league in 2022-23.
- Wolves have won only one of their 12 Premier League matches this season against the teams in the top half of the table (D4, L7), but that victory was against Liverpool.
- Wolves have scored a division-low seven second-half goals in this season’s Premier League.
- Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence are the only players to score multiple Premier League goals for Wolves this season. They have both scored five and account for 56% of the club’s 18 goals.
Referee: Paul Tierney Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Graham Scott. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.
This match is rescheduled from earlier in the season and will take place on Wednesday 1st March at 8pm, it is not televised in the UK.