Wolves are heading to Anfield to face a formidable Liverpool team on the last day of the season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes injured trio Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho will be in the matchday squad, though he stressed no risks would be taken with Salah. They will also monitor Joe Gomez, who was forced off at Southampton on Tuesday, but Klopp does not believe his injury is serious.
Max Kilman, Saiss and Nelson Semedo remain sidelined. Wolves may recall goalkeeper Jose Sa, who made way for John Ruddy.
Here are the key lines
- There are no new injuries ahead of the final game of the season.
- On opponents Liverpool, he said: “It’s a pleasure to watch the way they play and how these two teams [Manchester City] are fighting until the end for the Championship.”
- He said it’s “exciting” that Wolves get to play a part in the title race, describing it as “a pleasure”.
- Lage said he felt “mixed emotions” about this season, adding: “It’s been a good season but to be so close to European football, it’s frustrating.”
- On strengthening the squad in the summer, he said: “We need two or three players to increase the quality in this squad. I’ve been preparing since the end of February, imagining what players we need to be better and if we need replacements, who, so that we’re ready.”
- He added that talks with Romain Saiss on the future of his career at the club are ongoing.
- Liverpool have won the 10 most recent Premier League meetings, keeping eight clean sheets.
- Wolves have lost 17 of their past 19 top-flight matches at Anfield, with the exceptions being 1-0 victories in January 1984 and December 2010.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in all six of their final-day fixtures under Jurgen Klopp, winning each of the last five.
- The Merseysiders are the only side in the top five European leagues yet to lose a league match in 2022.
- The Reds are unbeaten in their last 22 league games at Anfield (W17, D5), scoring 53 goals and conceding 10.
- If they avoid defeat on Sunday it will be the fifth time they have completed a Premier League season without a single home defeat, matching the record set by Chelsea.
- Joel Matip has scored in each of his last two Premier League matches, as many as in his previous 45 appearances combined.
- Mohamed Salah has failed to score in 13 of his previous 14 games in all competitions.
- Wolves have lost their final fixture in six of their seven Premier League campaigns, winning the other against Sunderland in 2010.
- They are winless in six league matches (D2, L4), their longest such run under Bruno Lage.
- The Molineux club have lost eight of their past 13 league games (W3, D2), as many defeats as in their opening 24 league fixtures (W12, D4).
- Wolves, who have scored 37 league goals this season, could become just the third team to finish in the top eight of the Premier League despite scoring fewer than 40 times, emulating Fulham in 2008-09 and Burnley in 2017-18.
- They have not conceded a first-half goal in 17 Premier League away games since Leicester’s Jamie Vardy scored against them on the opening weekend.
The match kicks off Sunday at 4pm in the UK. Don’t forget to look out for my reaction and match highlights.