Liverpool vs Wolves preview: team news, lineups, TV, kick-off time, referee & VAR

Here’s our preview for Jurgen Klopp’s final game as manager: Liverpool vs Wolves in the Premier League at Anfield.

Well, this one will be difficult. Jurgen Klopp's final game as Liverpool manager is upon us as his eight-and-a-half season spell as boss comes to and end.

We've known it was on the way for a while, of course (though, there was hope it would actually be in Dublin for the UEFA Europa League final) but it doesn't make it any easier. He'll soon pick his last XI and it promises to be an incredibly emotional day at Anfield.

The result doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things, so all focus will be on Klopp and the end of an era. As is right.

Here's our preview for Liverpool vs Wolves.


DATE, KICK-OFF, STADIUM, REFEREE & VAR

  • Date: Sunday, 19 May 2024
  • Kick-off time: 16:00 GMT / 11:00 ET / 08:00 PT
  • Stadium: Anfield
  • Referee: Chris Kavanagh
  • VAR: David Coote

Liverpool vs Wolves head-to-head record

Liverpool and Wolves have met 115 across history, with the first dating all the way back to 1894. The Reds have the dominant record here, but it probably isn't quite as strong as you'd expect - Wolves were, after all, the best team in the country once upon a time.

In total, Liverpool have won 60, drawn 18 and lost 37 against Wolves. However, their recent record is near-perfect.

The Reds have won 10 of the last 12, losing just once. They've also won the last three and that includes earlier this season in a 3-1 victory at Molineux.

Down at half-time, Cody Gakpo, Andy Robertson and an own-goal by Hugo Bueno sealed things for Klopp's team.

How to watch Liverpool vs Wolves on TV and Live Stream

Liverpool vs Wolves is on TV will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In Canada, the match is available on fuboTV as usual, while those in the United States can watch on various platforms such as NBC and Telemundo.

Optus Sport is the provider in Australia, with Star+ showing the game across the entirety of South America.

There are a huge array of broadcasters across Europe for this one, with Viaplay and DAZNamong the most prominent.

beIN Sports show the action in North Africa and the majority of Asia, while SuperSport is the main provider in the rest of Africa.

Liverpool team news

Liverpool have reportedly welcomed Thiago, Diogo Jota and Andy Robertson back to training this week. Robertson was expected, Jota hoped for, and Thiago a complete surprise.

Will all three play? It's hard to say but given it's the final game of the season, the chance is there. Robertson, certainly, will feature in Klopp's final fixture.

Other than that, there shouldn't be any real surprises. Joel Matip is out, of course, and youngster Ben Doak has long been ruled out for the season.

Pretty much a full squad for Klopp to pick from, then.

Wolves team news

Wolves will definitely be without Craig Dawson and Leon Chiwone for this one but they might have Pedro Neto back. Manager Gary O'Neil said ahead of last weekend that the winger was training but not quite ready for their meeting with Crystal Palace.

It's possible he'll be ready to return a week later, though, with Anfield waiting.

LIVERPOOL PREDICTED LINEUP VS Wolves

We'd like to see Klopp go with the long-term players here, though most of them make the best XI anyway.

That means Alisson Becker in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson certainties in defence. Joe Gomez at centre-back to complete the title-winning back four? We'd like to see it, but Jarell Quansah feels more likely after recent weeks.

Midfield is just anyone's guess these days, isn't it? Alexis Mac Allister is the only constant and we'll go with Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott to partner him. Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch could all be in there, though - who really knows?

Up top, it feels unlikely Klopp would waver from Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Luis Diaz. Jota's fitness could change that but we imagine the boss will stick.

(4-3-3); Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Jones , Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Liverpool vs Wolves prediction

Let's just get classic Klopp here. The result means nothing so go full heavy-metal football. Press high, run with all the intensity possible, and go in knowing you'll probably concede chances.

We'll also hope for the right moments to go out on here. Assists from the full-backs, Mo Salah bagging at least one, and maybe even a bullet header from Van Dijk.

It'll be a day to remember, that's for sure.

Liverpool 4-2 Wolves

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