Liverpool picked up a hard-fought 2-1 win at Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday night, with Bobby Firmino’s winner another superb exhibition of the Reds’ ability to grind out different kinds of victories.
Wolves 1-2 Liverpool
Premier League, Molineux
January 23, 2020
Goals: Jimenez 50′; Henderson 8′, Firmino 84′
Jurgen Klopp named the same lineup for a third successive fixture and, despite being made to work hard throughout, the Reds edged it 2-1 in the Black Country.
It might have been one of the most difficult fixtures Liverpool have faced in recent months, but it’s now 22 wins from 23 and a 16-point lead at the top.
After the break Wolves came out strongly and were back on level terms soon after; Adama broke into space, clipped a cross over and Raul Jimenez powered a header home into the far corner.
It was the first goal in eight league games that the Reds had conceded, but the response was once more impressive.
Mohamed Salah spurned a couple of good opportunities and Roberto Firmino did likewise, before the Brazilian sealed the win in the final six minutes with a brilliant finish, his 10th of the season and all away from home.