Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups

Seeking to continue their strong form from before the international break, Liverpool will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the early Premier League kickoff on Saturday.

In gameweek four, Jurgen Klopp's team convincingly defeated Aston Villa with a 3-0 victory. Meanwhile, their opponents, Wolverhampton Wanderers, suffered a 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace in their last outing.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups

The Wolves' medical team is currently focused on the recovery of just one player, Joe Hodge, who suffered a thigh injury towards the end of August. Unfortunately, there is still no clear timetable for the 21-year-old's return to action.

The early kickoff time may present challenges for both managers. South Korea's Hwang and Brazil's Cunha, who were the scorers at Selhurst Park in the previous game, face particularly exhausting journeys back to the West Midlands. It remains uncertain whether O'Neil will risk starting either of them in the upcoming match.

Hwang was initially on the bench against Palace but made a significant impact after coming on. Sasa Kalajdzic is an option to replace Cunha should the South American require more time to recover from his international commitments.

Likewise, Klopp, who has expressed his discontent with 12:30 kickoffs before, must assess the returning players Alisson Becker, Alexis Mac Allister, and Luis Diaz. Uruguay's Marcelo Bielsa disclosed that Darwin Nunez had been dealing with a muscular issue during the international break. Nunez had been in good form with a game-winning brace against Newcastle United and a pair of assists against Villa, but his fitness for the upcoming match might be a concern. Additionally, Thiago Alcantara is recovering from a hip setback.

Once again, Klopp faces the possibility of being without both of his primary center-backs. Ibrahima Konate withdrew from France duty due to a thigh injury, and Virgil van Dijk has received an extra game ban after admitting to a charge of improper conduct following the Newcastle game. However, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip formed a solid defensive partnership against Villa. Trent Alexander-Arnold, who also had a thigh concern and missed England's recent fixtures, adds to Klopp's defensive challenges.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Bueno; Sarabia, Lemina, Gomes, Neto; Kalajdzic, Silva

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Endo, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Jota

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