Second-half goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah secured Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Wolves and prevented Wanderers from completing a league double over the Reds for the first time since 1950/51.
Liverpool’s Stefan Bajčetić tested José Sá in the first minute with a powerful strike before Wolves, perhaps confident from their 3-0 win against the Reds earlier in February, raced down the other end and Alisson tipped behind João Moutinho’s low strike from the edge of the area.
Wolves struggled to generate any real momentum in the second period and faced difficulty trying to break down a Liverpool side that kept three consecutive league clean sheets.
That setback did not deter the inevitable Liverpool onslaught however, and Van Dijk’s lashed in from close range from Jota’s low cross before Salah sealed the points by tapping in Konstantinos Tsimikas’ drilled pass across the goalmouth.
It was fitting that the 3-0 hammering at Wolves three weeks ago led to a run of four clean sheets, including three wins to nil, in the PL for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side and the Reds will be confident of mounting a charge for the top four with this latest boost.
Wolves’ inconsistency continues to hamper their top-flight security and a three-match winless run leaves Julen Lopetegui’s side just three points off the relegation places.