Klopp on Liverpool legend Origi leaving the club
Check out Jürgen Klopp’s pre match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Wolves. When asked about Divock Origi leaving the club this summer, he reiterated how important Origi has been to Liverpool over the years and that he will be sorely missed.
Liverpool vs Wolves: Line-ups
Liverpool with Nothing to Lose
The expectancy for Liverpool on Sunday will be one of disappointment, with the title very much in Man City’s hands; victory for Pep Guardiola’s men against Aston Villa will clinch them their fourth Premier League crown in five years, regardless of what Liverpool do.
Strange things can happen on the final day, though, and there is a certain degree of fatefulness about the prospect of Gerrard – arguably Liverpool’s greatest ever player and certainly the best to have never won the title – finally securing the trophy for his boyhood club by providing some final-day drama to rival 1989 and 2012.
Any improvement next season will likely depend on bringing more goals into the team – Wolves’ tally of 37 goals scored is the fourth-lowest in the league, and Burnley in 2017-18 are the only team in Premier League history to have finished in the top eight having netted fewer.
There is little wrong at the other end, with only the top three conceding fewer, and it is that sturdy rearguard which is likely to be Liverpool’s biggest hurdle in their attempts to come away with another three points.
However, Wolves have the joint-lowest win rate on the final day of the season of any current Premier League club, losing six and winning just one of their seven previous season-enders. Another defeat on Sunday would keep Liverpool’s unlikely title hopes alive, at which point Klopp will finally be able to turn his attention towards the Etihad and then Paris.
In many ways, Liverpool go into this match with nothing to lose, the expectancy being that Man City will win and anything else being a very welcome bonus. Even so, they cannot afford to let their minds drift to the Champions League final just yet, and while he will not take any risks with his team selection, Klopp will nonetheless put out a team that he feels will win against Wolves. Complacency very rarely creeps into Klopp’s Liverpool, and with a host of first-teamers to return – and the fact that the result could mean a lot more to Liverpool than it does to Wolves – we are backing the Merseysiders to come away with the three points.