Liverpool secured victory by netting two late goals to overturn their disadvantage against a resilient Wolves team at Molineux, propelling them to the top of the Premier League table.
Andy Robertson, who was making his 200th appearance in the Premier League, scored a goal on the 85th minute, which gave Liverpool the lead. Later, in stoppage time, a shot by substitute Harvey Elliott deflected off Hugo Bueno and went into the goal as an own goal, securing the victory for Liverpool.
At the beginning of the second half, Cody Gakpo scored for Liverpool by turning Mohamed Salah’s strong cross-shot into a goal, equalizing the score.
The home side dominated the first half and deservedly opened the scoring when Hwang Hee-Chan fired home at the far post after some excellent wing play by Pedro Neto.
The win moves Jurgen Klopp’s side one point clear at the top of the table before Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs.
Liverpool once more displayed their determination by coming back to win a Premier League match, even though they fell behind after conceding the first goal. In the first half, their attack wasn’t very effective, and their midfield struggled to keep up, leaving them trailing at halftime.
Klopp brought on Luis Diaz for the subdued Alexis Mac Allister at half time, before bringing on Elliott and Darwin Nunez 11 minutes after the restart.
The substitutes made an impact as Liverpool transformed, with Diaz heading just wide from Robertson’s volleyed cross a mere 90 seconds after coming on.
The Colombian was then involved in the equaliser as some neat interplay on the edge of the box saw the ball eventually reach Salah, whose drilled cross-shot was tapped home by Gakpo.
Nunez then came close to putting Liverpool ahead but his shot was well blocked by a combination of goalkeeper Jose Sa and defender Max Kilman.
Wolves seemed exhausted and Liverpool appeared more likely to score. They did just that, five minutes before the end, when Robertson, filling in as captain for the suspended Virgil van Dijk, received a pass from Salah and calmly slotted the ball into the net from six yards away.
Elliott almost scored another, but the goal was counted as an own goal by the Wolves defender Bueno due to a deflection.