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  • Goals from Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann gave Wolves a first-half lead.
  • Divock Origi pulled one back in final five minutes but Paul Lambert's side held on.
  • Liverpool suffer third consecutive home defeat after their shock loss to Swansea City and their EFL Cup semi-final loss to Southampton.
Liverpool vs Wolves
Wolves come to town this afternoon. Getty

Three home defeats in seven days for Jurgen Klopp's side. It has been a thoroughly miserable week and with Chelsea coming to town on Tuesday, it might just get worse.

Full-time: Liverpool 1-2 Wolves

Bodvarsson has been sublime since coming on. Again, he shows neat footwork to retain the ball up field and wins a corner for his side. The four minutes are almost up....

Origi now fouls Coady and Wolves have a free kick in their own half. That might just see them over the finishing line.

Is this Coutinho's moment? Nope, the wall does its job and blocks his effort.

Edwards clips Moreno and Liverpool have a free kick centrally from about 30 yards out...

Four minutes of time added on here.

Bodvarsson almost grabs one down the other end! He does brilliantly coming down the byline all on his own, dragging the ball past his marker before trying to prod one through Karius' legs but the goalkeeper makes a save. Wonderful stuff from the Iceland international.

Again, Wolves fail to clear and it falls to Origi who slams a low effort on goal from yards out, but Burgoyne makes himself big to make a vital block.

Now Liverpool have another corner. Three minutes of normal time left.

Liverpool have one back! From a corner kick, Docherty puts his side in trouble with a weak clearance header, allowing Sturridge to knock it over to Origi who smashes home from close range.

Goal! Liverpool 1-2 Liverpool (Divock Origi, 85)

People are starting to filter out of Anfield. Five minutes left here.

Another straight forward save for Burgoyne; he stoops low to collect Origi's pointless effort.

Böðvarsson does brilliantly to win a corner for his side, and nearly pinches a third! The cross is knocked onto the Iceland international, who appeared to be stood offside, but from six yards out, Karius springs out to make a vital block.

Wolves pounce again on the counter but they just don't have the legs to punish the home side this time. Connor Ronan's ball into Saville is slightly miscued, but the Wolves midfielder looks so knackered I don't think he was getting there anyway.

Now Coutinho lets fly with a wild effort from 25 yards out that is nowhere near on target. Wolves aren't letting them anywhere near goal.

Sturridge has his first pop at goal, driving one at Burgoyne but it is an easy save for the Wolves 'keeper.

Ben Woodburn hits the deck inside the box and Anfield howls for a penalty. The referee isn't interested and he is spot on, replays show it was a clear dive from the 17-year-old.

Nouha Dicko has run himself into the ground for his side this afternoon. He now comes off for Jón Böðvarsson.

Helder Costa's brilliant afternoon is over, he is being replaced by Connor Ronan.

Coutinho and Origi combine brilliantly in the box but Stearman is again in the way to make a decisive block. 25 minutes left for Liverpool here.

Jurgen Klopp is making his second change of the evening with Daniel Sturridge coming onto replace Firmino.

Coutinho slides a clever ball into Firmino who exchanges passes with Origi before ushering it back into the path of his countryman, who winds back his right boot to try his luck on goal. It's a fairly tame effort, but enough to force Burgoyne into making his first save of the afternoon.

Coutinho picks out a sublime ball for Woodburn who tries to hook a cross back in, but a Wolves header just gets their first. This is the first time the away defence has looked under any real pressure all game.

Firmino does well to get in behind the Wolves defence and cuts an inviting ball back across goal. Coutinho sprints in to try and get onto the end of it, but Stearman gets there just in time.

Costa is causing Liverpool huge problems. He outmuscles Wijnaldum to win the ball and tries to break clear of him, only to be pulled back by the Dutchman. Another Wolves free kick.

Woodburn pings the free kick into the near post with Firmino flicking it on, but it comes off Klavan and out for a goal kick. I don't think the Brazilian's effort was on target anyway.

Hause is now shown a yellow card for a pretty cynical pull on Origi, who had skipped inside the Wolves centre-half.

Liverpool have so far started the second-half much better than they did the first: they haven't conceded yet.

And we are back underway for the second-half. Jurgen Klopp has unsurprisingly made a change with Philippe Coutinho coming on for Randall.

Half-time: Liverpool 0-2 Wolves

Two minutes of time added on.

Wolves have another! What a superb counter attack from the Championship side. Again, it comes from a Liverpool corner, with Costa freed to race towards the heart of Liverpool's defence before shrugging off a challenge from Moreno to thread a ball across for Weimann, who is racing into the box unmarked. His first touch is perfect, nicking the ball away from Karius, allowing him to roll the ball into an empty net.

Goal! Liverpool 0-2 Wolves (Andreas Weimann, 41)

Costa has another chance to fling a free kick into the Liverpool box but this time he aims for the near post and his cross doesn't beat the first man.

Stearman and Ejaria clash again, this time in the Wolves box, but this time there is no foul. The Wolves veteran was nutmegged by the Liverpool starlet, but he recovered brilliantly to get across and block the ball.

The ball comes into Lucas who opts to head across goal instead of on target, giving Wolves the chance to hack clear.

Stearman now picks up a yellow card after hauling back Ejaria. Moreno will lift the free kick into the box.

Costa chases a long ball down the right but can't quite keep it in play and ends up stumbling over the advertising hoardings behind goal, hurting his ankle in the process. He looks in some pain from that with the Wolves medic trotting over to have a look.

Liverpool are building pressure on Wolves who are now sitting very deep. Lucas, feeling confident after his first goal in nearly seven years against Plymouth, tries his luck from 30 yards out but flings a woeful effort into the stands.

Woodburn does well to reach the byline and cut a dangerous ball back into the six yard area with Origi lurking but Stearman does well to hook it away.


Richard Stearman's header has given Wolves a shock lead... and they are comfortably the better side right now.

What a run from Costa! From a Liverpool corner, the 23-year-old bursts down the inside left flank, bursting past four players cutting inside looking for goal. Just as he reaches the box however he runs out of gas and miss hits his effort on goal. Having just ran 70 yards, we will let him off.

Docherty hammers the free kick into the wall but it bounces back to Saville, who prods a hopeful ball through a cluster of players, trying to find Dicko inside the box No Liverpool player follows the ball and it almost breaks to the Wolves winger, but he misjudges the pass and Karius can collect.

Ben Woodburn now concedes a free kick about 25 yards out from goal. Can Wolves snatch another here?

Wolves have the lead inside a minute! And it comes after more diabolical defending from Jurgen Klopp's side. Helder Costa whips in a free kick from the right and Stearman peels off his man with ease with Klavan gone AWOL, allowing the defender o plant a header across goal and into the far corner!

Goal! Liverpool 0-1 Wolves (Richard Stearman, 1)

And Liverpool get us started.

Kick-off is just minutes away now...

What do we put Liverpool's alarming slump in form down to, then? Joel Matip's absence at the start of the year didn't help, made all the more confusing by the incident that saw him temporarily barred from playing thanks to a club vs country row with Cameroon.

Or how about Philippe Coutinho's absence? While the Brazil international has been involved in the first-team in the last five matches, a six-and-a-half week layoff with an ankle injury means he is not yet firing on all cylinders.

Or perhaps it is the big Sadio Mane-shaped hole in attack. With Senegal qualified for the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations, Liverpool could be without the former Southampton star for three more games - including a huge clash with Chelsea next Tuesday.

You might recall Ben Woodburn making Liverpool history earlier this season. Back in November, the 17-year-old helped his side to a 2-0 win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup, breaking Michael Owen's record in becoming the club's youngest ever goal scorer in the process.

Ben Woodburn
Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest ever goal scorer with his 81st minute strike. Getty

Jurgen Klopp has again opted to look to sprinkle his side with some youth this afternoon. 21-year-old Connor Randall comes in at right-back with 19-year-old Joe Gomez shifting across to centre-half. Ovie Ejaria, 19, starts in midfield with perhaps the most promising of them all in 17-year-old Ben Woodburn joining in attack.

Jurgen Klopp has made nine changes to the side that lost to Southampton on Wednesday. Only Loris Karius and Roberto Firmino retain their places, with Daniel Sturridge paying the price for another disappointing performance with Divock Orihi replacing him in attack.

Conor Randall comes in at right-back in place for Trent Alexander-Arnold while Joe Gomez, who signed a new long-term deal on Friday, slots in at centre-half. There is also a start for 17-year-old Ben Woodburn.

Liverpool team to play Wolves: Karius, Randall, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Ejaria, Wijnaldum, Woodburn, Firmino, Origi

Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Stewart, Can, Wilson, Coutinho, Sturridge

Liverpool have undoubtedly been shaken this week and Wolves have every intention of rocking the boat even more this afternoon. Paul Lambert said this week:

We've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. We go up against a great team and a great club, with the history and everything attached to it. But in one given game, you can win. Whatever eleven I put on the pitch ... we'll be ready. We'll be competitive and we'll be trying to win.

Jurgen Klopp on Nathaniel Clyne's return:

"We have to see how Clyney is. It would be great for us if he could play – we rested him in the last game. Hopefully he can be part [of the match] tomorrow, we have to see.

Team news: Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has no new injury concerns to contend with and could also be boosted by the return of Nathaniel Clyne. The right-back sustained a rib/abdominal problem during the first-leg loss at Southampton earlier this month and was later ruled out of both the 1-1 Premier League draw at Manchester United. He returned to play the entirety of a shock home defeat by Swansea City but dropped out again against Saints mid-week. The 18-year-old academy graduate Trent Alexander-Arnold has deputised well in his absence.

Nathaniel Clyne
Nathaniel Clyne Getty

Jurgen Klopp on Adam Lallana's injury:

A real injury problem... Adam Lallana got a cut, maybe you saw it. I'm not sure we should now try, if the stitches are really good enough or whatever. But not more.

Team news: Liverpool

Adam Lallana is expected to miss out this afternoon. The England midfielder featured for the full 90 minutes of the EFL Cup semi-final second-leg defeat to Southampton at Anfield earlier this week, but required treatment during the latter period after sustaining a gash to his thigh.

Adam Lallana

After back-to-back home defeats, the mood at Liverpool is slightly more negative than this time last month. That defeat to Swansea City and their EFL Cup semi-final elimination at the hands of Southampton has marked a thoroughly miserable week for Jurgen Klopp; some respite is needed this afternoon.

The Liverpool is expected to name a stronger side than the ones fielded against Plymouth Argyle.