Liverpool come from beind to defeat Wolves 3-1 at the Molineux

Liverpool staged an impressive comeback at Wolves, securing a 3-1 victory that showcased their resilience and determination. The Reds had struggled in Saturday lunchtime fixtures last season, failing to win any of their six matches during that time slot. Their encounter with Wolves after the international break started in a sluggish manner, with the home team taking an early lead.

In the 7th minute, Hee-Chan Hwang capitalized on Pedro Neto’s precise low cross to tuck the ball in at the back post, putting Liverpool on the back foot. Wolves’ dangerous counter-attacking style kept the pressure on, with Neto causing problems for Liverpool’s Joe Gomez throughout the first half. Matheus Cunha had a golden opportunity to extend the lead but missed a fine Neto cross.

However, the second half saw a remarkable turnaround, with Mohamed Salah playing a pivotal role in Liverpool’s resurgence. Ten minutes into the second half, Salah’s cross-shot found Cody Gakpo, who poked it into the net to level the score. Salah then provided a rolled pass to stand-in captain Andy Robertson in the 85th minute, allowing him to strike the ball home after a poor clearance by Wolves’ goalkeeper Jose Sa. Salah also played a part in the third goal, setting up Harvey Elliott, whose shot deflected off Hugo Bueno and found the back of the net in added time.

This victory marked Liverpool’s fourth consecutive win, with three of those victories involving comebacks from going behind. Their second-half performance at Molineux dispelled any concerns that may have arisen from a lackluster first half. At the end of the day, Liverpool finished in third place, level on points with Tottenham and just two points behind league leaders Manchester City. Wolves, on the other hand, remained in 15th place, a couple of points above the relegation zone.


Jurgen Klopp had expressed his concerns about playing early kick-off matches after international breaks, but Wolves appeared rejuvenated and ready to take on the challenge after their two-week hiatus. They wasted no time in taking the lead, with Neto being the standout performer in the first half, showcasing his confidence, ambition, and skill.

Wolves’ attack was relentless, and Gomez, along with Liverpool’s young debutant Jarell Quansah, faced a stern test. Neto continued to threaten, nearly replicating his earlier assist when Nelson Semedo provided a similar opportunity, but Gomez made a crucial intervention.

The first half saw Liverpool’s defense struggling to contain Neto’s brilliance and the threat posed by Wolves’ debutant Jean-Ricner Bellegarde down the left flank. Neto’s efforts to extend the lead were thwarted by Gomez, but the Brazilian winger still got the better of the Liverpool full-back. Ultimately, Liverpool was fortunate to escape without conceding more goals in the first half.

In the end, Harvey Elliott’s deflected shot served as a dramatic reminder of how the game’s fortunes had shifted in the second half. Liverpool’s comeback win showcased their ability to bounce back from adversity and maintain their pursuit of the Premier League title.