Liverpool on Sunday extended their unbeaten run of games at home to 65 games in the league after thrashing Wolverhampton 4-o at Anfield. It was not just a special night for Liverpool, but on a night which saw their fans returning to the stadium for the first time since Covid 19 pandemic. Liverpool team gave their fans a memorable welcome back to Anfield seeing off a difficult Wolverhampton side to move back to second place in the table, level on point with league leaders Tottenham, only separated by goal difference.
Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp handed a surprise start to Liverpool under 21 goal keeper Caoimhin Kelleher who impressed against Ajax in the Champions league, keeping a clean sheet and made some important saves to ensure that Liverpool secure a place in the next round of the competition. Jurgen klopp would then reward him for his excellent showing against Ajax with a first premier start in his Liverpool career against Wolves.
Caoimhin Kelleher did repay Jurgen klopp faith with another excellent performance, making important saves. one of his eye catching saves came when he deny Daniel Podence chip wide early in the first half. that was the type of moment that can make some goalkeepers look ungainly as they scramble back only to fall into the net with the ball.
Wolverhampton came into the match at the back of a win over Arsenal, and was looking to repeat the same against the premier league champions. Wolves started the game well and was looking like they were going to score, but a goal from Mohammed Salah after an error from Wolves defender and former Liverpool man Conor Coady gifted the ball to Mohammed Salah who made no mistake slotting it into the net to give Liverpool the lead in the first half. Liverpool dominated the match from beginning to the end, and second half goals from Gini Wilnajum, Joel Matip and an own goal from wolves defender Semedo secured all three point for the Reds and move then back to joint top of the league table.
Liverpool had received an injury boost before the match, Trent Arnold and Naby Kieta came back into the team after suffering an hamstring injury. the duo made their appearance from the bench in the match with Wolves, Trent Arnold announced his comeback with a fine assist which led to the own goal by the wolves man.