Liverpool extend lead at top of league with 2-1 win over Wolverhampton

Liverpool extend lead at top of league with 2-1 win over Wolverhampton

- Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool Premier League clash saw the visitors maintain their unbeaten run

- A goal each from Henderson and Firmino rendered Jiminez's goal a mere consolation after full time

- Liverpool stretch the gap over Manchester City back to 16 points with one match in hand

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Liverpool maintained their unbeaten run in the Premier League this season with another hard-earned 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium.

The Reds got the game started on a bright note with exciting attacking moves but none of their early shots made the back of the net.

However, Jordan Henderson handed the visitors the lead in the eighth minute with an unstoppable header from Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner kick from the left flank.

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The 29-year-old jumped high-up above Wolves defenders to put the ball past Rui Patricio while both sides were settling into the meeting.

Jurgen Klopp's men were searching for more goals but were denied on different occasions by the home team.

And they were able to keep the one-goal lead as they headed into the dressing room for half-time.

Raul Jiminez restored parity for the home team with a sumptuous header from Adama Traore's superb cross in the 51st minute.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men launched a quick counter-attacking move against their opponent, which was started by the Spanish national team star.

Wolves dominated the game more in the second half with enterprising play but unfortunately, they failed to make their efforts count.

And they paid dearly for the wastages as Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino fired a shot from close range to ensure ran off with maximum points at the end of the meeting.

The Merseyside outfit has also stretched the gap over Manchester City on the table back to 16 points with a match at hand.

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Liverpool travel to London Stadium next week to battle struggling West Ham United as they hope to continue their brilliant form.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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