Liverpool will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they travel to the Molineux for Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.
Jurgen Klopp’s men cruised to a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa before the international break, while their hosts were on the receiving end of a 3-2 beating at the hands of Crystal Palace.
Liverpool to win
I must admit, I’ve been impressed by Liverpool’s start to the season.
The Reds have picked up 10 points from their opening four matches, which is seven more than their hosts.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have won their last three, beating Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Aston Villa, and scoring goals should not be an issue against an inconsistent Wolves outfit.
A 1-0 victory over Everton is Wolves’ only positive result of the campaign up until this point, and I find it hard to believe they will be able to keep out a Liverpool side who have won four of their last five visits to Molineux.
Mohamed Salah 2+ shots on target
The Egyptian was heavily linked with a move away from Anfield during the final few days of the transfer window, but the Reds managed to hold off advances from Saudi Arabia, and his importance to this side is still clear to see – Salah has bagged twice so far this season, and registered the same amount of assists.
The 31-year-old has recorded seven shots across his last three outings, and I think there is a good chance that he will be able to register a couple of efforts on target this weekend, given Wolves’ woes at the back.
Craig Dawson to score anytime
Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk for a second successive match after his dismissal against Newcastle, and despite the comfortable triumph over Aston Villa without the Dutchman, I do believe that the Reds are significantly worse at the back without his presence.
Last season, Van Dijk missed six league outings, four of which were away from home – and Liverpool failed to win any of them.
Wolves were actually one of the few sides to play the Reds during Van Dijk’s absence and the Wanderers beat them 3-0. Craig Dawson was among the scorers that day and I think he can register once again here.
Despite being a centre-back and an unlikely source of goals, Dawson has scored 45 in his career, and without the presence of Van Dijk, set-pieces could pose a real threat for Wolves here.