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Liverpool come back to beat Wolves



Liverpool drew level early in the second half with Cody Gakpo's goal

Liverpool scored two late goals to beat a fighting Wolves side at Molineux and move to the top of the Premier League.

Andy Robertson gave the Reds the lead for the first time on 85 minutes, then replacement Harvey Elliott’s shot deflected off Hugo Bueno for an own goal in stoppage time to seal the victory.

Liverpool drew level early in the second half when Cody Gakpo converted Mohamed Salah’s fizzing cross-shot.

The home team dominated the first half and rightly took the lead when Hwang Hee-Chan scored at the far post following some wonderful wing play by Pedro Neto.

The victory puts Jurgen Klopp’s team one point clear at the top of the table ahead of Saturday’s 3 p.m. kick-offs.


Liverpool showed their tenacity once more, recovering from a sluggish first half to win after losing the opening goal for the third time in five Premier League games this season.

They provided little of an attacking threat in the first 45 minutes, as their midfield was frequently overrun, and they went into the halftime break behind.

Klopp replaced the subdued Alexis MacAllister with Luis Diaz at halftime before putting on Elliott and Darwin Nunez 11 minutes later.

As Liverpool transformed, the substitutes had an impact, with Diaz hitting just wide from Robertson’s volleyed cross 90 seconds after coming on.

The ball eventually reached Salah, whose expertly executed cross-shot Gakpo was able to knock home after some wonderful movement on the edge of the box.


Nunez then came within inches of giving Liverpool the lead, but goalie Jose Sa and defender Max Kilman brilliantly blocked his shot.

The Wolves appeared to be losing their footing, and the visitors appeared to be the most likely to score.

With five minutes remaining, Robertson, captain in place of the suspended Virgil van Dijk, sprinted on to Salah’s searching pass and side-footed home from six yards.

Elliott sealed the victory late on, but his effort was ruled to have taken enough of a deflection off Bueno to count as an own goal by the Wolves defender.

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