Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk score as Reds open up four-point lead over Manchester City
Liverpool will definitely be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0.
A wet and windy Molineux could not dampen the spirits of the travelling Kopites, who witnessed their side carve open a normally frugal Wolves defence.
The Reds took the lead in the first half when Fabinho and Sadio Mane combined well down the right-hand side to allow the Brazilian to pull back a cross for Mohamed Salah to nonchalantly flick home.
And the ‘Egyptian King’ turned provider in the second half when he collected a weak clearance from the edge of the box to whip in a delightful ball for Virgil van Dijk to prod home.
The result means Jurgen Klopp‘s men are four points clear of Manchester City, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday at the Etihad.
Star Man – Mohamed Salah
Despite coming up against five fearsome defenders, Salah was insatiable at Molineux and genuinely looked a class above.
His blistering pace and intelligent movement meant he often found himself popping up behind left wing-back Jonny and isolating either Willy Boly or Conor Coady.
When Wolves switched to four at the back, Salah still managed to get in behind by dropping deep like a false nine before using his blistering pace to spin in behind to the right.
His finish epitomised confidence and composure in equal measure as he used the outside of his trusty left boot to prod the ball past the despairing dive of Rui Patricio.
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Next Premier League Fixtures
Wolves – Fulham (A), 26/12
Liverpool – Newcastle (H), 26/12
Source: SportsLatest TS