The Big Match Tactical View: Wolves v Liverpool

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Liverpool news Jurgen Klopp believes the Reds are behind City in the title race

"They are the current champions and they still play like champions".

Alisson made his first mistake in a Liverpool shirt with a failed Cruyff Turn in the 2-1 league victory at Leicester City.

He also broke the transfer record for a defender when landing Virgil van Dijk in January.

Fresh minds and legs will be needed to keep performance strong after two huge back-to-back displays, and Klopp is sure to make changes in an attempt to ensure it happens.

"I said to him, 'We have no clean sheet because of you!"

"You see it a lot... maybe I didn't react as well as maybe I could have".

Plenty of Premier League sides have demonstrated an ability to shift between a back three and a back four this season, but Nuno Espirito Santo has remained committed to a three-man defence throughout the season, the only manager in the league to have played in that way in every match so far.

"We are all judged on that because they are the champions, they can do it, so it should be possible for us as well".

This could be Liverpool's most compelling title bid since 1990, but Klopp is refusing to get caught up in the noise and has illustrated the task in front of his squad.

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has admitted that he initially struggled to adapt to the demands of Premier League football after joining from Monaco.

In 17 league games this season, the former England youth global has made 18 tackles, 19 interceptions, 17 blocks and 59 clearances, according to Who Scored. It remains to be seen whether Wolves play that way against a Liverpool side whose full-backs are so risky going forward, however, and there's a chance they could return to the 3-4-3.

"Obviously in the first games I didn't have that automatic understanding with the rest of the team, so I had to work a bit harder to understand other players' runs, but I can do this faster now".

"We are in mid-December and the season is still too long", he added. We'll try to keep on doing what we're doing and stay confident.

I will be backing Liverpool to edge this in a high scoring game, backing Liverpool/Yes in the Match Odds and Both teams to Score market at anything better than [3.8]. It's going to be very tough there.

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