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Liverpool will be top of the Premier League at Christmas after battling to a 2-0 win at Wolves

Liverpool will be top of the Premier League at Christmas after battling to a 2-0 win at Wolves

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Liverpool will be top of the Premier League at Christmas after battling to a 2-0 win at Wolves with the help of Mohamed Salah.

Mohamed Salah scored one goal and made another as Liverpool won 2-0 at Wolves to guarantee they will be top of the Premier League on Christmas Day.

The leaders toiled for much of Friday’s clash at a sodden Molineux, with in-form Wolves having won their last three league games to move up to seventh.

But Salah’s 11th Premier League goal of the season, meaning the Egypt star is now leading the race for the Golden Boot, set up Liverpool’s sixth straight win in all competitions.

And when Salah crossed for Virgil van Dijk to stab home his first Premier League goal for the club in the 68th minute, Liverpool extended their lead over Manchester City to four points, although Naby Keita’s injury was a sour note on a professional performance.

Liverpool win a free-kick on their left to Wolves’ surprise they take it short. It drops to Fabinho who is tailed by Neves. The Brazilian plays a quick one-two with Mane on the flank and cuts back to Salah, who impudently flicks the ball past Patricio with the outside of his left foot!

That was a lovely assist by Fabinho who is coming into his own in a Liverpool shirt now. Wolves will be disappointed given their bright start but there’s still plenty of time for them to get back into this.

Liverpool take this corner short, bamboozling the Wolves defence. Robertson angles in a cross from deep that Bennett kicks clear, but only as far as Salah just outside the area. Salah puts the ball straight back into the box and van Dijk is on hand to tap the ball into the net! 2-0 Liverpool.

Salah’s now scored six and assisted six against newly-promoted sides for Liverpool.

Line-ups
Wolves XI: Patricio; Boly, Coady (C), Bennett; Jonny, Saiss, Moutinho, Neves, Doherty; Traore, Jimenez.

Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Vinagre, Dendoncker, Bonatini.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Milner; Keita, Henderson (C), Fabinho; Mane, Firmino, Salah.

Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Wijnaldum, Sturridge, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi.

Source: All Football