Liverpool had to do things the hard way, but still emerged victorious as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at Molineux. The Midlands outfit gave the Reds a stern test of their title credentials and Jurgen Klopp’s men proved equal to the task.
Young Japanese star Takumi Minamino made his maiden Premier League appearance as a first half substitute for the injured Sadio Mane.
Here is how the Echo rated Liverpool’s players following their efforts in this midweek clash. They thought Minamino “struggled with the pace of the game” on occasion and gave him a 6/10 rating.
The game also saw Alisson’s run of clean sheets broken- Raul Jimenez’s goal was the first one that the Brazilian has let past him in 2020. Liverpool’s winner came in the 84th minute, a Salah nutmeg setting up Roberto Firmino just before Klopp threw super sub Divock Origi on to the field.