Wolves duo Willy Boly and Diogo Jota are both in contention for the Thursday evening clash with runaway league leaders Liverpool after recovering from their injuries.
According to the Express and Star, Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed the pair have both been in senior training ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Molineux.
Boly, 28, has been sidelined since late October after breaking his ankle and recovering from an operation, while attacker Jota, 23, is on the verge of returning from a calf problem.
Both players have become fundamental cogs in Santos’ well-oiled machine that currently sees the club just six points off the top-four – with a game in hand – as well as their progression into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Boly was an ever-present figure for Wolves last season with the Frenchman featuring in 36 out of 38 Premier League matches. He only missed two fixtures domestically last campaign due to a controversial red card against Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Jota has nine goals and five assists in 29 appearances for the Midlands outfit this season. The Portugal international has recently developed a devestating partnership with Raul Jiminez whilst Adama Traore completes one of the most feared attacking triumvirates in the league.
Santo revealed in his Wednesday afternoon press conference that the club had ‘good news’ regarding the development of the injured duo.
Speaking ahead of the Liverpool match, Nuno said: “We have Diogo normally integrated into the team, working with the squad. Boly also, so things are getting better.”
Boly and Jota returning to the fold is a massive boost as Wolves look to become the first to beat Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season.
On the encounter, Nuno said: “They’re very good and do things very well. It’s a very good, fantastic team.
“Liverpool is a huge club. Good team. What we’ll do is prepare ourselves well and play the game.
“Our fans will be behind us, a fantastic atmosphere, so we have to enjoy the game.
“We have to compete. That is the word – compete. When you compete, you don’t give up. Every ball is important.”
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Molineux has proven one of the toughest places to take points from in the league this season. Santos’ team have already recorded an impressive league double over current holders Manchester City and were unlucky to leave Anfield with nothing to show for their efforts.
Jota and Boly have proven two of their most consistent players since their promotion from the Championship in 2018 and will hand the hosts an early advantage.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Wednesday that James Milner, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri will not be available for the Thursday trip to the Midlands.