Liverpool just sent out their loudest Premier League title warning of the season so far – and they’ve sent a lot lately. The Reds narrowly beat Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
That was not a fun game. Wolves did a fantastic job of shutting down Liverpool, limiting the title challengers to a difficult day in front of goal.
The Reds never really got anything fluid going as Wolves’ 3-4-3 formation proved Jurgen Klopp’s undoing. They were able to overwhelm Liverpool defensively on the flanks, muting Mohamed Salah, in particular.
Salah, who has been the league’s standout player this season, just didn’t get going. Wolves dispossessed him a ridiculous 10 times, per Whoscored, and limited him to one mis-hit shot on target.
For that, Wolves deserve a lot of praise – only Chelsea have come close to that level of defensive success. Liverpool are a side that usually score at least twice, as they had done in their previous 17 games.
But this was a fixture where things didn’t go Liverpool’s way until the 94th minute. And in a lot of ways, that’s a far louder title warning than Liverpool have put out all season.
Liverpool send out Premier League title warning
The 5-0 win at Old Trafford certainly sent a message. As did wins over in-form Arsenal and a willing Everton side.
But those were games where everything clicks for Liverpool. While the Reds looked terrifying when things do click, they can’t count on that success every week.
Against Wolves, though, Liverpool sent out a different title warning. They showed the same kind of fight as two years ago, pushing through until the end to force three points from their opponent.
And that’s why we consider this the loudest warning yet. Not only did it show an ability to win when not playing all that well but it was a return to the dominant Liverpool side that cruised to the Premier League title in 2019/20.
If we were Chelsea or Manchester City, we won’t have liked the look of this one bit.