Liverpool go top of the league with 3-1 win at Wolves


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Liverpool moved top of the Premier League with a 3-1 comeback win at Wolves as they overcame familiar Saturday lunchtime struggles thanks to goals from Cody Gakpo, stand-in captain Andy Robertson and an own goal from Hugo Bueno.

The Reds failed to win a single one of their six fixtures in this time slot last season and experienced another sluggish start after the international break when Wolves went ahead early on.

Hee-Chan Hwang (7) tucked in at the back post from Pedro Neto’s low cross and, with the home side so dangerous on the counter-attack, the Portuguese winger was causing Joe Gomez all sorts of problems.

Indeed, Matheus Cunha should have added a second from a fine Neto cross.

It all turned around in the second half, though, with a hat-trick of Mohamed Salah assists helping Liverpool to a fourth win on the spin.

His first was a cross-shot prodded in by Gakpo (55), his second a rolled pass for Robertson to drill home after Jose Sa’s poor kick out, and Salah teed up Elliott for a drive from the edge of the box which went in off the post via a telling deflection off Bueno.


Three of those Liverpool wins have seen them fight back from going behind and their second half showing at Molineux dispelled any concerns which may have been emerging from a lacklustre first half.

They move a point ahead of Man City, who face West Ham at 3pm, while Wolves remain 15th, a couple of points above third-bottom Everton.

Wolves’ next game is a trip to Luton on Saturday – kick-off 3pm. Gary O’Neil’s side then travel to Ipswich in the Carabao Cup on September 26 – kick-off 7.45pm.

Liverpool’s next outing is away to Linz ASK on Thursday as they begin their Europa League campaign – kick-off 5.45pm.

Jurgen Klopp’s side then return to Premier League action when they host West Ham on September 24 – kick-off 2pm.