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Premier League: Liverpool FC gets under the wheels at Wolverhampton Wanderers


Liverpool FC continues to stagger through the season and has now even been boiled off by a relegation candidate. The Reds' defense in particular seemed disoriented in Wolverhampton. Things went better for Manchester United.

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Jürgen Klopp at the bankruptcy in Wolverhampton

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Liverpool FC is slipping further and further into the crisis in the English Premier League.

At Wolverhampton Wanderers, coach Jürgen Klopp's team lost 3-0 (2-0) and slipped down to tenth place.

The Reds are still waiting for their first win of 2023.

Things went better for Manchester United, who won 2-1 (1-0) against Crystal Palace.

The English record champion temporarily climbed to third place.

In the afternoon, leaders FC Arsenal surprisingly lost in Everton.

Liverpool FC were completely off the mark at the start of the game.

Wolverhampton pushed the Reds in behind and took an early lead.

Former Schalke player Joel Matip deflected a sharp cross from Hwang Hee-chan into his own goal (5th minute).

Liverpool seemed completely unsettled – and conceded the second goal.

Ex-Hertha player Matheus Cunha crossed, Liverpool defender Joe Gomez headed the ball away from his own keeper Alisson Becker, Craig Dawson used the mistake and made it 2-0 (10th).

The debacle for Liverpool almost got bigger: In the 26th minute Matip lost the ball as the last man to Matheus Nunes, keeper Becker ironed out the faux pas.

After that, Liverpool got into the game better, but didn't create any compelling chances.

The Reds only became dangerous in the second round.

They squeezed Wolves in the back, Naby Keïta (50') and Mohamed Salah (62') missed the best chances.

Then Wolverhampton countered: João Moutinho played a fine pass to Adama Traoré, who served Rúben Neves.

He made it 3-0 from close range (71st).

Klopp seemed increasingly desperate on the sidelines, but could not influence the game.

Manchester United started dominantly and took the lead early on.

Bruno Fernandes converted a justified hand penalty (7th), after that United had everything under control, but were too careless with their chances.

Wout Weghorst on his home debut with a header (13th) and Marcus Rashford (27th) failed at keeper Vicente Guaita.

The only guest chance in the first half was missed by Jeffrey Schlupp from a distance (42').

Manchester kept up the pressure in the second half.

Rashford made it 2-0 (62nd).

Casemiro was then sent off with a red card when he had his hands on Will Hughes' neck during a pack formation (70').

The guests managed to get the goal back after a corner by Schlupp (76'), but Crystal Palace couldn't do more.

At Manchester United, Bayern loan Marcel Sabitzer came on late (81st).


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2023-02-04

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