Liverpool went 16 points clear at the top of the Premuer League table after a 2-1 victory over Wolves. Goals from Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino were enough to earn all three points against Nuno Espírito Santo’s team.
Wolves came out strong and gave the Reds a real challenge. Adama Traoré caused problems for the defence while Raúl Jiménez was a constant goal threat.
Liverpool needed someone to lead the squad and remain composed against an excellent Wolverhampton outfit. Jordan Henderson became that someone. The skipper was fantastic at the Molineux and put in a man-of-the-match performance.
The captain was involved in both goals for his side. The No.14 got himself on the scoresheet and got the assist for Firmino’s goal. For his goal the midfielder got on the end of a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner and headed past Rui Patrício to make it 1-0.
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For the second goal, Mohamed Salah took four defenders out of the game with his brilliant footwork. The ball eventually fell to Henderson, who played a first time ball into Firmino. After a slip from the unfortunate Conor Coady, the Brazilian drove the ball past the helpless Patrício to win the game.
The Englishman was excellent in attack but he was also brilliant defensively. He completed nine recoveries as well as winning every one of his attempted tackles. He intercepted the ball on one occasion and cleared the ball once too.
Since Fabinho’s injury at the end of November, Jordan Henderson has returned to his role as the No.6 in the side. Stepping up to the level that the Brazilian had performed at prior to his injury was always going to be difficult, but the captain has managed to do exactly that.
He has recently been one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers and his display against Wolves showed that, despite his deeper role in the last few weeks, he can still have a huge effect at the other end of the pitch.
Liverpool play Shrewsbury Town next in the FA Cup before returning to Premier League action next Wednesday against West Ham, where they have the opportunity to go 19 points clear of Manchester City and notch up 70 points after only 24 games.