The final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season is approaching, and it will be an exciting one at both ends of the table. At Anfield, Liverpool will be welcoming Wolverhampton Wanderers, and while watching their heroes in action, their supporters will surely be keeping one eye on developments at the Etihad.
The Merseysiders have won the Carabao and the FA Cup, both by beating Chelsea on penalties in the final, and their journey towards the fabled quadruple now depends on what happens on Sunday. As things stand ahead of the final round, they are one point behind Manchester City, and the defending champions will be hosting Aston Villa at the same time. Six days later, Liverpool will be facing Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League.
Liverpool supporters will obviously be hoping that their former captain Steven Gerrard, along with a pair of their former players in Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings, can do them a favour and stop Pep Guardiola’s machinery on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s team won four of their last six matches over 90 minutes in all competitions. They beat Newcastle away by 0-1, Villarreal away in the Champions League semifinal by 2-3, drew 1-1 at home against Tottenham Hotspur, beat Aston Villa away by 1-2, played the goalless draw which preceded the penalty shootout in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, and eventually beat Southampton 1-2 at St. Mary’s earlier this week.
Wolves will be coming to Anfield with no pressure to deliver a result at all, sitting in eighth place and unable to climb any further with a five-point gap separating them from West Ham in seventh. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t give it their best to have their say in the title race and spoil the fun for their hosts, just like Aston Villa over in Manchester.
A place just above the middle of the Premier League table is probably a realistic one for this Wolves team, and they’ll likely be happy at the club with the way the season, the first under Bruno Lage, has gone. Still, they might feel a tad disappointed with not booking a place in one of the European competitions.
On the other hand, Lage shouldn’t be too pleased with the results his team racked up in their last six matches, which consist of two draws and four defeats. They lost 1-0 away to Newcastle, 1-0 away to Burnley, and 0-3 at home against Brighton and Hove Albion, before pulling a surprise 2-2 draw away to Chelsea. Then they were thrashed 1-5 at home by Manchester City, and eventually drew 1-1 at home against bottom side Norwich City.
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