Liverpool Welcomed Back Anfield Fans With Win Over Wolves

Premier League champions Liverpool welcomed the return of fans to Anfield for the first time since March with an emphatic victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead in the first half after Wolves defender Conor Coady misjudged a long ball from Jordan Henderson.

Georginio Wijnaldum added a second after the break when he curled a precise shot into the top-right corner from long range before Joel Matip‘s thumping header and Nelson Semedo‘s scrambled own goal completed the scoring.

Wolves were largely contained by the home side but had a glimpse of hope when referee Craig Pawson awarded them a penalty in the first half when he adjudged Sadio Mane to have fouled former Liverpool player Coady.

However he overturned his decision after reviewing the incident on the video assistant referee monitor, where it was clear there had been no contact.

The win keeps Liverpool level on points with league leaders Tottenham, who beat Arsenal 2-0 in the north London derby earlier on Sunday.

Wolves are in 10th although only two points behind fifth-placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand.

 

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