Liverpool goes top of the table thanks to a late Divock Origi goal after a frustrating faceoff with Wolves

Liverpool goes top of the table thanks to a late Divock Origi goal after a frustrating faceoff with Wolves.

Late Divock Origi goal sends Liverpool top of the table after stubborn Wolves frustrate visitors away from home.

On days like this, championships are won. It seemed Liverpool would rue Diogo Jota’s inexplicable goalkeeping error in the 60th minute, which appeared to cost them the chance they had earlier in the day.

Salah made one final run down the right and squared for Divock Origi, who arrived in the second half, to spin and fire under José Sá.

Even though Liverpool had been on the verge of leaving the Black Country with regrets after doing everything but score, the visitors’ bench erupted into wild celebrations as they climbed to the top of the Premier League for a few hours this evening.

In the wake of West Ham’s victory over Chelsea, Liverpool benefited doubly from this victory.

Liverpool had been in fine form, scoring four goals in each of their previous three league games, and when a team is in this vein of paper, a manager’s touch can be mercifully light.

Jürgen Klopp couldn’t have had an easier decision than to keep the same starting lineup from Wednesday’s humiliation of Everton.

Sá saved brilliantly from Mané, but Wolves thought they had escaped before Origi snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

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