87 touches, 3 key passes; Liverpool gem will have thrilled Klopp v Wolves – and didn’t cost a penny
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87 touches, 3 key passes; Liverpool gem will have thrilled Klopp v Wolves - and didn't cost a penny

Liverpool surged to the top of the Premier League table in the most thrilling fashion on Saturday.

The Reds were in action at Wolves in a 3pm kickoff, a game which looked set to finish goalless.

Liverpool failed to break down the opposition defence going into injury time.

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However, the man who has saved the Reds time and time again over the years went and did it again.


In the fourth minute of inujry time, Divock Origi scored the winner and sent Liverpool back to the summit.

The Belgian picked up Mohamed Salah’s pass with his back to goal, held off Conor Coady, and fired home on the turn.

One Liverpool player is now within five games of his 200th competitive appearance for the club, and once again he did well for Klopp’s charges.

And the player in question is not only just 23 years old, but he came through the ranks and didn’t cost a penny.

I’m talking, of course, about Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Liverpool right-back should’ve really scored from Thiago Alcantara’s superb dinked pass in the first half, but he fired over.

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Despite that missed opportunity, Alexander-Arnold was once again in good form, solid defensively and creating numerous chances throughout the game.

He clocked up some impressive statistics throughout the game, as mentioned on Whoscored.

Alexander-Arnold took 87 touches – the most for Liverpool – and made three key passes.

In addition, he made one tackle and three clearances, and provided five crosses and 10 long balls for his teammates.

Alexander-Arnold is one of the first names on Klopp’s team sheet and he’s bound to help Liverpool to glory once again – perhaps even this season.

As shown by their return to the top of the Premier League table, the Reds are well and truly back.

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