Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture

Anfield, home ground of Liverpool (Getty Images)
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The 2023/24 Premier League season is under way and you can follow every game and every goal right here with The Independent.

This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.

Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

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Liverpool FC 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

18:09

The Jurgen Klopp era draws to a close with a 299th and final victory for Liverpool's beloved coach: the Reds beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on the last day of the Premier League season. His team dominated possession throughout, going up a gear to score twice after the away side were reduced to 10 men by Semedo's reckless tackle: first, Mac Allister headed home, then Quansah scored the second. Despite finishing with an incredible xG of 5.24 - to Wolves' more modest 0.56 - Liverpool could not score again after the interval, when they struck the crossbar and Sa made several fine saves. The Reds sit third at the end of play, with Wolves settling for 14th, and both clubs have plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. O'Neil will look to build on his first year in charge at Molineux, while Klopp's exit heralds life under Arne Slot at Anfield. That's all from today's live coverage, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

18:00

FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 WOLVES

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

18:00

SAVE! Szoboszlai travels some distance with the ball, before laying it off to Salah on the right side of the area. When poised to shoot, a loose touch allows Sa to race off his line and smother the ball. It's more excellent goalkeeping from the Wolves goalkeeper, but Salah should have done better.

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17:59

A corner from the left picks out Van Dijk in the area, but Liverpool's captain can only steer his header over the crossbar from near the penalty spot.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:57

There will be at least four additional minutes at the end of this game, as the home fans start to serenade their departing manager. Wolves are defending doggedly, as they try to at least prevent Liverpool scoring in the second half.

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17:55

Not since December 17 have Liverpool kept a Premier League clean sheet at Anfield, and they've even had a few scares today, against 10-man Wolves. Can they hold on for the next few minutes to end that run?

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:54

GOAL CHECK! Left alone in the area, Doherty leaps to convert a 10-yard header; however, the officials immediately rule it out for offside. The VAR takes a look, but ultimately the on-field decision stands: no goal!

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17:52

SAVE! Alisson is forced into action, as Neto curls a free-kick over Liverpool's defensive wall and towards the bottom-left corner! It's a fine stop, given he's had so little to do!

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17:49

After Szoboszlai's low cross from the left is nearly turned past Sa by his own player, Van Dijk drives a long-range shot over the top. It's incredible that Liverpool have failed to add a third goal during this dominant second-half display.

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17:49

Substitution Santiago Ignacio Bueno Sciutto Thomas Glyn Doyle

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:47

Klopp walks to the touchline, accompanied by two substitutes, as his time in charge of Liverpool draws towards its close. It looks as though he'll end his remarkable reign with a win.

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17:45

Substitution Cody Mathès Gakpo Dominik Szoboszlai

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:45

Substitution Harvey Daniel James Elliott Curtis Julian Jones

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:42

Wolves now make two more changes: first, Ait-Nouri will be replaced by Hugo Bueno.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:42

Substitution Matheus Santos Carneiro da Cunha Pedro Lomba Neto

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:42

Salah's wayward cross from the right flank is comfortably pouched by Sa, who leaves his six-yard box to claim it. On his return to the team following illness, the Portuguese goalkeeper has made nine saves already.

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17:40

Liverpool are still dominating and look likely to score again, but the tempo has dropped a little. It's a warm day on Merseyside, at the end of a long season - one which 10-man Wolves will now be glad to see come to its end.

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17:36

GREAT SAVE! Following a rather confused build-up involving Gakpo and Diaz, Salah takes command of the ball in the area and curls a dipping shot towards the top-left corner! Sa is alert again, though, and leaps high to make perhaps his best save of a busy game!

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17:35

Substitution Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:35

Substitution Trent John Alexander-Arnold Conor Bradley

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:35

BLOCK! Cunha surges forward on the counter and releases Ait-Nouri, who cleverly turns back inside and rolls a precise pass towards Hwang in the area. With the goal almost at his mercy, the Wolves striker drives his shot straight at Van Dijk, who makes a goal-saving block!

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17:35

Substitution Alexis Mac Allister Ryan Jiro Gravenberch

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:32

In a rare foray upfield, Ait-Nouri reaches the left byline and almost wins his team a corner-kick, but possession is returned to Liverpool instead. Wolves have been unable to pose any threat since Semedo was sent off.

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17:27

Allowed plenty of space again, Alexander-Arnold drives a ball across goal from the right, but it strikes Mac Allister and flies up over the crossbar from close range. That could've gone anywhere!

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17:27

Substitution Jean-Ricner Bellegarde Boubacar Traoré

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17:27

Substitution Hee-Chan Hwang Matthew James Doherty

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17:25

SUPER SAVE! Sa stands strong at his near post, denying Gakpo a third goal for Liverpool! Alexander-Arnold picked out his team-mate with an excellent curling cross, but Gakpo's finish lacked conviction and the goalkeeper did well!

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17:24

Yellow Card Wataru Endo

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17:23

Since March 10, only relegated Sheffield United have won fewer points than Wolves' meagre tally of five. They will end this season with a whimper, it seems, though simply securing survival would've been their objective in August.

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17:22

A deflected shot by Elliott, who tries his luck from over 20 yards out, zips behind for a corner-kick on the right. The subsequent set-piece comes to nothing for Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:19

Alexander-Arnold whips a dangerous delivery over from the right flank, but Salah just can't make contact at the back post, and the ball ultimately runs out of play. Wolves cannot get out of their own half.

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17:17

OFF THE LINE! Liverpool again come close to scoring a third goal, as Gakpo crosses along the six-yard box for Diaz, whose effort crashes down off the crossbar and bounces on the line! Sa can only watch on as it spins away to relative safety! So close!

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17:15

SAVE! Set for another busy half, Sa makes his first stop since the break: after Salah swerves inside from the right, the winger's shot is sent straight at Wolves' grateful goalkeeper!

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17:14

Remarkably, Liverpool attempted 21 shots in that first half; only Manchester City in March 2015 (26) and Liverpool themselves in February 2013 (22) have managed more in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League match since records began in 2003.

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17:14

After Wolves fail to clear the danger from inside their six-yard box, Mac Allister guides the ball into the net from close range. However, the ball had already gone out of play on the left, before Diaz pulled it back into the area - a lucky escape for the away side.

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17:10

Liverpool kick off, and we are back under way at Anfield!

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:04

Unbeaten in their last 137 Premier League matches when leading at half-time - a run dating back to 2016 - Liverpool will surely continue in that vein today. It could be a case of 'how many?' for the Reds after this interval, while Wolves will be concentrating on keeping the scoreline down.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

17:02

Jurgen Klopp's final farewell is going perfectly to plan, as his Liverpool side have cruised to a 2-0 half-time lead at Anfield, where Wolves are down to 10 men and on course for another defeat. The visitors had held out for nearly half an hour before Semedo was sent off following a VAR review, which triggered a collapse that saw their hosts score twice before the break: first, Mac Allister netted a header, then Quansah bundled in from close range. With an xG of 2.38 to Wolves' 0.21, there can be no doubt that the Reds are good value for their lead, and the live win-predictor has their chances of victory at 99.1 per cent. Barring a major calamity, Klopp's reign seems set to end with a 299th win.

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16:55

HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 WOLVES

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:55

Another Salah attempt is blocked behind for a corner, as Liverpool's siege continues. Ait-Nouri then nods the ball clear following the set-piece, though that does not stop the Reds from piling forward again.

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16:54

SHARP STOP! Salah almost makes it three! On the left side of the area, Robertson flips a bouncing ball over to the back post, where Liverpool's fleet-footed winger arrives late. However, his attempt to squeeze the ball in is denied by Sa, who palms it away!

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:53

Increasingly influential on the left flank, Diaz links up with Robertson, but the latter's high looping cross is easily gathered by Sa inside his six-yard box.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:49

Due to injuries and a long VAR check, there will be at least seven minutes added to the end of this first half. On the ropes now, Wolves will be wishing those seconds away.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:49

Yellow Card Tote António Gomes

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:49

Diaz drives inside from the left, beating three men afraid of tackling him inside the area; his shot is blocked at source, before Gakpo shins the rebound well wide of the right-hand post.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:45

SAVE! Sa dives low and left to tip away Endo's goalbound strike! The midfielder picked the ball up 20 yards from goal and guided a curling effort towards the target, but he was denied by the Wolves 'keeper!

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:43

After a dangerous ball is whipped along the six-yard box by Bellegarde, the unfortunate Hwang just can't make contact with it at the back post. That was an incisive counter by 10-man Wolves, who will have to rely on such raids if they are to get back into this match.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:42

Goal Jarell Amorin Quansah

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:42

Robertson crosses from the left, pulling the ball back for fellow full-back Alexander-Arnold, who lurks on the edge of the area. However, the latter's first-time volley is skewed wide of the target.

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16:40

Kilman makes an important block inside his six-yard box, as Van Dijk rises highest in the area and forces a header towards goal. The home side are totally on top now, with Wolves simply hanging on.

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16:37

Goal Alexis Mac Allister

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:35

Only just returned to the starting XI, Robertson is left down on the turf nursing an injury, so the game comes to a temporary halt. He collided with a Wolves player, taking quite a knock.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:35

Wolves were already defending deep and soaking up plenty of pressure, so perhaps not too much will change now that they're a man down. O'Neil is discussing matters with his coaching staff on the sidelines, but for now, no personnel changes have been made.

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16:32

RED CARD CHECK! After overrunning the ball, Semedo lunges over the top to try and win back from Mac Allister. He catches the Liverpool midfielder on the ankle and picks up a deserved yellow card. However, his reckless challenge has been reviewed by the VAR, and now the referee will re-examine it on the pitchside monitor!

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16:30

Red Card Nélson Cabral Semedo

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:29

After a brief halt to proceedings due to an injury for Semedo, the action resumes. He's fine to continue his role on the right side of Wolves' defence.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:29

Yellow Card Nélson Cabral Semedo

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:29

Liverpool haven’t lost on any of the last 16 occasions when they’ve finished their league campaign with a home game, winning 14 times - including the last eight in a row. Early events at Anfield suggest that trend is set to continue, but they could do with a goal to settle the nerves. Wolves will be relatively content so far.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:24

Liverpool continue to press hard for an opening goal: Robertson's corner from the left is delivered towards the near post, where Gakpo pokes out a leg and diverts the ball wide by at least one yard.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:23

Salah strikes low and hard from 15 yards out, but Bueno intervenes with a well-timed block. This game is increasingly open now, with Wolves being lured out of their tight defensive shape more often.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:22

DOUBLE CHANCE! First, Van Dijk has two close-range shots blocked near the goal-line, and after Wolves escape their biggest scare yet, Hwang races away down the other end and is left free to take an attempt from inside the box. Via a deflection, his strike slips just wide of the left-hand post! Either side could be leading, but it stays 0-0!

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16:20

Sa makes another straightforward save, this time bowing down to pick up a scuffed shot from Diaz. The Colombian took the ball in from Mac Allister, just outside the box, but he couldn't produce a testing effort.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:18

Wolves have lost 13 of their last 14 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, with the sole exception being a 3-0 win at Molineux in February last year. Understandably, that could lead to an inferiority complex, and they've certainly started this game quite passively.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:18

Allowed to stride forward from defence, with nobody closing him down, Van Dijk receives a low pass from the left and tries his luck from more than 20 yards out. However, his shot is sent straight at Sa, who makes a simple stop in the centre of his goal.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:15

Elliott takes a quick corner-kick short, and the ball is then teed up for Alexander-Arnold on the edge of the area. Again, two committed Wolves players charge out to close him down, and the shot is blocked.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:13

With his route to goal obscured by several defenders, Diaz takes a shot from just inside the area but sees it blocked. It's attack versus defence at the moment, and the play is all going one way.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:12

The hosts have had some 81 per cent of possession so far, as they zip the ball around in midfield; in front of them, a large bank of gold shirts occupy Wolves' defensive third. The visitors will sit deep and hope to strike on the counter.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:10

Tidy footwork from Joao Gomes opens up a crack in Liverpool's defence and he lines up a shot from the edge of the area; Quansah lunges in, though, to make a crucial block. Hwang is then unable to squeeze his way through on the left byline.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:09

This is Klopp’s 334th and final Premier League match in charge of Liverpool. The German coach won his final league game in charge of both Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund, though none of Liverpool’s last six managers have won their last league fixture in charge of the club - can he end that curious run today?

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:07

As expected, Liverpool have taken the initiative on a sunny final day, in front of their own fans. Salah's throughball down the right side of the area is slightly overhit, allowing Sa to claim it quite comfortably.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:03

Wolves kick off, and we are under way in Liverpool!

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

16:03

The players are out on the pitch at an emotional Anfield, where Klopp receives a rapturous reception. After an airing for the club anthem of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', kick-off in this Premier League contest is now just moments away!

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15:55

Wolves make three changes to the side that lost to Crystal Palace last week, as Bentley, Doherty and Traore are replaced by Sa, Bueno and Bellegarde. Neto is back on the bench, but Craig Dawson and Pablo Sarabia are still sidelined by injury.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:55

Klopp's final XI as Liverpool boss sees just one change from the side that started at Villa Park, as Robertson replaces Gomez at left-back. Ex-Wolves forward Diogo Jota is back on the bench, but Thiago Alcantara and long-term absentee Joel Matip have been denied a final appearance Anfield by injury - both will depart at the end of the season.

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15:50

SUBS: Dan Bentley, Matt Doherty, Boubacar Traore, Pedro Neto, Hugo Bueno, Tommy Doyle, Enso Gonzalez, Tawanda Chirewa, Nathan Fraser.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:44

WOLVES (3-5-2): Jose Sa; Santiago Bueno, Max Kilman, Toti Gomes; Nelson Semedo, Joao Gomes, Mario Lemina, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Hwang Hee-Chan, Matheus Cunha.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:44

SUBS: Caoimhin Kelleher, Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Dominik Szoboszlai, Darwin Nunez, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Ryan Gravenberch, Conor Bradley.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:40

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarell Quansah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Harvey Elliott, Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister; Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:40

Wolves, who lost September's reverse fixture 3-1 at Molineux, could still sneak into the top half of the table if results go their way today: the Midlands club occupy 13th place, but trail 10th-placed Brighton by just two points. However, they have been tapering towards the end of the season with a dismal run, suffering seven defeats in their last 10 matches. Most recently, Gary O'Neil saw his side beaten by Crystal Palace in their final home fixture - and Wolves last won a Premier League game at Anfield way back in 2010.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:34

Drawing the curtain on an illustrious spell as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp leads his side out at Anfield on the final day of an eventful 2023-24 season. After their title challenge faltered, there is nothing significant on the line for this year's EFL Cup winners, who are already guaranteed to finish third in the Premier League table. Monday's six-goal contest against Aston Villa saw the Reds leading 3-1 with just 10 minutes to go, but a recent trend of leaking multiple goals continued and they ultimately had to settle for a draw. As a result, Klopp's men have posted just three wins from their last nine matches.

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15:34

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Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

15:00

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