Three things Klopp got right and one he got wrong as Liverpool beat Wolves

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have gone top of the Premier League after their 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday in the Premier League.

Klopp’s side leapfrogged Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea in the table after recording their fifth straight victory.

Diogo Jota looked as if he had squandered Liverpool’s best chance of the game when he couldn’t put his effort past the two Wolves defenders waiting on the line.

But it didn't matter in the end after Divock Origi came off the bench to score the winner minutes from time.

Here, Daily Star Sport takes a look at three hings Klopp got right and one he got wrong as Liverpool beat Bruno Lage's Wolves at Molineux.

Bringing on Origi

While Liverpool's forwards lacked the cutting edge going forward for the most part, it was substitute Divock Origi who proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The Belgian forward came off the bench and once again scored after Liverpool's constant pressure finally paid off.

Origi has struggled for opportunities this season but the 26-year-old will be hoping his goal will lead to more first-team minutes.

Showing faith in Thiago

It’s fair to say Thiago Alcantara’s Liverpool career hasn’t yet worked out in the way that it was hoped.

The Spain international has faced several lengthy spells on the sidelines which has seen his game time limited at Anfield.

But with his injuries behind him, perhaps now is the time for Thiago to prove signing him from Bayern Munich was the right choice after the 30-year-old started his fourth Premier League game in a row.

Thiago helped command the Liverpool midfield alongside Fabinho and captain Jordan Henderson, and the 30-year-old almost got on the scoresheet, had it not been for Jose Sa in the Wolves goal.

Sticking with Matip

Joel Matip once again started alongside Virgil van Dijk, while Ibrahima Konate was once again overlooked by Klopp.

Konate will feel hard done by after a lack of first-team minutes following his £35million move from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window.

But Matip’s steady performance against Wolves proved why that’s the case after he helped his side keep an all-important clean sheet.

If Klopp’s side are to be title winners come the end of the campaign, then keeping clean sheets will be vital.

Lacked cutting edge

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Unlike their usual selves, Klopp’s side uncharacteristically lacked a cutting edge for the most part in their visit to Molineux.

Liverpool's attacking threat under Klopp has been the key to their success, with his side average just under three goals per game this season, but they couldn't break Wolves down.

Klopp opted for a front three of Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in attack, but in rare circumstances all of them were unable to make their opportunities count.

The Liverpool boss knows it won’t be a problem for his side long-term, but Klopp will however be aware that it’s definitely something to think about with the imminent departure of Salah and Mane in January when the pair participate in the Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Liverpool FC
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Premier League

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