Weak Liverpool won, but everyone talked about Rui Patricio’s condition. Despite a truly knockout to the head, the Wolverhampton keeper should be fine.
For the second time in the Premier League season, Wolves faced horrific minutes in the middle of a league game.
Striker Raul Jimenez fractured his skull in a match against Arsenal in November. Yesterday it was Roy Patricio’s turn to go into bad fanfare.
The match against Liverpool was stopped for more than ten minutes after Patricio hit his teammate Conor Coady’s knee in the head. Patricio was carried on a stretcher and many feared a serious injury – but Wolverhampton coach Nuno Espirito Santo came up with a reassuring message.
– he is fine. He is conscious and remembers what happened. It sounds positive, Santo says.
She was in dire straits
In the match, returning Diogo Jota became the only scorer. Liverpool bought Jota FC from Wolverhampton before this season and got value for money.
The Portuguese has struggled with injury problems this winter, but showed evidence of his progress when he was available. Now he has scored his sixth league goal of the season – a strike that came in injury time in the first half.
It’s all about the result and this was a real fight. We had some good sequences and there we should have done better. Defensively, we were strong, said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool’s league performance has been unfortunate – two wins and six defeats since early February. Despite this, the fourth-placed champ stuck to the top spot.
With nine rounds to play, Liverpool finished sixth and the distance to the Champions League position dropped to five points.
Liverpool plays on the weekend and then you wait for the national team break. The next league match is away from home against Arsenal over the Easter holiday.
Football, English Premier League:
Wolverhampton – Liverpool 0-1 (0-1)
45 + 2″ Diogo Jota 0-1
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