THIS WAS NO FLUKE AS REDS OUTPLAYED
SOME upsets are born of luck. A mistake, a fluke, a referee’s decision. This sensational victory was not one of them.
Wolves didn’t just match Liverpool. They covered more ground, tackled more fiercely, defended with greater commitment and discipline. Most worryingly for Jurgen Klopp, they even pressed more effectively.
Yes, Liverpool turned up the heat in the final half hour, as you’d expect from a side containing Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.
But for the vast majority of an absorbing 90 minutes, the Premier League side were comprehensively outplayed, technically and tactically, their weaknesses ruthlessly exposed by a masterclass in counterattacking football.
Helder Costa will rightly take the plaudits. For 50 minutes, the Portuguese winger was unstoppable. But this was a day when all 11 players were heroes from top to bottom.
Forget the division. Wolves were simply the better side.