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Wolves hope to dent Liverpool's title hopes

‘We go there to win’ is the message from Wolves as they head to title-chasing Liverpool for a final-day clash at Anfield.


Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are looking for their first league title since 1990 – but must rely on Manchester City slipping up at Brighton.

Wolves travel north knowing they have already finished seventh, but still looking to pull off a shock result.

Matt Doherty, who made his league debut for Wolves the last time they played at Anfield in the Premier League back in 2011 – and also played in the FA Cup win there in 2017 – said: “We’ll be going there to win.

“It should be a really big weekend.

“There’ll be a lot on the line. I remember playing a half there, which went by pretty quickly at the time, so yeah it’ll be nice to go there and win this time.

“We won the FA Cup game (in 2017), so my memories are very good, of going there.

“You always need something to play for, an incentive. The fact you can maybe stop a team winning the league or whatever, we’ll be up for the game, for sure.”

Liverpool are the only ‘big six’ team Wolves haven’t taken points off this season, although they did beat a youthful Reds line-up in the FA Cup back in January.

Ex-Liverpool man and boyhood fan Conor Coady, who was also in the 2017 FA Cup team, says Wolves will play their usual game despite the big occasion.

“There’s no reason we can’t do a job there,” he said.

“We’ve played some good stuff this year, there’s been some highs, some lows, but we’ve got a certain way of playing, we’ll stick with that and hopefully end the season on a high.

“My mates are all season ticket holders there and keep saying a few things about it.

“I supported Liverpool growing up but I play for Wolves now.

“What they’ve done this year has been absolutely incredible, the title race has been amazing.

“We go there to win, that’s the mentality we’ve built over the past two years.

“It’s a fantastic game for this football club.”

After the league season finishes all Wolves eyes will turn to next weekend’s FA Cup final. If Manchester City beat Watford, Wolves will qualify for the Europa League.

“It’d be fantastic to get it for every player,” Coady said.

“A few of the boys have got experience of European competition, we’ll see what happens. We’ve put ourselves in a good position and that’s all we can do.

“You envisage improving and winning games and not changing the way we’ve played.”

Coady’s wife Amie gave birth to a baby boy, Louie, just hours after the Watford game. All three Coady sons were on the pitch after last weekend’s 1-0 win over Fulham – and little Freddie even scored a goal in front of a cheering North Bank.

“He’s not like me, he can actually score goals!” Coady joked. “The crowd were brilliant with him.

“I’m all right, Amie’s struggling! She does ever so well but I’m all right, I said to her the first night (after Louie was born) that I’ll stay up with him – she ended up getting up at 2am and I’m flat out!

“That weekend was the best time in the world. I got home (after Watford) and then it was 6am the next morning. He’s lovely.”