Wolves captain Conor Coady can’t wait to face Liverpool
Skipper Conor Coady cannot wait to take on his ‘fantastic’ former club as Wolves look to become the first side to beat Liverpool this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s table-topping Reds are coming to Molineux tomorrow night (8pm), and Coady needs no extra motivation.
Having spent nine years with the Anfield club before leaving in 2014, facing them is always special for Wolves’ captain – who wants to build on the sensational comeback win at Southampton last weekend.
“Liverpool are a fantastic club, they really are,” said Coady.
“They’re doing fantastically well, but we’ll use Southampton and bounce off that.
“We needed it. It was important we got something from the game – and we have done.
“So, we’re going into Thursday full of confidence, taking the positives, as it’s a massive game now. We’re all looking forward to it.”
Wolves are looking to add Liverpool to the list of top Premier League sides they have beaten over the past couple of years.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have downed all of the other ‘big six’ teams in the league and would love to get one over the Klopp’s charges, although they did beat a much-changed Reds in the FA Cup last term.
“We always want to compete. We always want to compete as a team, and as a club,” said Coady.
“We will always go into games full of confidence, especially at Molineux.
“We know what Molineux can be like under the lights, of a night. It’s a raucous place to be.
“It’s somewhere we enjoy playing, so we can’t wait for it. It’s a huge game us and we’ll try to win.”
Coady, though, has urged Wolves not to give themselves another ‘mountain to climb’ against Liverpool.
As well as remarkably coming from 2-0 down to beat the Saints, they did so against Manchester City last month.
They have accrued 18 points from losing positions, which is the most of any top-flight team, so Coady is pleased with the character.
But they have now conceded first in seven straight league games, and 16 of 23 in total.
“We need to start better, we really do,” added Coady.
“We are giving goals away too easily and it’s something we have to address and work on.
“We don’t want to give ourselves mountains to climb like we did in this match. But it’s gone our way by showing some fantastic character.”
Meanwhile, Wolves have let under-23s defender John Kitolano go.
The Norway youth international has joined Molde, in his homeland, on a year-long loan deal which will then be made permanent.
He only moved to Wolves in the summer of 2018 but has been plagued by injuries in his time at the club.
Kitolano made just seven appearances for the under-23s this term.