Steve Bull: Match Liverpool display and Wolves will get something against Hammers

The international break has been and gone, and Wolves are finally back in action against West Ham on Monday night.

Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool and Willian Jose of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AMA)
Nathaniel Phillips of Liverpool and Willian Jose of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AMA)

Make no mistake, it will be a proper test for us.

David Moyes has proven to everybody this season that he is still a top manager and they’ve been absolutely flying.

At Molineux, though, we always tend to have a good game against them.

Fingers crossed that continues, too, because our performance at the London Stadium earlier on in the season made for very difficult viewing.

A fair few of our international players seemed to have productive games, so they should be returning to Compton in high spirits for the final run of games in the Premier League.

Joao Moutinho is perhaps a bit of a doubt after missing the last couple with Portugal, but hopefully he can play a part on Monday.

So, the remit now is to finish as high in the table as they possibly can.

They should be safe now, of course, but you always want to improve and build momentum.

West Ham, for example, are a team who have maybe overachieved this year – perhaps like we did last season.

You can go from being in the relegation fight to then being in the top-six hunt. That’s how this season has been, really, a very strange one.

And for us, there has been good, bad and indifferent, a real mixed bag.

Looking at things positively, though, I was really pleased with the performance against Liverpool last time out.

It was one of the best games I have seen Wolves play for a long time, and it seemed, after a long time waiting, things might have actually clicked into place.

If they can match that display against the Reds, they will give themselves a decent chance of getting something against the Hammers.

Then comes Fulham on Friday as part of – on paper, at least – a favourable set of fixtures which we can gather a nice amount of points from.

To be fair, after the international break, it can be tough to get the team back into the rhythm

But this one’s at home and while fans still aren’t in the ground, there is an onus on trying to make Molineux a fortress again ready for next season when it’s back full and bouncing.

Fingers crossed that won’t be long, with the sun back out and golf courses back open as well.

And for now, let’s hope we show our class against the Hammers and make up for that terrible night at their place.

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