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Key events

75 min: Dominik Szobozslai blasts the ball over the bar from the edge of the Wolves penalty area.

74 min: Nelson Semedo is booked for a foul on Szoboszlai, prompting outrage from the crowd. It looked very soft and if Michael Oliver hadn’t blown his whistle, Wolves were through on the Liverpool goal.

71 min: Nelson Semedo gets booked for time-wasting, which tells you all you need to know about the Wolves approach during this second half. They’ve been very poor.

69 min: After good work between himself, Salah and Diaz, Darwin Nunez is played through on goal by Salah but is unable to place the ball past Jose Sa, who saves well from point-blank range.

66 min: I’m not sure if their half-time tea was spiked with some sort of sedative, but the transformation in Wolves has been dramatic since the break. They are a pale shadow of the side who dominated Liverpool in the opening 45 minutes and are really struggling.

65 min: Wolves substitution: the young Spaniard Hugo Bueno comes on for Rayan Ait-Nouri, who has gone off with a knock. It’s a like for like swap.

63 min: Darwin Nunez advances down the inside left with Mo Salah and Luis Diaz waiting for a pull-back in the centre. The Uruguayan fails to pick out either of them.

61 min: Wolves double-substitution: Matt Doherty and Fabio Silva come on for Hwang Hee-chan and Matheus Cunha.

59 min: Wolves will be kicking themselves after letting in that equaliser, one you could see coming and that they brought on themselves. They’ve been far too meek in this second half, following a brave and dominant opening 45 minutes.

58 min: Diogo Jota was instrumental in that equaliser, nut-megging Ait-Nouri out wide before picking out Salah in the Wolves penalty area. It was his last contribution of the game, as both and Gakpo, the goalscorer, have been taken off.

56 min: Liverpool double-substitution: Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo make way for Harvey Elliott and Darwin Nunez.

GOAL! Wolves 1-1 Liverpool (Gakpo 55)

Liverpool are level. On the verge of being hooked, Cody Gakpo is on hand at the far post to tap home a low Mo Salah cross driven across the face of the Wolves goal.

Cody Gakpo looks to the heavens after slotting home the equaliser. Photograph: Vince Mignott/EPA

53 min: Luis Diaz tries to smash a low cross into the Wolves penalty area but it’s blocked at the near post by Nelson Semedo. Meanwhile on the touchline, Liverpool are preparing to make a double-substitution.

51 min: Neto getys in behind Joe Gomez again, running on to a ball over the full-back’s herad from Ait-Nouri. Joel Matip gets across to bail out his teammate.

50 min: Liverpool already look to have upped their performance levels from the first half, while Wolves seem to be sitting much deeper, inviting them on.

49 min: With Diaz on for Mac Allister, who looks very glum in his seat on the bench alongside Darwin Nunez, Liverpool are playing with Szoboszlai in a much deeper role.

48 min: Szoboszlai picks out Andy Robertson with a diagonal ball towards the far post. The Scot sidefoots the ball into the centre on the volley and Diaz sends a header flashing narrowly wide of the left upright.

47 min: Diaz sprays the ball out wide to Joe Gomez as Liverpool mount an early attack. They’re repelled by Wolves.

Second half: Wolves 1-0 Liverpool

46 min: Liverpool kick off, having replaced Alexis Mac Allister with Luis Diaz.

Half-time: Wolves 1-0 Liverpool

Peep: Michael Oliver blows for the break and the players of both sides adjourn to their dressing-rooms. One suspects those of Liverpool are in for an absolute roasting from their manager, as they’ve been very disappointing.

Wolves are well worth their one-goal lead and will perhaps be a little disappointed they haven’t scored a couple more. It will be very surprising if Klopp doesn’t ring the changes for the second half, as far too many of his players are not at the races today.

45+1 min: Robertson gets a cross into the Wolves box, Jose Sa flaps and fails to claim it, and the ball drops for Salah about 14 yards out. His pile-driver is blocked, as is Domink Szobozslai’s follow-up. Great defending by Wolves.

43 min: Off Wolves go again, attacking down the left with Neto on the ball once again. He gallops into space and it is left to Andy Robertson to get across to relieve him of possesion. Liverpool eventually clear the ball, albeit unconvincingly under pressure from the Wolves frontmen.

42 min: Semedo overhits as cross into the Liverpool penalty area that carries through to Neto. His delivery is cleared by Jarell Quansah.

40 min: Neto and Bellegarde link up down the left again, with the former dinking another cross into the Liverpool penalty area. The ball finds its way back to Bellegarde off another Wolves player, but his shot is blocked by Mac Allister.

39 min: One of the aforementioned underperformers, Cody Gakpo, connects with a low Andy Robertson cross into the Wolves penalty area but shanks his effort well away to his right.

36 min: Wolves have been superb so far but that missed Cunha chance is indicative of the problems in front of goal they’ve endure this season and last. Neto and Bellegarde are having a field day down the left side of the pitch, making Joe Gomez look very ordinary indeed. He’s not the only Liverpool having a torrid time of it; several more are struggling to have any sort of impact on the game.

33 min: Dawson picks out Neto with a superb crossfield pass. After chesting it down, he cuts inside Gomez with alarming ease and curls the ball to the far post. It’s on a plate for the unmarked Matheus Cunha, who makes an absolute dog’s breakfast of his header, barely making contact with the ball. He’s missed a sitter and that’s a real let-off for Liverpool, who are lucky not to be three goals down.

Matheus Cunha misses a big chance to score.
Matheus Cunha can’t decide whether to use his head or his knee. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

32 min: Mac Allister tries to pick out Salah with a clippped ball into the centre of the Wolves penalty area. Jose Sa is quick off his line to claim and deny the Egyptian.

32 min: Once again, the ball is sent towards Dawson, who makes a run to the far post. He gets his head to the ball but sends a soft effort wide from a very tight angle.

30 min: Bellegarde eschews a good shooting opportunity for reasons best known to himself. Moments later, Semedo sends a low ball into the Liverpool box, which is put out for another Wolves corner.


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