Liverpool 3-1 Wolves LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Liverpool vs Wolves LIVE!

Liverpool's bid for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies ended in agonising fashion on Sunday despite coming from behind to beat Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp's team also needed Manchester City to drop points against Aston Villa — managed by Liverpool great Steven Gerrard — and the league leaders recovered from two goals down to win 3-2 in a dramatic finale at Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool finished a point behind City — just like in the 2018-19 season — and missed out on a record-tying 20th English league championship.

It is still an extraordinary season for Liverpool, which has won both the FA Cup and League Cup and will play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid next weekend.

Pedro Neto gave Wolves the lead in the third minute after Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate misjudged a long ball forward, allowing Raul Jimenez to run through and cross for Neto to tap in.

Sadio Mane equalised in the 24th, and Liverpool wound up fulfilling its part of the final-day bargain by scoring through Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson in the final six minutes.

Relive Liverpool vs Wolves with Standard Sport’s blog below!

Liverpool vs Wolves latest news

  • GOAL! Robertson wraps it up!

  • GOAL! Salah puts Liverpool ahead!

  • GOAL! Mane levels it up

  • GOAL! Neto gives Wolves the lead

  • Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Wolves

Liverpool FC 3 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

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Here’s our match report.

Thanks for sticking with us and congrats to Manchester City for winning the title. For Liverpool? It’s the Champions League final on Saturday.

Henderson reacts

18:22 , Alex Young

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said it was a "tough afternoon" and congratulated City on their title success.

Henderson told Sky Sports: "We didn't play particularly well, there were a few nerves, but we came through well in the end and scored some good goals.

"We kept going and found a way to win, but it was a tough afternoon.

"We didn't really know what was going on (at the Etihad), we were just focused on ourselves.

"Unfortunately it wasn't enough. We gave everything all season. In January I think we'd have bitten your hand off to take it to the last day.

"I'm very proud of what the boys have done, and we've got to say congratulations to City."

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What a remarkable finale to a remarkable Premier League season.

Full-time!

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That’s that! Liverpool (eventually) win but they won’t have the title. Anfield still in full voice.

GOAL!

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89min: Robertson gets in on the act but it's too little, too late unless Villa score again.

GOAL!

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84min: Salah! He pokes home on the goal line to give Liverpool the lead!Golden Boot race is level, but City lead the title race.

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City have gone ahead! This is an incredible turnaround, Gundogan with another to tuck home a De Bruyne pass.

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79min: Liverpool are huffing and puffing but there has barely been a chance for note.

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Anfield has gone very quiet.

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City have equalised against Aston Villa. One goal is still enough for Liverpool.

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73min: Half a chance for Wolves as Hwang heads from about 15 yards but it’s an equal distance wide.

Liverpool still need a goal... and City have pulled one back against Villa.

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Son has scored another! Salah takes the lead in the Golden Boot race.

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70min: Word has reached Anfield. The roof is going off.

But, as it stands, City are still winning the title.

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Oh my word, it’s 2-0 to Aston Villa! Phillipe Coutinho of all people!

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Over in Norwich, Son has scored! He’s drawn level with Salah in the Golden Boot race.

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64min: Alexander-Arnold tests Ruddy from the edge of the area and Salah can’t bury the rebound.

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59min: Jota makes way.

Son still hasn’t scored for Spurs so the Golden Boot is the Egyptian’s as it stands.

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58min: Here comes Salah!

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56min: Almost a very well-worked goal as Alexander-Arnold floats one to the back post that Jota heads back across for Mane... but Ruddy claims well.

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52min: Jota wriggles through after Wolves lose possession in their final third but Mane is flagged offside in the build-up. They are pushing.

NO GOAL!

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Keita thinks he has put Liverpool ahead but he's offside.

My word, this is tense.

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46min: Back underway, a few minutes behind City.

One change apiece

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One change for Liverpool as Milner replaces Thiago. That’s a blow ahead of the Champions League final

Ruddy replaces Sa in the Wolves goal.

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Liverpool team only just coming out for the second half. City kicking off.

Half-time!

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Liverpool fans are starting to believe thanks to that Matty Cash goal at the Etihad.

They need to win, though, and you wouldn’t bet against them after Sadio Mane cancelled out Pedro Neto’s opener.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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45min: Sa receiving treatment now as we approach stoppage time. It’s his knee.

Ruddy is warming up, this would be a blow for Wolves but also takes the wind out of Liverpool’s sails.

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43min: Wolves still showing plenty of fight here. They sense a result here but Anfield is absolutely rocking.

Superb action here.

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40min: Chance! It’s Wolves on the counter again as Jimenez runs through and fires towards Allison’s near post but it’s inches wide.

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One thing that has been settled is the Golden Glove as Alisson and Ederson will share it with 20 clean sheets.

Over at the Etihad

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Oh, hello! Aston Villa have taken the lead at Manchester City...

City still in pole position as Liverpool are drawing, but a long way to go.

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32min: Liverpool’s tails are up and it’s pop-shots-from-25-yards time at the moment. First Thiago and then Mane. Both high and wide.

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28min: Chance! Robertson does his usual trick of running in late at the back post, unmarked, but he volleys the ball miles over.

GOAL! Mane levels it up

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24min: You can’t say it hasn’t been coming! Sadio Mane runs through a non-existent Wolves defence to slot home from 15 yards.

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18min: I spoke (wrote) too soon! Wolves with a rare foray into the Liverpool half and it almost brings a second!

Pedro Neto picks out Leander Dendoncker in the middle and he somehow fires it wide!

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17min: Wolves essentially camped out in their half - I feel like I’m repeating myself a lot already.

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13min: The first real sight of goal for Liverpool as Jota darts into the area under pressure from Ait-Nouri but his shot-cum-cross towards the back post is to no one.

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10min: Wolves have barely touched the ball since going ahead. Jota looks to have a pop from the edge of the area but is quickly crowded out.

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6min: Liverpool trying to calm everything down after that early goal. Dictacting the game, as expected but little in the way of a sight of goal.

GOAL! Wolves lead!

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3min: Well, well, well! That wasn’t in the script!Jimenez runs through and puts it on a plate for Neto to hand Wolves the lead!

Kick-off!

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Here we go!

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How are your nerves? Kick off in 10 minutes.

It could be another historic day for Liverpool. And another one in six days’ time.

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A poor Liverpool fan on his stag do being made to dress up in a Manchester City kit. I hope those sandals aren’t his.

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(REUTERS)

Klopp on team news

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“Both [Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah] are ready to come on but not to start,” he told Sky Sports. “That’s the advice I got from the medical department.

Fabinho is training but not with us. He will at the beginning of next week.

“Divock Origi in the last day of training got a muscle injury which is not great news. I would have loved to say goodbye on the pitch. It’s all good, it’s not that serious so whichever club he chooses we wish him the best of luck and he will be fine.”

A message for Stevie G

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Jurgen Klopp insists he isn’t thinking about what’s going on at the Etihad, but has a message for Steven Gerrard.

He told Sky Sport: "We can only play one game, we cannot play two games. We can't play there too. We just have to win then Stevie [Gerrard] - do the rest! We have to win our own game then see."

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Three changes from Lage

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Jose Sa returns in goal for Wolves as Rayan Ait-Nouri and Leander Dendoncker also start.

Seven changes from Klopp

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So, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz started up front in seven changes for their must-win home game against Wolves.

Having made significant changes for the midweek victory over Villa, Jurgen Klopp restored his best-available side as they went in search of three points in the hope Steven Gerrard's side could take points off Manchester City to hand them the title.

Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk, who both missed the Villa game with minor problems, returned on the bench. Striker Divock Origi, who is leaving at the end of the season, missed out on an Anfield farewell due to a muscle injury.

Wolves team

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And here’s how the visitors line up.

Confirmed teams

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As expected, Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk are on the bench.

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Confirmed team news in three minutes.

What Liverpool need

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Liverpool must become the first team to ever win the title by not starting the final day in top spot.

How? Take a look at our permutations.

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It’s a lively one outside Anfield. They believe, do you?

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(AP)

No helping hand from Stevie G

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Some interesting - and still unconfirmed - team news from the Etihad Stadium. Argentine press reporting that Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez has been rested by Steven Gerrard.

No offence to Villa’s second- and third-choice goalkeepers but so much for Gerrard doing Liverpool a favour.

Score prediction

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Can Wolves spring a huge shock at Anfield to hand Manchester City the title? It seems unlikely but so much of this game could depend on events at the Etihad - as an easy stroll for the leaders could reduce the hosts’ urgency and open up a chance for Wolves.

Still, Liverpool must maintain momentum ahead of the Champions League final no matter what happens with their title rivals.

A 3-1 Liverpool win.

Wolves team news

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Wolves will hope to welcome back Jose Sa after John Ruddy deputised against Norwich.

Burno Lage will definitely without injured defenders Saiss, Max Kilman and Nelson Semedo for the trip to Anfield, when they will be attempting to arrest a six-game winless run.

Salah rested and Van Dijk rested?

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The big team news talking points ahead of kick-off is over Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, both of whom missed the win over Southampton due to fitness niggles.

Unconfirmed reports within the last hour claim both start today on the bench.

Confirmed teams at 3pm.

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

How to watch

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TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League with coverage beginning at 2.30pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Good afternoon

13:27 , Alex Young

Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Wolves.

It’s the final day and the title is still up for grabs. Kick off is at 4pm. Here we go.

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