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Five Threats to Liverpool tomorrow afternoon


Nenad Milijas – After a drop in form which saw him lose his place in the first team at the end of last season and the beginning of this campaign, Milijas has begun to show his true ability since he was re-introduced into the starting line up in late October. Since then, he has started nearly every Premier League match, including scoring against Manchester City both home and away. This season, he has scored two Premier League goals, two Carling Cup goals and one most recently against Doncaster in the FA Cup third round reply on Wednesday. He will certainly be a threat from midfield.

Matthew Jarvis – The 24 year old has really blossomed as a player in the Wolves first team this season and has been linked with a move to Liverpool on a couple of occasions during the last few months. The winger spent 4 years at Gillingham before joining Wolves in 2007 and has been a first team regular in all four seasons at Molineux. Despite having various injury niggles during his time at the club, Mick McCarthy has consistently kept him as a first choice winger. This seems justified as this season Jarvis has scored 3 goals, including one against Doncaster on Wednesday, and has created six goals for others so far this season.


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Stephen Hunt – On the opposite flank to Jarvis, Hunt has moved around clubs a bit over the last couple of seasons. After the relegation of Reading back to the Championship, he joined Hull who were also subsequently relegated last campaign. He joined Wolves for an undisclosed fee at the start of this season, and despite only making his debut back in October after a foot injury, he made an instant impact scoring 3 goals and assisting three others. He is now a mainstay of the Wolves midfield and will be determined not to make it three relegations in three years with three different clubs.

Steven Fletcher – The 23 year old Scottish international joined Wolves last summer for a joint club record fee of £6.5million from Burnley. During his first season in the Premier League, Fletcher racked up an impressive goals tally of 12 goals in all competitions despite playing for a team who were relegated from the top flight. Despite not yet totally justifying his fee yet, Fletcher is still Wolves top goalscorer with 6 goals and has assisted three others. He will most likely start tomorrow after scoring against Doncaster in mid week.

Stephen Ward – The 25 year old Irishman joined Wolves from Bohemians in 2006. He was invariably used as a substitute during his first season at the club, but has established himself as a squad player over the last few seasons. Ward has shown himself to be a very adaptable player, playing either as a left back, left winger or striker and showed his finishing ability by slotting past Pepe Reina in Wolves’ previous meeting with Liverpool this season.

85/1 on Steven Fletcher to score the first goal and Liverpool to win 2-1!

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  • Eric says:

    Wolves’ players are average at best. We don’t need to feel threatened by their players at all. Kenny just needs to motivate the players and press Wolves right from the start. Positive attacking football is the key and the players need to get their act together if we are to avoid a repeat of our last result against Wolves.

    • Jay Wright says:

      You’re having a laugh Eric!

      The opposition would rightly fear Torres & Gerrard, but aside from that nobody else really feels any need to be threatened by our players at all. Seeing Kuyt & Maxi on the wings probably encourages them to attack even more, seeing the lack of pace and skill in our team!

      I doubt that Kuyt or Rodriguez would get into the starting line-ups of many other teams in the league, much less be guaranteed starters on the wings every week!

      Skrtel is another player that starts every game for us, but wouldn’t be envied by many other Prem clubs.

      Finally, even with all his improvements to date, Lucas really wouldn’t be guaranteed to keep his place in defensive midfield if he was at another Premiership club.

  • Rob says:

    Eric, most of Wolves players certainly are only average Prem league players. But to be fair most of Liverpools team is average too which is why your in the position your in! Im sure you dismissed us before the Anfield game too and look what happened, the average at best players beat you in your own back yard. Although King Kenny may be back he’s hardly had the best of starts has he….

  • Eco says:

    Eric …

    Average but they play as a team. And as a team they are fantastic. Unlucky to be in their position but I’d rather watch them at the moment. Attacking, not scared football with bite and ABILITY. Jarvis, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher, Milijas, Zubar are players not exactly average. Doyle was fantastic both games last season and he didn’t even play at Anfield.

  • johnwolf says:

    Eric you are talking out your rear end mate – average? like Hammill who you let go and then went after again! I hope our “average” players stuff you on Saturday, at best you have four good players – and two of them are out!Jarvis average – so why do you lot want him? has I said -you are talking out your rear end.

    • Eric says:

      “at best you have four good players”, are you having a laugh or what? Hammill is only Championship quality and would never have made it at Liverpool. Jarvis has done well this season but he’s average at best and it’s only the tabloids making up stories about Liverpool wanting him!

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