Premier League holders Liverpool bounced back to winning ways in the league following their emphatic win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at home. The Reds hit their opponents for four without reply at Anfield to record their biggest league win of the season. Their title defence had suffered a little problem in the last set of games when they were forced to a 1-1 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion. The Seagulls needed a late equalizer at home to earn a point against Liverpool courtesy the last gasp penalty from German midfielder Pascal Gross.
Liverpool fans returned to Anfield for the first time in nine months and their return was celebrated with a dominant display against Wolves who were on the receiving end of a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of their hosts. The Reds took the lead through topscorer Mohamed Salah after 24 minutes on the clock. The Egyptian pounced on a rare error from Wolves skipper and boyhood Liverpool fan ConorCoady togive Liverpool a first half lead.
Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum was a thorn in the flesh of Wolves throughout the game and he was rewarded with a goal shortly before the hour mark to double the Reds’ lead. Centre back Joel Matip added a third Liverpool goal midway into the second half off a Mohamed Salah assist before Wolves right-back Nelson Semedo put through his own net on 78 minutes to give the Reds a convincing win. Until now, the biggest league win for the Reds was the 3-0 home victory over Leicester City in the last outing at home.
The latest set of league games saw the return of fans to match venues in the Premier League and the Reds faithfuls were not left out. 2,000 fans were in attendance as Liverpool dismantled their opponents to go level on points with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur at the summit.