Current UEFA Champions League title holders Liverpool outdid Wolverhampton Wanderers in the dead-end of the game to emerge victorious 2-1 and go 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand. However, the night should also be celebrated for Wolves duo Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore.
Jordan Henderson gave the Reds a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Wolves came back to life after the half-time break with the equaliser from Mexican forward Raul Jimenez.
The 28-year-old made a run from midfield before skipping past an Andy Robertson challenge and finding Traore who in turn crossed back to the Mexican forward who headed home to bring back Wolves level in the match.
Despite Liverpool scored another goal six minutes from full-time courtesy of Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, Jimenez and his teammate Adama gave the current Premier League table-toppers a serious run for their money.
The Wolves duo Traore and Raul have combined eighth time this season for their team’s goal, the most by any duo this season, making them the most effective partnership in the Premier League this season.
While Jimenez now has 20 goals and nine assists in all competitions this season, Traore has five goals and nine assists; which is an upgrade for the former La Masia graduate’s tally of just one goal and three assists for the whole of the 2018/19 season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on the Wolves duo’s performance against the Reds.
“When Traore gets the ball he is most of the time unplayable. Jimenez too, you have to keep tight to him, he presents a real threat,” Klopp said.
“They scored that goal and then it’s another wild 10 minutes. We got control back a little bit after then which is important. The chances we had were incredible. We were at least four or five times in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper so if we score then it is game over but it wasn’t so 1-1.
“They could have won too, another 5 or 10 minutes of that pressure….”
Adama was named Man of the Match for his display despite finishing on the losing side and Wolves boss Nuno said: “He is unique. He has stuff that nobody else has. And talent. There is a lot of space to grow.”