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Premier League: Divock Origi Thames Wolverhampton Wanderers will take Liverpool to the top of the league table

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Premier League: Divock Origi’s late strike saves Liverpool at Wolves© AFP

Divock Origi struck deep in stoppage time to take Liverpool to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 final win over Wolves on Saturday. The much-maligned Belgian came off the bench to make sure the Reds didn’t host a host of missed opportunities at Molineux. Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham on Saturday gave Jurgen Klopp’s men a chance to move on from the European champions. Origi’s low end from Mohamed Salah’s cut-back takes Liverpool one point ahead of the Blues and two points ahead of Manchester City, who face Watford later on Saturday.

Liverpool had scored four goals in each of their last three league games and scored two or more goals in 18 straight games, but saw their finish run out due to a rare day.

Trent Alexander-Arnold volleyed before leading Diogo Jota’s first big chance to score against his former club.

Salah was denied a simple tap for his 20th goal by a miraculous last-ditch challenge from Romain Sass to turn Andy Robertson’s cross to safety.

Opportunities kept coming and going for Liverpool after the break, but none was bigger than the one given to Jota in the middle of the half.

A mix-up between Wolves’ goalkeepers Jose Sa and Sass allowed the Portuguese international to run the ball into the unprotected net, but he fired straight at Conor Cody over the line instead of cornering the ball.

Valor from Sa then seemed poised to earn the Wolves a point as he rejected Mane and Salah.

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But he was eventually beaten with the last kick of the game as this time Salah took the role of the provider and chose Origi, who spun before lowering the ball onto his left foot to spark Klopp and the rest of the wild celebration scenes. . Liverpool Bench.

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