Firmino nabs late winner for Reds after Jimenez cancelled out Henderson strike
LIVERPOOL passed one of the toughest tests of their season with a big 2-1 win away at Wolves.
Jordan Henderson headed home early before Raul Jimenez nodded in a deserved equaliser.
But Roberto Firmino had the final say as the Reds moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool, who now have 22 wins in 23 league games this season, also have a game in hand over second-placed Manchester City to come.
Defeat leaves Wolves still six points off the top four in seventh. Set-pieces have been one of the keys to Liverpool’s success and just like against Manchester United on Sunday, a well-worked corner got the visitors off to a flying start.
Wolves’ attention was taken by the towering presence of Virgil van Dijk and instead it was Henderson who met Trent Alexander-Arnold’s near-post delivery with a header that rebounded onto his shoulder and past goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Most sides would have been disheartened by that early blow, but Wolves showed why they are contenders for a top-four finish by immediately putting the European champions on the back foot.
Matt Doherty should have levelled from Wolves’ own smart corner routine as the Irish international was perfectly picked out by Ruben Neves but headed wide.