Liverpool beat Wolves in an impressive second-half comeback

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Liverpool claimed the top spot in the English Premier League after staging a remarkable comeback to defeat Wolves 3-1.

They conquered their longstanding Saturday lunchtime struggles, with goals credited to Cody Gakpo, who was standing in as captain Andy Robertson, and an own goal courtesy of Hugo Bueno.

In the previous season, Liverpool had failed to secure a single victory in all six fixtures during this time slot, but they managed to reverse their fortunes after the international break, even though they initially faced a sluggish start against Wolves.

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Andy Robertson celebrates after scoring to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead at Wolves. [Photo/Courtesy].

Wolves took an early lead when Hee-Chan Hwang (7) slotted in at the back post from a precise Pedro Neto cross.

Neto’s dangerous presence on the counter-attack posed significant challenges for Joe Gomez, and Matheus Cunha had a golden opportunity to double the lead from a splendid Neto delivery.

However, the tide turned dramatically in the second half, with Mohamed Salah playing a pivotal role. He provided the assist for Gakpo’s (55) goal, cleverly converting a cross-shot.

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Hee-chan Hwang celebrates with his team-mates after giving Wolves the lead against Liverpool. [Photo/Courtesy].

Salah’s second assist came as he set up Robertson (85) to deliver a powerful strike following a poor kick-out by Jose Sa.

Salah was also involved in the third goal, teeing up Elliott for a shot from the edge of the box that deflected off Bueno (90+1) and found the net via the post.

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Mohamed Salah was involved in all Liverpool goals as they staged a second-half comeback to win at Wolves. [Photo/Courtesy].

Liverpool’s ability to come from behind has been showcased in three of their recent wins, and their impressive second-half performance at Molineux dispelled any concerns that may have arisen from a lackluster first half.

This victory propelled Liverpool one point ahead of Manchester City, who are scheduled to face West Ham United at 5pm EAT.

Meanwhile, Wolves maintained their 15th position in the league, holding a two-point advantage over third-bottom Everton.

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