Wolves saw Rui Patricio stretchered off following a horrific collision late on as Diogo Jota claimed a 1-0 win for Liverpool on his return to Molineux.

The Portugal goalkeeper was clattered by skipper Conor Coady in an incident that brought back memories of the injury striker Raul Jimenez suffered at Arsenal back in November.

It overshadowed Jota’s return after the forward reignited the Reds’ top four hopes when he finished off a flowing move right at the end of the first half to claim his 10th goal of the season.

Jurgen Klopp named an unchanged team from the 2-0 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig and his players responded with a solid if unspectacular showing.

Wolves may feel they could have had an early penalty when Alisson barged into Nelson Semedo, but too often Nuno Espirito Santo’s men lacked quality in the final third.

The result sees Jurgen Klopp’s men move up to sixth in the table, five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea with nine games to go. Wolves remain 13th.

Liverpool will now head into the international break early with some much-needed momentum before making a trip to Arsenal on Easter Sunday. Wolves host West Ham a day earlier.

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