Wolves face a mammoth task on Saturday, as they host Liverpool in the Premier League.

Bruno Lage has done a good job since his summer arrival, pulling the side up to sixth in the table after a bumpy start to his tenure. After losing four of his first five Premier League outings, the 45-year-old oversaw five victories in the subsequent seven fixtures although now needs to regain a goal-scoring touch, having drawn 0-0 against Norwich and Burnley in their last two outings.

Saturday’s opponents are a Liverpool side who are in frightening form, having beaten Arsenal 4-0, Southampton 4-0 and Everton 4-1 in each of their last three league fixtures.

Here’s how Lage could set up to upset the odds.

Jose Sa
Jose Sa will do well to get a fourth straight clean sheet as Liverpool visit / James Baylis – AMA/GettyImages

Jose Sa (GK) – In a great run of form between the sticks, having kept clean sheets in each of the last three outings.

Max Kilman (CB) – Quietly becoming a serious player, demonstrating great defensive nous and an eye for a pass in this watchable Wolves system.

Conor Coady (CB) – Playing Liverpool is always a special occasion for Coady. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

Romain Saiss (CB) – In for a tough afternoon defensively, but could prove crucial in potentially snatching a result with his aerial ability.

Rúben Neves

Ruben Neves will come back into the fold / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Nelson Semedo (RWB) – Put in a decent performance last time out, although needs to unlock his inner Reece James to start producing clinical moments for the team.

Ruben Neves (CM) – Served his one-match ban as Wolves played Burnley and will certainly be reinstated to the midfield, holding such an influential presence in there.

Joao Moutinho (CM) – Such a pivotal player at the heart of this Wolves side, the 35-year-old just doesn’t stop.

Rayan Ait-Nouri (LWB) – Wasn’t all that impressive going forward last time out but, with Jonny still out injured, he’ll likely continue here.

Adama Traore

One of his side’s main threats / David Rogers/GettyImages

Adama Traore (RW) – Was a bright spark throughout Wolves’ last outing and really looked capable of firing his side back into the goals. Deserves another chance in this one.

Raul Jimenez (ST) – An undisputed starter in this Wolves side, Jimenez is searching for a fourth Premier League goal of the season.

Hwang Hee-chan (LW) – A generally impressive player within the final third, although will be keen to end what is now a five-game goal drought.

You can read 90min’s preview of Wolves vs Liverpool here.

You can read Liverpool’s predicted lineup here.

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