Liverpool seal Christmas top spot as Salah and Van Dijk sink Wolves

Liverpool seal Christmas top spot as Salah and Van Dijk sink Wolves

The goal proved the victor in a 2-0 victory for the Reds at the Molineux Stadium, as Liverpool remained undefeated in the Premier League and guaranteed they will sit top of the table on Christmas Day.

"Both goals had nothing to do with the things we did in the game but we were quick in the mind in two set pieces".

Their prudence was rewarded halfway through the second half when Virgil van Dijk headed home Salah's cross for his maiden top-flight Reds goal.

Over the last decade, eight of the ten festive table-toppers have gone on to win the title. Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, they will probably win, then they will have 40-something points, nobody is dropping points from one down to five. "We know we are good and are in a good moment but we have to respect the others are good so we can't start a party for the summer now".

"It was a big fight under the circumstances, with the rain".

"It's always hard if you play for another team that didn't play the way we play, so when you come here you have to settle in".

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Manchester City can close the gap to a single point when play Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday.

Liverpool have only conceded seven goals so far this term and the Reds' win means they'll be top of the tree on Christmas Day.

"When I came here I already had an idea about how the Premier League would be, but the difference is the physically intense nature, the difficulty of every single game, whether you're playing against a team who are at the top or the bottom".

"But these nights are very important for us and we won here". In the first half we were a bit sloppy at times, but second half we did it well and we are very happy that we won. We did that in the first half an hour and in the second half - the last 15 minutes of the first half we had a little break and they immediately fired the ball from right to left or left to right, and then you have to run like insane.

"(The title) is a special achievement and one we're obviously hoping to get to but it's a long way to go and we're coming up against a lot of good teams. "Good in defence, don't have to be at their best to win, good going forward, they can control games now..."

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