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Lucky Liverpool win again 2:39 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Wolves

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Wolves

Some of Liverpool’s performances this season have been below par, and yet they have still found a way to win with Sunday’s encounter against Wolves a classic example of this. While every team are in the middle of a heavy run of fixtures over Christmas, Liverpool have had a four-week head start as they continue to battle for glory on multiple fronts.

But after a 4-0 drubbing of second-place Leicester on Boxing Day, they found Wolves a much more difficult test and it was a huge slice of luck from VAR that helped them to yet another three points.

Sadio Mane’s goal – which turned out to be the winner – was initially ruled out by referee Anthony Taylor for a handball against Adam Lallana, with Virgil van Dijk also under suspicion of handling. However, neither were deemed to be enough to rule out the goal and VAR overturned Taylor’s decision, much to the fury of Wolves.

The Anfield visitors were batted back a second time as Jonny was ruled to be offside for Pedro Neto’s equaliser in an incident that saw visiting manager Nuno Espirito Santo booked for his touchline reactions. Liverpool were forced to ride the wave of a vengeful Wolves but…