Liverpool maintained their stranglehold on the Premier League top spot on a harsh winter night at the Molineux.
The Friday night fixture afforded the Reds an opportunity to steal a march on Manchester City, and a strong starting eleven took full advantage.
Wolves have been in some good form of their own, winning their last three games including a victory over Chelsea.
But it was the visitors who took the lead. Mohamed Salah got his fifth goal in four games on the 18th minute mark. Fabinho combined with Sadio Mane to set up the Egyptian for a cool finish, just beating Conor Coady to the ball.
Fabinho continues to grow into this stacked Liverpool outfit, and his presence up front lends an added dimension to both his game and the Liverpool midfield.
It didn’t all go Liverpool’s way; indeed Wolves almost matched them for shots on target. But bar a good opportunity for Matt Doherty and outside-the-box attempts from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez, the home side struggled to threaten.
Liverpool made sure of the points in the second half, as their hero at the defensive end of the pitch scored his first Premier League goal for the Merseysiders.
A delightful ball from Salah found Virgil Van Dijk in the box to double the lead.
Liverpool were comfortable in the face of Wolves possession from then on. A further boost arrived in the form of a Nathaniel Clyne substitution late on, with the Englishman making just his second appearance this season and offering another option at right back – James Milner was forced to deputise in that position tonight.
In all, it was a hugely positive night for the league leaders, with the top men in Salah and Van Dijk stepping up and teammates across the pitch also hitting form during a crucial period.
Second placed Manchester City host Crystal Palace as part of the 3pm kickoffs tomorrow afternoon.