Liverpool captalised on Chelsea’s loss away at West Ham United earlier on Saturday by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Divock Origi, who has a tendency to score big goals at important times, netted an injury-time winner after a tight game.
He spared Diogo Jota’s blushes after the forward hit Conor Coady on the line following Jose Sa’s second-half mistake.
Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham gave the Reds a path to the summit and they went top thanks to Origi’s late show. Resilient Wolves were left with nothing despite another battling display and sit eighth.
Liverpool had blown away the majority of their rivals this season, having scored four in each of their last three Premier League games before arriving at Molineux.
They had, simply, been too good but found Wolves at their resolute best until the death.
Only Chelsea and Manchester City have conceded fewer goals than Bruno Lage’s side prior to the game and there was strong resistance to Liverpool’s threat.
The visitors failed to find any early rhythm, thanks largely to the hosts’ determination. Aside from Leander Dendoncker slicing a clearance from Jota’s header the Reds made few first-half inroads.
Three straight clean sheets had given Wolves’ defence renewed confidence and they continued to keep it tight as Liverpool slowly began to turn the screw.
Trent Alexander-Arnold volleyed over after 28 minutes and then turned provider for Jota, who headed his far post cross wide.
Liverpool had control but only managed to open their hosts up once and, even then, Romain Saiss’ presence ensured Mohamed Salah just failed to make contact with Andrew Robertson’s low centre.
As an attacking force Wolves were non-existent. Having scored just five league goals at Molineux that was no surprise but Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Hwang Hee-chan carried little threat.
Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk were on cruise control and apart from Rayan Ait-Nouri’s sharp run – before he wasted his cross – there was little for Liverpool to fear.
Yet, they were still searching for a goal. Having scored in every Premier League game since a 1-0 defeat to Fulham in March more was expected after the break.
Salah’s knockdown caused some penalty box pinball which saw Thiago Alcantara twice denied but Jurgen Klopp’s men lacked the fluidity and precision to break Wolves down.
They needed a mistake from Sa to create their best opening on the hour and even then Jota missed it.
The goalkeeper raced out to the left after Jordan Henderson’s searching pass for Jota but collided with Saiss to give the forward a clear run to goal.
He advanced but from just six yards belted the ball at the covering Coady on the line.
Alexander-Arnold drove over as Liverpool’s frustrations grew and Sa denied Sadio Mane late on.
But Origi had the final say deep into added time when he collected Salah’s pass, turned and fired in from four yards.
A group young Nigerian boys have reacted to the condemnation of internet fraudsters aka Yahoo boys by Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries.
The pastor had placed curse on yahoo boys during a recent sermon as he noted that what they are doing is evil.
“Let me tell you, these Yahoo boys. Stop! I am a man of God. You kill people everyday. When you ‘Yahoo’ somebody, it is stealing. Don’t quote it anyhow. It is stealing. Most people, all their retirement benefits, you take it and people die. I curse you in the name of Jesus.
“It is a demonic, satanic way of getting money. Which kind of money is that? You are a thief. No matter how you colorize it, you are a thief. You love stealing! I curse the root of it. Do you know how many people you have killed? “Scam kills people. Some people, the whole of their retirement benefit.. You scam them and say you are buying a car. What nonsense? You will get accident with that car!” he said.
The teenagers in a video posted online, reacted by saying that there’s nothing he will preach that will stop them from “popping”. One of boys also mentioned “scam.”
Nigerian actress, Empress Njamah got fans worried after taking to social media to call out her friend and colleague, Ada Ameh over 1.8 million Naira debt.
The movie stars have been known to be friends for a longtime, and they often show up for each other during their highs and lows.
However, Empress took to her Instagram page, shared a photo of Ada Ameh and jokingly called her out for not rewarding her handsomely after giving her a clean shot with her expensive phone.
She further demanded the sum of N1.8m for her services as soon as possible to prevent the saga from getting messy.
“@adaameh please and please kindly pay me my money, you have been ignoring me since and am tired of asking, I have no choice but to bring it up here, How can you be ungrateful? What wrong did I do? What’s my sin?
After taking my time to use my sweat in buying an expensive phone and snapped you these beautiful pictures you have refused to pay me, see as you fine, Abeg your money na 1.8 million, don’t let this get messy,” she wrote.
Aphrodisiac seller Hauwa Saidu, better known as Jaruma, was granted bail earlier today by an Upper area Court in Zuba, Abuja.
Jaruma who has been in detention at the Suleja correctional center was dragged before the court by billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko, on a four-count charge of defamation of character, criminal intimidation, injurious falsehood, and publishing falsehood to incite the public to hate him.
Jaruma had pleaded not guilty to the charges and her lawyer applied for bail which the judge granted today.