Wolves return to league matters without a win in eight games in all competitions on the back of three straight defeats at home. Mick McCarthy’s men haven’t struggled to find the net, scoring in each of their last nine outings, but haven't closed the door at the other end; Wolves have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their previous 19, leaking at least two in their last four at Molineux. Despite success in both domestic cup competitions in the past week, Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League campaign has hit the buffers in recent weeks after winning just one of their last six, a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle. The Reds have lost their last two away league matches and have failed to win any of their last three in the league - their longest run without a victory so far this season.
• Wolves have not beaten Liverpool in their last four home meetings (D3, L1). Wolves' last home victory over Liverpool was back in 1981.
• The Reds beat Wolves earlier this season but haven't done the double over them since Dalglish was a player. They last achieved it in the 1978/79 season, when Alan Hansen's goal at Molineux secured a 1-0 victory after Liverpool had won 2-0 at Anfield.
Wolves midfielder Karl Henry will be unavailable after picking up a straight red card against Aston Villa 10 days ago and will now serve a three-game ban. On-loan Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been cleared by specialists to play after suffering an eye injury against Alex McLeish's side.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish may have to freshen up his team for Tuesday's trip to Wolves after his side came through two big cup ties in the space of four days. Jay Spearing remains a doubt with a hamstring injury, while Luis Suarez misses the final game of his eight-match ban. Midfielder Lucas is the only other absentee.
W Hennesey • K Foley, R Johnson, C Berra, S Ward • M Kightly, E Frimpong, N Milijas, M Jarvis • D Edwards • S Fletcher
J Reina • G Johnson, M Skrtel, D Agger, Josè Enrique • D Kuyt, J Henderson, C Adam, S Gerrard, S Downing • C Bellamy