Team manager Jürgen Klopp stopped the crash in the Premier League with Liverpool. The Reds won 1-0 (1-0) at Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first outing after moving into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and celebrated their first league win in March. The success was overshadowed by a head injury to Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. His coach Nuno Espirito Santo gave the all-clear after the game.
The bad scene happened shortly before the end: Patricio crashed into an attack by Liverpool with his teammate Conor Coady and lay there. He was treated in his penalty area for almost 15 minutes and then taken off on a stretcher.
“He’s okay. He’s conscious and remembers what happened. The doctor told me he was fine,” said Espirito Santo while still on the sidelines at Sky. Patricio was hit in the head by Coady’s knee. “We are always very concerned about such situations, concussions and head injuries,” continued Espirito Santo, “but he is fine. He will recover.”
Diogo Jota (45th + 2) redeemed Liverpool in stoppage time in the first half, who had advanced last Wednesday with a 2-0 win against Bundesliga club RB Leipzig in the premier class.
With 46 points now, the defending champion improved to sixth place, the gap to Chelsea on the last Champions League place is five points.