Matt Doherty has warned Liverpool they will need to keep “both eyes open” when Wolves winger Adama Traore is about.
Liverpool face Wolves today aiming to extend their 10-point lead at the Premier League, after Traore and Co dented Manchester City’s hopes of catching the Reds on Friday.
The former Barcelona trainee sparked a comeback against City with another powerful performance in Wolves 3-2 victory.
He struck the first goal from the edge of the area and then robbed Benjamin Mendy before slipping the ball across the area for Raul Jimenez to stab in the equaliser.
Doherty grabbed the winner in the dying seconds to end a remarkable game in Wolves’ favour and, when the Ireland international was asked about the Reds keeping one eye open for him, he said: “To be honest, I think they’ll have to keep both eyes on him.
“He’s in the form of his life at the moment – it’s a pleasure to be playing alongside him.
“He’s been coming inside and teams don’t know what to do with him. He’s linking up with Raul and getting a lot of assists and goals – and long may it continue.”
Wolves’ skipper Conor Coady paid tribute to Traore’s input, adding: “He’s a massive threat – against anyone.
“Look at how he performed against Manchester City , he’s been huge for us. Every team we come up against is doubling up on him. He’s finding different ways now of beating players.
“Whether he goes inside, comes back or goes on the outside, he’s making good decisions. He’s learning every single day.
“It’s not been down to anyone else but himself. He’s very critical of himself and the way he’s worked to improve has been great to see.
“He works so hard. It’s a pleasure to have at the club.
“He’s now reaping the rewards of that.”