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Jurgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool stars as "exceptional" ahead of the decisive day in the Premier League title race, with the Reds needing to beat Wolves to keep their quadruple dreams alive.

Having already won both domestic cups and reached the Champions League final, Klopp's team need to beat Bruno Lage's side – and hope Manchester City slip up against Aston Villa – to maintain their hopes of an incredible clean sweep of trophies.

Ahead of the first of two huge games for the Anfield outfit, who face Real Madrid for the European crown on May 29, Klopp said the Reds' achievements this season were already "insane", however the title race concludes.

"It has been tough but great. It's absolutely a joy to be part of it. Being part of this group is exceptional," Klopp said. "It's insane. Working together with these people is a pure joy. Being where we are is so rare, you cannot plan it. Imagine somebody tells you before the season you're going to be in all three cup finals and want to fight for the league. You would say, 'Yeah, good luck with that.'

"It's a fantastic time for a Liverpool supporter and now we have to make sure we enjoy the last two games. Two massive games to come, and we have to make sure we are ready for that."

After a disappointing six-match winless run (two draws, four losses) saw Wolves' hopes of European football extinguished, Lage is at least relishing the prospect of having a say in the title race.

"It will be exciting to be involved in this situation," he said. "For us, it's a moment to play against a strong team. We go there to give a different image than what we did in the last six games."

Liverpool – Sadio Mane

Mane has scored six goals in final-day Premier League games, including a brace against Wolves when the Reds missed out on the title at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. With Mohamed Salah potentially missing through injury, Mane could step up to provide the hosts' main goal threat.

Wolves – Jose Sa

Sa has been an inspired signing and scooped Wolves' Player of the Season award recently. Amongst Premier League goalkeepers to have played 10 or more games, only Allison (75.79) has a higher save percentage than Sa (75.47) this season, and he is likely to be a busy man at Anfield.

- Liverpool have won each of their last 10 Premier League games against Wolves, including eight clean sheets, since a 1-0 home loss in December 2010 under Roy Hodgson.

- Liverpool are unbeaten in all six of their closing day Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp (W5 D1), winning the last five in a row. Their last defeat on MD38 came in 2014-15 under Brendan Rodgers, a 6-1 loss at Stoke City.

- Wolves are winless in six Premier League games (D2 L4), their longest run under Bruno Lage. They last had a longer run without a league victory between December 2020 and January 2021 (8 games).

- Liverpool's Joel Matip has scored in each of his last two Premier League matches, as many as in his previous 45 appearances combined. He's only ended on the losing side in three of his last 78 Premier League appearances and has lost just 8 per cent of his games overall (10/125), the lowest ratio of any player with 100 or more games in the competition.

- Wolves have only scored 37 Premier League goals this season but could finish in the top-eight of the division. Only two sides have scored fewer than 40 Premier League goals in a season but finished in the top-eight: Fulham in 2008-09 (scored 39, finished 7th) and Burnley in 2017-18 (36, 7th).

Updated May 20, 2022