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Nuno Espirito Santo vows Wolves will ‘rise’ for Liverpool clash

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Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo insists they are aiming for all three points at title hopefuls Liverpool in Sunday’s Premier League finale.

Following last weekend’s 1-0 win over the relegated Fulham, Wolves are now guaranteed of a seventh-place finish regardless of the outcome of their trip to Liverpool.

It marks a solid first season back in the English top-flight for Wolves, who also boast a superb record against the top-six teams.

They’re also one of the few teams to beat Liverpool this term, which came back in a third-round FA Cup tie in January at Molineux.

But the Reds cannot afford any such slip-ups as victory is necessary if they are to stand any chance of leapfrogging Manchester City to win the Premier League title.

Currently, Liverpool trail City by a point and will need the league leaders to not defeat Brighton in their final game to stand any chance of snatching the crown.

Despite no longer having anything to play for, however, Nuno insists that Wolves will be ready for Liverpool anyway.

“We prepare ourselves for the game like we always did in these two years here,” said Nuno, according to Goal.

“It’s the final game of the season and we want to compete. It’s an important game, a tough challenge. The players rise for every training session.

“Of course it’s a big, big game and we want to play it.”

The Portuguese coach also remarked on Liverpool and Tottenham’s remarkable Champions League comeback victories in the semi-finals over Barcelona and Ajax respectively.

The two English sides will now meet at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on June 1 for the final.

“The Champions League this season is amazing. I’ve watched all the games,” Nuno added.

“Liverpool-Barcelona and Tottenham-Ajax were fantastic games. Who doesn’t enjoy that?”

Nuno himself won the UEFA Cup and Champions League during his playing days at FC Porto under Jose Mourinho.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 07: Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrate during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)