‘Liverpool Killer’ Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) continued to play an active role once again.
Wolverhampton won a 3-0 home game against Liverpool in the 22nd round of the 2022-2023 English Premier League held at Moline Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 5th (Korean time).
Wolverhampton, who caught the big fish, recorded 5 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses (20 points) and jumped to 15th place in the league rankings. It maintained a gap with Everton (18 points) in 18th place in the relegation zone. They have been on a good run with 2 wins in their last 3 matches.
Wolverhampton took out a 4-4-2 formation. Hwang Hee-chan started as a midfielder on the right flank. This time, he showed the image of the ‘Liverpool Killer’. He played a decisive role in inducing the winning goal in the 5th minute of the first half. Hwang Hee-chan, who broke the opponent’s defense with a momentary penetration, attempted a pass to his teammate on the other side of the goal. It hit Liverpool defender Yoel Matip and flowed inside the goal. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker belatedly cleared the ball, but the ball had already crossed the goal line.
Hwang Hee-chan also scored his first goal of the season against Liverpool in the FA Cup last month. In the 2019 European Champions League Liverpool game, when he was in Salzburg, his previous team, he broke through opponent’s key defender Virgil van Dijk and scored one goal and one assist, paving the way for advancement to the big leagues. Afterwards, Hwang Hee-chan went through Leipzig, Germany, and wore a Wolverhampton uniform. When facing only Liverpool, he is showing a play full of confidence.
However, on this day, Hwang Hee-chan had bad luck with an injury. In the 39th minute of the first half, while trying to run momentarily during the team counterattack, I grabbed his right thigh. Hwang Hee-chan immediately sent a replacement sign. In the 42nd minute, he was substituted out for Adama Traore. On this day, Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, gave Hwang Hee-chan a rating of 6.3.
However, Wolverhampton took a big win against Liverpool. Craig Dawson scored an additional goal from a free kick in the 12th minute of the first half for Wolverhampton, who caught the early mood with Hwang Hee-chan’s performance. Even in the second half, Wolverhampton put Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez in to play an aggressive game. In the 26th minute of the second half, Hubin Neves even scored a key goal. Neves calmly shook the net without missing a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper. 스포츠토토
Prior to this game, Wolverhampton were on an 11-game losing streak since a win over Liverpool in December 2010. Through this great victory, he took revenge properly.
Liverpool, on the other hand, were in big trouble. With 8 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses (29 points), it fell to 10th place in the league. With 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 4 games, they have fallen into a deep swamp of sluggishness. It seems difficult to qualify for the European Champions League, which is given up to 4th place. On the 14th, we will meet ‘rival’ Everton and 4th place Newcastle on the 19th. It is a series of tough schedules.