Bolton 0 Liverpool 1 – Maxi leaves it late, Reds go 12th

Sunday 31 October 2010 – Premier LeagueResult

Bolton 0 Liverpool 1 (Maxi 86)

Bolton v LiverpoolRoy Hodgson finally saw the end to his personal 442-day run without a league game as Liverpool made it three wins in ten games this season and moved all the way up to twelfth.

Once again Fernando Torres was involved in the goal, his delicate backheel setting up Maxi Rodriguez for the winning goal after 86 minutes of stalemate. Bolton ‘keeper Jaaskelainen got a hand to it but couldn’t keep it out.

Jaaskelainen certainly had little to do the rest of the game, Liverpool rarely threatening his goal. Bolton made Pepe Reina work more often but not much harder. 0-0 would have been a fair result although a number of ignored Bolton penalty claims might give them room to dispute that.
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Wolves v Liverpool: Gerrard back, Maxi starts

Two changes for Liverpool for tonight’s clash with Wolves at Molyneux including a debut for Maxi Rodriguez and a return to the starting line-up for the skipper, Steven Gerrard.

Manager Rafa Benitez has stuck with the same back-four that kept Spurs at bay just under a week ago meaning Jamie Carragher continues at right-back, with Skrtel and Kyrgiakos deservedly keeping their places in the centre of defence.

Mascherano and Lucas start again in midfield meaning that rather than dropping back Aquilani drops to the bench, making way for Gerrard. Maxi takes the place of Degen on the right with Albert Riera on the left again and Dirk Kuyt playing up front.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has made six changes to his side, but not in the way he did against Manchester United when he made changes that weakened his side having decided his first choice eleven would probably lose anyway. Tonight he’s strengthened having played his weaker side in the FA Cup at the weekend. He includes new signings Geoffrey Mujangi Bia and Adlene Guedioura in his squad, both are named as subs tonight.

Wolves: Hahnemann, Zubar, Berra, Craddock, Ward, Mancienne, Henry, Milijaš, Foley, Doyle, Jarvis.
Subs: Hennessey, Stearman, Jones, Vokes, Iwelumo, Mujangi, Guedioura.

Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Insua, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Mascherano, Lucas, Gerrard, Riera, Maxi, Kuyt.
Subs: Cavalieri, Aquilani, Babel, Ngog, Degen, Darby, Pacheco.

Referee: Peter Walton