Wolves 'share ALL their data' on Liverpool with Benfica

Klopp beware! Wolves ‘share ALL their data’ on Liverpool with Benfica for the Champions League quarter-final… and while Bruno Lage’s men lost to the Reds earlier this season, it was only due to a 94th minute Divock Origi goal

  • Wolves manager Bruno Lage previously managed Liverpool’s opponents Benfica 
  • Benfica and Wolves have been in contact ahead of the Champions League tie
  • Wolves have shared all of their data on the Reds with the Portuguese side 
  • Benfica hope to use the information to their advantage on Tuesday night 
  • Liverpool only narrowly beat Wolves 1-0 when the sides met back in December 

Benfica have received some valuable assistance going into their Champions League quarter-final clash with Liverpool on Tuesday.

The Portuguese side are heavy underdogs as they look to spring an upset against Jurgen Klopp’s side to make the final four of the competition. 

Current Wolves manager Bruno Lage, was manager of Benfica for 18 months in which he guided them to the Primeira Liga title in 2019.

Benfica have received some tips on how to stop Liverpool ahead of Tuesday’s clash

Wolves have shared all of their data on Liverpool with the Portuguese side ahead of the game

Now three years on, Portuguese publication Abola have reported that Benfica have made use of their connections with the Wolves manager to benefit them ahead of their game with the Reds.

It’s said that the West Midlands side have shared all of their data on Liverpool with the Portuguese side. 

Contact was not directly made between Lage and Benfica manager Nelson Verrisimo, but by the analysts of the two technical teams.

Wolves gave Liverpool a tough test when the sides met back in December at the Molineux 

Liverpool took a crucial and narrow win thanks to Divock Origi’s stoppage time winner

Benfica have observed and reviewed the data collected by Wolves from their Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Molineux earlier this season, including defensive and offensive behaviour.

There was particular emphasis on the offensive movements of full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, as well those of forwards Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

It also included details on how Liverpool’s inside game changes when influential midfielder Thiago Alcantara is on the pitch.

Benfica will hope to use this information to good use and cause what would be one of the biggest upsets of the Champions League this season.

The tips received from Wolves could prove to be valuable given their performance against the Reds in December. 

They pushed Liverpool all the way and at times looked like they might snatch a win against Klopp’s side who struggled on the day. 

Wolves manager Bruno Lage was previously coach at Benfica from January 2019 to June 20

Wolves were about to hold the title challengers to a goalless draw before Divock Origi scored a last-gasp winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

If Benfica can use the information from Wolves and reflect their performance on the pitch, it could prove to be a difficult tie for Klopp’s quadruple chasing side. 

Wolves have proven to be one of the more difficult sides to face for top teams in England this season.

It took a Raheem Sterling penalty for Manchester City to beat them at the Etihad, while the West Midlands side also held Chelsea to a goalless draw.  

Wolves could again provide Liverpool a stern test when they travel to Anfield on the final day of the season which could prove to be a title decider.

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