Wolverhampton Wanderers will be without Ruben Vinagre (hamstring) against Liverpool on Thursday, but the club confirmed that Willy Boly (fibula) and Diogo Jota (leg) could return.
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It’s great news for Nuno Espirito Santo as he’s been without Boly since October. Jota will provide much-needed depth in attack as Wolves would be short on cover if Pedro, Raul Jimenez or Adama Traore picked up an injury.
The Wolves manager said in Wednesday’s pre-match press conference: “We have good news. We have Diogo (Jota) integrating into the team, working with the squad, (Willy) Boly also, so things are getting better.”
Vinagre could be out for a while after picking up a hamstring injury. The 20-year-old missed Wolves’ 3-2 win over Southampton and recently gave fans an update on social media that hinted at a lengthy absence. Jonny should start at left-back as a result.
Boly returned to training in January and is now in contention of featuring against Liverpool. The 28-year-old is unlikely to start given his lack of match fitness ahead of a difficult meeting with the Premier League leaders, but he could get some minutes from the bench.
Jota has only missed two games with a dead leg and should be in good condition to start. Neto hasn’t put much of a football wrong since being brought in, however, so Nuno could stick with the 19-year-old on Thursday.