Wolves v Liverpool: Match in pictures
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Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was able to return home and didn’t require a trip to the hospital following his nasty head injury against Liverpool, according to reports. There was serious concern for Patricio’s health in the game against Liverpool on Monday night and required immediate medical attention on the pitch.
Patricio was closing down Mohamed Salah as the Liverpool forward raced through on goal before taking a knee to the face by Conor Coady who was rushing back to try and stop the opposing striker.
The Wolves shot-stopper lay motionless on the field for some time with players around him looking visibly upset.
Play was stopped for 13 minutes before Patricio was replaced by John Ruddy with the former being stretchered off.
Nuno Espirito Santo gave an update immediately after the game, insisting Patricio was “concious”.
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“It was a collision with Coady, I think the knee of Coady on the head, but he’s OK. We’ve spoken already and thank god he’s OK,” he said.
“All these situations, when it’s a concussion in the head, gets all of us worried. But he’s OK and he’s going to recover.”
But The Athletic report further good news that Patricio didn’t require a trip to hospital either.
It is claimed that the 33-year-old was well enough to return home, although a member of of the medical team drove him back.
Wolves are said to be keeping a close eye on his condition and will follow the post-concussion protocol.
The incident around Patricio though raised further questions on when the flag should be raised for an offside.
Currently, officials are urged to wait until the end of the play to raise their flag for a possible offside offence.
Salah would have been flagged offside under previous guidelines, and Jurgen Klopp believes changes need to be made.
“I think the whole [offside law] needs to be looked at,” he said at his post-match press conference.
“But I don’t think this situation, from what I saw and I didn’t see it back, it was not like miles offside or the clearest offside in the world.
“So I really think for that [injury], we cannot change this situation as unlucky and awful as it was, yes.
“But there are obviously situations in the game when everyone sees that it is offside.
“But they are the rules, we have spoken about a lot of things and they need to be looked at, for sure, if someone changes it? I don’t know.”
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