Wolves players 'gave everything, says Bruno Lage
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on December 04, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Wolves Head Coach Bruno Lage has said his team gave everything in the last-gasp 1-0 home defeat to Liverpool.

Divock Origi's 94th-minute strike earned the Reds three vital points in the title race and lifted them to the top of the Premier League.

Despite seeing his players fail to hold onto a point and record a fourth straight clean sheet, Lage has praised his player's attitude.

“The first words is for my players because they did everything I asked. When you look at their faces in the dressing room, you can see they gave everything and in the end I felt we deserved one point.

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“The plan was to try to create problems for Liverpool, who I think are one of the best teams in the league, one of the best teams in the world, with good players, a great coach, and I think we did that.

“We created a lot of problems for them. We understood the game, our moments to create our chances to put pressure on them, especially the three guys on the front, they did fantastic work.”

The Wanderers put in a hard shift to keep the red-hot Liverpool squad quiet throughout and had opportunities themselves to snatch a victory through Adama Traore and Romain Saiss.

But, not for the first time, Origi was the hero for Jurgen Klopp's side and temporarily put them at the top of the league following Chelsea's 3-2 defeat to West Ham United earlier in the day.

On losing a point in one moment, the Wanderers boss said: "When you look at what we did in 90 minutes, we lose one ball and then afterwards in five seconds, they score.

“These things cannot happen. Especially in this league, especially against these teams, and this has happened twice with us – against Leeds and now today. I’m disappointed, but this is football. We need to move on, recover and then it’s Man City.

“We need to continue to do it because next up is another tough game, another one of the best teams in the world, with top players, a top manager, and we go again with the same mentality.”