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Rui Patricio was injured during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux. (Photo by Jason Cairnduff - Pool/Getty Images)

Rui Patricio was injured during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux. (Photo by Jason Cairnduff - Pool/Getty Images)

Rui Patricio was injured during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux. (Photo by Jason Cairnduff - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson admitted he was fearful Wolves keeper Rui Patricio suffered a serious injury as the Reds won 1-0 at Molineux.

Diogo Jota marked his return to Wolves by reigniting Liverpool’s fading Champions League hopes in a match overshadowed by a head injury to goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Jota struck in first-half stoppage time to claim a hard-earned 1-0 win at Molineux, yet the main talking point came late on when Wolves keeper Patricio was treated on the pitch for 14 minutes after team-mate Conor Coady accidentally caught him in the head.

Patricio was carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask in worrying scenes for Wolves, who are already missing striker Raul Jimenez after he fractured his skull in November and Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson offered his words of support.

"Football becomes irrelevant when someone is down that long and the doctors have to come on," he told Sky Sports.

"It's horrible when you're involved in it and I hope he's OK. Thoughts and prayers go to him and his family.

"I know how it can affect the lads and that's two incidents they've had this season. I hope to see him in front of the goals again soon because he's a fantastic goalkeeper."

Assessing his side's win, he added: "We probably won ugly and that has been lacking this season. We dug deep, kept a clean sheet, Alisson did what he had to do and we got the three points.

"It's two teams perhaps not happy with where they are in the league - Wolves are so much better than where they are. Let's see where we finish up. It's about building momentum now. A few teams dropped points this weekend so it's about closing the gap to them."

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Jurgen Klopp Liverpool celebrates victory with Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool following the Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool at Molineux. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool celebrates victory with Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool following the Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool at Molineux. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool celebrates victory with Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool following the Premier League match between Wolves and Liverpool at Molineux. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed his keeper was in good spirits as he stated: "We just had an update now, he's OK. It was a collision with the knee of Coady on the head. We have spoken already. He is OK. All these situations when it is the head get us worried. He is OK. He is going to recover.

"We played well. We had chances, we defended well and we played good football with some chances we should take advantage of. The building and the creation was good and the players played a good game. A lot of things to improve but a positive attitude showed we can compete."

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp saluted his new centre-back pairing of Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak as they kept another clear sheet in a 1-0 win at Wolves.

"Great, great. Really good, both of them. It's a tricky game because of Traore," he said. "I didn't want to worry them even more [by discussing it pre-game], he's really quick."

"We defended well, we counter-attacked. A lot of really good football moments. The goal we scored was beautiful. I thought the goalie would have saved it but it was in.

"It's all about the result. A big fight. If we want three dirty points, I'm fine with that. We had very good moments where we should have done better. Defensively the whole game was really good. I didn't like the start, we weren't active enough.

"A lot of good news tonight but most important, the three points. We want to go into the [international] break with a positive feeling and we have it."

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