Diogo Jota sent a classy message to his former Wolves team-mate Rui Patricio, who was stretchered off the pitch in a neck brace following a horror collision with Conor Coady. during Liverpool’s 1-0 victory.
“Life is more important, we wish [Rui Patricio] a speedy recovery,” Jota said.
The match was paused for over ten minutes as Patricio received treatment from medical personal.
Jota was the first to speak to the media after the match and he wanted to send a message to the Portuguese goalkeeper before addressing the match.
Jota left Wolves for Liverpool last summer and he scored the only goal of the game on his return to Molineux.
“Against these kind of teams you have to take advantage when they are unbalanced and they were in that moment,” the forward added. “It was good movement and a good goal.
“We need to improve a lot in this competition and hopefully this can be the start of a great run to the end of the season.
“It was a hard game, we knew that, they made it very hard for us. We’re very happy with the victory. We have been struggling in the Premier League and we want to change that.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Andy Robertson also sent his thoughts to Patricio and his family.
The Scot said: “Football becomes irrelevant when someone is down that long and the doctors have to come on.
“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.
“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.”
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo provided an update, saying: “He’s OK, he’s conscious, he remembers what happens. The doctor tells us he’s OK.
“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.
“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.”