SAINTS have been warned that Wolves will provide just as tough a test in their Premier League survival battle as title challengers Liverpool.

They put daylight between themselves and the bottom three after successive wins over Tottenham and Brighton before being beaten 3-1 at home by the Reds.

Wolves will be out to put the disappointment of their FA Cup semi-final extra-time defeat against Watford behind them by continuing their push for a top-seven finish.

It has been a remarkable campaign for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who have continued upward momentum following promotion from the Championship.

Ralph Hasenhuttl knows it will take another impressive display from his team to continue the fight to keep clear of the drop zone.

“It’s a very strong opponent, one of the best organised teams in the league. They have made a fantastic job this year, beating a lot of big teams also,” he said.

“They play in a similar shape to what we do and it will be a very interesting game, tactically for us, so not an easy game.

“They showed that they have a clear plan, also good players, they can fill the plan with life.

“The whole way they want to play is a very successful one at the moment. It is not a coincidence that they are so high in the table.”

Hasenhuttl added: “We know that is not easier than maybe the last games were for us. It was very tough against Liverpool, it was against Tottenham very tough at home, but for me, Wolves is not easier.”