Liverpool 3 Huddersfield 0 Match Report

By Josh Wee

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In a clash which pitted Jurgen Klopp against old friend David Wagner for the first time, it was the latter who set up his Huddersfield side to sit back and let Liverpool attack, but the hosts struggled to find an early breakthrough as Lossl saved easily from Salah and James Milner.

Klopp came out on top against good friend Wagner as Liverpool recorded just their second Premier League win in seven games with a comfortable 3-0 home triumph over Huddersfield Town.

Still suffering a hangover from their 4-1 loss to Tottenham last Sunday, a lethargic home side struggled to break down resolute opponents during an opening half that saw Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl keep out a Mohamed Salah penalty.

Able to enjoy the closing stages, Klopp celebrated the much-needed victory by planting a kiss on the cheek of opposite number Wagner after the final whistle, showing that while the battle between the two Germans was one-sided, the bond between the two former Mainz colleagues remains strong.

Daniel Sturridge's 100th club career goal helped Liverpool return to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Huddersfield.

Mohamed Salah saw his first-half penalty saved by Jonas Lossl as a defensive Huddersfield side frustrated the hosts, who were without Philippe Coutinho at Anfield.

However, Sturridge capitalised on a Tommy Smith error to steer Liverpool towards their first league victory since September.

Liverpool turned on the style as the Huddersfield defence opened up, and Roberto Firmino's header and a superb Georginio Wijnaldum strike ultimately put the game beyond the visitors.

Tommy Smith's tug on the shirt of Firmino then handed Salah the opportunity to score from the spot, but Lossl guessed correctly to keep out the Egypt international's penalty.

The rebound did fall kindly for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, but he saw his volley skim the post as a relieved Huddersfield side went into the break all-square.

However, it took Liverpool just five minutes to break the deadlock in the second half, with Sturridge latching onto a poor header from Smith before looping the ball beyond Lossl to score his second goal of the season.

The hosts went two clear just before the hour-mark when Firmino raced to the near post to head in from Milner's cross.

Wijnaldum rounded off the victory with 15 minutes to go, taking a couple of touches inside the area before rifling his effort into the top corner.

The game proved to be a much-needed quiet afternoon for Liverpool's defence, with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet not tested once.


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