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    Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield Town Match Report


    Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday after finally overcoming the stubborn challenge posed by top-flight newcomers Huddersfield Town.

    In a first-ever meeting between Jurgen Klopp and his protégé from his Borussia Dortmund days David Wagner, the elder statesman came out on top courtesy of his side's three unanswered second-half goals.

    The Reds went into the encounter having won only one of their previous six league games and that sequence looked like continuing after a one-sided opening 45 minutes in which the hosts failed to find a breakthrough.

    Daniel Sturridge, making a rare start in the absence of Philippe Coutinho, could have settled the nerves in the opening 15 minutes when his goal-bound effort from a tight angle was blocked by Tommy Smith.

    Mohamed Salah also came close to producing a rare moment of quality in a disappointing first-half when his clever give-and-go with Roberto Firmino resulted in a chance for the Moroccan but his effort from 15 yards was comfortably saved by Jonas Lossl.

    Huddersfield's resistance finally appeared to be broken when eagle-eyed referee Kevin Friend spotted Terriers' defender Smith grab hold of Roberto Firmino's shirt inside the penalty area following a James Milner free-kick.

    Salah stepped up to take the resulting penalty but his effort, which was heading for the centre of the goal, was saved by Lossl and Jordan Henderson could only hit the outside of the post when trying to convert the rebound.

    Having been booed off at half-time, the home side began the second-half with a much greater intensity and they only needed five minutes to produce the kind of clinical finishing that had been absent from many of their recent performances.

    Tommy Smith diverted Alberto Moreno's cross into the path of Daniel Sturridge, with the England striker afforded the chance to delicately chip the ball over the head of the onrushing Lossl to give his side the vital breakthrough.

    Sturridge could have doubled Liverpool's lead seven minutes later when he was nearly picked-out by Roberto Firmino's left-wing cross but the retreating Mathias Jorgensen made a miraculous interception to deny the striker a close-range tap-in.

    The Reds didn't have to wait long to score the all-important second goal, however, with Roberto Firmino finding space inside the six-yard box to head home James Milner's cross from the resulting corner.

    Mohamed Salah also came close to making amends for his first-half penalty failure when his quick turn and strike from 15 yards was saved by the impressive Lossl, who tipped the effort round the post at full-stretch.

    Liverpool duly sealed the win in spectacular style with 15 minutes remaining when Georginio Wijnaldum, with a sea of defenders in front of him, found space to rifle the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

    In the end, it proved a thoroughly-deserved three points from a patient Liverpool team who dominated proceedings from start to finish and wore down their resilient opponents to record a vital three points.

    Klopp's side move up three places to sixth in the table ahead of Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Slovenian side Maribor and Saturday's encounter against West Ham United at the London Stadium.

    Huddersfield rarely looked like causing another high-profile scalp following a famous 2-1 win over Manchester United seven days earlier but they defended stoutly until Sturridge's strike ultimately opened the floodgates.

    The Terriers, who drop two places to 13th, also return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they face West Bromwich Albion at the John Smith's Stadium.
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