Liverpool take all three points at the John Smith’s Stadium with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Goals from Emre Can and Roberto Firmino in the first half mean the Reds went into the break with a two-goal lead. In the second half, Mohamed Salah added the third from the penalty spot ending their two-game losing streak.
The win takes Liverpool to joint third-place with Chelsea in the Premier League table, however, the Blues have a game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp’s men started the game well moving the ball quickly and retaining possession for long spells. Firmino’s speculative strike from outside the box was saved by Jonas Lossl as Huddersfield made it difficult for the Reds to create any clear-cut chances, as the hosts had all eleven men behind the ball.
Gradually, the home side grew into the game and around the 20-minute mark Loris Karius had to make a save from Laurent Depoitre from 14yards out. Liverpool kept pressing and in the 26th minute Emre Cans strike from 25-yards out took a deflection and found the bottom right-hand corner.
The home side came close to an equaliser after they were awarded a free kick which was taken by Chris Lowe but was curled just wide of the post. In the (45+1) Sadio Mane def touch released Firmino who squeezed the ball home past Jonas Lossl from an acute angle.
The second half followed a similar pattern as the first, with the Reds dominating possession. Emre Can cross fund Mane but his header was saved by Lossl from 12 yards out. James Milner also saw a driven effort tipped over the crossbar by the Huddersfield keeper.
Mane should have done better with a header from 12 yards out but Lossl made a comfortable save, while James Milner saw a driven effort tipped over the crossbar by the goalkeeper.
Mane found himself free in the box again but his header was wide of the post. As the Reds pressed for the 3rd goal Philip Billing fouled Can in the penalty area and referee Andre Marriner awarded a penalty, up stepped Mohamed Salah making it 3-0 from the spot with his 19th Premier League goal of the season.
Liverpool played a good game and kept a clean sheet. Next game will be a more testing encounter as the Reds entertaining Tottenham at Anfield.