Huddersfield Zero-Three Liverpool: Roberto Firmino shines as Reds get again to successful methods


Liverpool bounced again to successful methods within the Premier League and maintained their Champions League problem with a Three-Zero win at Huddersfield.

Emre Can and Roberto Firmino struck first-half objectives to place Jurgen Klopp’s facet in management and Mohamed Salah transformed a late penalty to seal their sixth win in eight video games in all competitions.

Huddersfield once more battled gamely in entrance of one other raucous full home on the John Smith’s Stadium however as soon as Can had spectacularly fired Liverpool into the lead, the house facet provided little menace.

Liverpool, who adopted up their first league defeat since October at Swansea with one other on Saturday towards West Brom within the FA Cup, moved degree on factors with third-placed-Chelsea and 5 forward of Tottenham.

David Wagner’s facet slipped to a fourth straight Premier League defeat and their winless top-flight run was prolonged to seven matches.

Firmino’s early tame shot was simply gathered by Jonas Lossl and it was Huddersfield who carved out the subsequent probability after 15 minutes of affected person probing and keep-ball from each side.

Chris Lowe raced onto Steve Mounie’s flick-on and his low cross was met first time by Laurent Depoitre, who fired straight at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Liverpool, who haven’t misplaced back-to-back Premier League video games since September 2015, started to use concerted strain halfway by means of the primary half and Can’s low effort was pushed away for a nook by Lossl.

Huddersfield have been resolute and effectively organised and though Liverpool have been in management it took one thing particular to interrupt the impasse within the 26th minute.

Andrew Robertson’s cross was headed clear by Christopher Schindler and Can crashed dwelling an unstoppable shot from 25 yards by way of a slight deflection off Philip Billing’s foot.

Left-back Lowe curled a free-kick narrowly huge because the Terriers mounted a spirited response however have been undone once more earlier than the break.

Firmino stole in behind Huddersfield’s again three into the penalty space and virtually from the byline squeezed a deft shot between Lossl and the close to put up when it appeared the Brazilian would lower the ball again.

It was Firmino’s 19th objective of the season in all competitions – he additionally scored in Liverpool’s Three-Zero dwelling win towards City.

Liverpool, who made six modifications from facet crushed Three-2 at Anfield by West Brom within the FA Cup on Saturday, twice threatened to increase their lead early within the second half.

Sadio Mane’s header was effectively saved by Lossl , who tipped James Milner’s rising drive over the crossbar for a nook quickly after.

Mane caught City’s defence flat-footed once more with 25 minutes left, however his diving header from Can’s diagonal cross flew huge.

City have been denied a route again into the match when referee Kevin Friend waved away their appeals for a penalty when substitute Collin Quaner went down below Robertson’s problem with 18 minutes left.

However when Can tumbled below Billing’s problem within the reverse penalty space 5 minutes later, Buddy was satisfied the Liverpool midfielder had been unlawfully challenged and Salah duly transformed from the spot.

Huddersfield threatened by means of substitute Rajiv van La Parra within the closing levels, however their winless run towards Liverpool, stretching again to 1959, was by no means at risk of being halted.