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Liverpool overpower Huddersfield with stirring second-half display

Liverpool v Huddersfield

Liverpool turned on the style at Anfield with three second-half goals as Huddersfield were unable to follow up last week's victory over Manchester United.

A frustrating goalless first half for Jurgen Klopp's Reds was capped when Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl denied Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot.

Yet the hosts were much improved after the break, Daniel Sturridge pouncing on a mistake by Tommy Smith to score in front of the Kop.

Roberto Firmino's header doubled the lead before Georginio Wijnaldum smashed home the third to lift the Reds three places up the table to sixth spot.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner won the first-half tactical battle with his close friend Klopp, but the Terriers were distinctly second best after the break.

Reaction from Anfield and the rest of Saturday's Premier League games

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Line-ups

Liverpool

  • 22Mignolet
  • 12Gomez
  • 32Matip
  • 17Klavan
  • 18Moreno
  • 7Milner
  • 14Henderson
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 11SalahSubstituted forSolankeat 81'minutes
  • 15SturridgeSubstituted forCanat 74'minutes
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Karius
  • 16Grujic
  • 21Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 23Can
  • 26Robertson
  • 29Solanke
  • 58Woodburn

Huddersfield

  • 1Lössl
  • 2SmithBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHadergjonajat 69'minutes
  • 25Jorgensen
  • 26Schindler
  • 15Löwe
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forKachungaat 34'minutes
  • 19WilliamsSubstituted forMounieat 69'minutes
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Mooy
  • 22Ince
  • 20Depoitre

Substitutes

  • 3Malone
  • 9Kachunga
  • 14Cranie
  • 23Quaner
  • 24Mounie
  • 28Green
  • 33Hadergjonaj
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
53,268

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpoolAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home16
Away1
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool 3, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool 3, Huddersfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zanka (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Joel Matip (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Milner with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

James Milner (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Dominic Solanke replaces Mohamed Salah.

Emre Can (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zanka (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 3, Huddersfield Town 0. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Emre Can replaces Daniel Sturridge.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Mooy from a direct free kick.

Foul by Alberto Moreno (Liverpool).

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Aaron Mooy tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Danny Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Hadergjonaj replaces Tommy Smith.

Attempt missed. Joel Matip (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Milner with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Roberto Firmino.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Aaron Mooy.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Aaron Mooy.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jonas Lössl.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Foul by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 2, Huddersfield Town 0. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Milner with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Zanka.

Attempt blocked. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Zanka.

Attempt missed. James Milner (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alberto Moreno.

Ragnar Klavan (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

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