Full-time: Huddersfield Town 0-3 Liverpool

  • Liverpool avoid losing successive league games under Jurgen Klopp for the first time courtesy of an emphatic victory at the John Smith's Stadium
  • Emre Can gives the visitors a deserved first-half lead after his low strike deflects in off Philip Billing
  • Roberto Firmino embarrasses goalkeeper Jonas Lossl to double the advantage on the stroke of half-time
  • Mohamed Salah nets a third goal from the penalty spot after Can is bundled over in the box by Billing
  • Liverpool move level on points with third-place Chelsea - and five clear of Tottenham in fifth - before the defending champions host Bournemouth on deadline day
  • A fourth straight defeat extends Huddersfield's winless run to seven matches before a tough trip to Manchester United
  • Swansea's shock win over Arsenal means the struggling Terriers now sit just one point above the relegation zone
  • RECAP: Swansea 3-1 Arsenal, West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace
David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp
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An extremely comfortable evening's work for Liverpool, who respond well to that mini-blip and move level on points with third-place Chelsea before the defending champions face Bournemouth on deadline day. Jurgen Klopp's men host Tottenham this weekend.

A fourth straight defeat - plus a seventh consecutive league match without a win - coupled with Swansea's shock victory over Arsenal means 14th-place Huddersfield now sit just one point above the relegation zone before Saturday's trip to Manchester United.



Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool


Late handball appeals against Lovren fall on deaf ears.


Three minutes of added time for Huddersfield to endure. This match has been over as a contest for quite a while.


Van La Parra tees up Ince, whose shot is deflected over by Gomez.

Klopp's final change of the evening sees Dominic Solanke replace Firmino.


Ince's shot on the turn is deflected wide after Lovren rises to meet Billing's latest long throw-in.


Lovren intercepts Quaner's cutback intended for Depoitre and Firmino sees an attempted volley bounce off his knee in slightly embarrassing fashion.

With three points in the bag, Klopp withdraws Salah and Henderson and sends on Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldum.

This match is now a family affair, with half-brothers Wijnaldum and Van La Parra both on the field.



Wagner sends on Tom Ince and Rajiv van La Parra in place of Lowe and Mooy.


Emphatic from Salah, who sends Lossl the wrong way to wrap up a most comfortable victory for Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah
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Goal: Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah)


Can is bundled over in the box by Billing and referee Friend points to the spot.

Salah - and not Firmino or Milner - assumes penalty duties for Liverpool, who have missed six of their last 10 attempts from 12 yards...


Penalty to Liverpool


Swansea currently lead Arsenal 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium - a result which would see them escape the relegation zone and push Huddersfield within one point of the bottom three.

It's 1-1 in the closing stages between West Ham and Crystal Palace.


Action at both ends as Matip gets a key touch on Quaner's low cross and Salah fires into the side netting after Kongolo fails to clear a long pass from Joe Gomez.

Lossl in no-man's land there.


Hopeful Huddersfield penalty appeals are waved away after substitute Quaner goes down after a slight touch to the shoulder from Robertson.

Correct decision.


A long throw-in from Billing is claimed easily by Karius as a rare Huddersfield attack ends with a whimper.

The goalkeeper launches the ball upfield and Hadergjonaj gets himself in an almighty muddle before a well-timed sliding challenge from Kongolo denies Firmino a run on goal.


Mane splits the Huddersfield centre-backs before heading Can's deep cross wide of the post. That should have been 3-0.


Huddersfield make a crucial interception on the edge of their own area before giving the ball away just seconds later. Repeat ad infinitum.


Mounie is the man to make way for Quaner in what looks to be a like-for-like change up top.

A thankless task tonight for the Benin international.


Zanka makes an important interception to stop Milner from benefiting from a nice Liverpool passing move, but Huddersfield then inexplicably try to knock it around on the edge of their own box and are almost caught out as Mane drags a shot well wide.

Collin Quaner is preparing to enter the fray for the hosts. 30 minutes remain.


Huddersfield again fail to keep possession after clearing a Robertson cross.

Lossl takes no chances with a fierce drive from Milner, tipping it over the crossbar.


Hadergjonaj goes down in pain after a tap to the ankle from Mane. He looks fine to continue.