Jul. 11, 2019
Another game, another below average performance from Liverpool who only really threatened Huddersfield's goal a handful of times. Mo Salah the main threat, yet again for the Reds who struggled to control the game in the Huddersfield half, which has been a large aspect of their game since Jurgen Klopp's arrival in 2015. The one positive, as it has been since the start of the season, is this defence, which seems impenetrable no matter who is partnering Virgil van Dijk. On Saturday it was Dejan Lovren who gave the ball away cheaply a couple of times in only his second Premier League start of the season. Joe Gomez was moved to Right Back again to accommodate this change, seeing Trent Alexander-Arnold dropped out of the starting eleven for the second game in a row.
Liverpool held on to a 25th minute goal from Salah( a delightful toe poke finish with his right foot from the angle) with some dogged defending. The win sees Liverpool go two points clear of Chelsea(who drew with Man United) and sees the Reds go level on points with Manchester City who are on top of the table by virtue of goal difference.