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Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool - Highlights and Match Report (Video)

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20th October 2018
Huddersfield vs Liverpool Highlights
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Liverpool beat Town thanks to a first-half goal from , who scored his 50th goal in English football.

The Egyptian's sole goal half way in to the first half was enough for 's side to keep pace with Pep Guardiola's first-placed .

The Reds saw out the fixture despite the home side proving to be a tricky side and David Wagner's side had their fair share of chances.

, who was making his first start since January, lined up on the left of Liverpool’s attack alongside and , whilst was deployed in midfield.

The Reds looked sharp early on with Sturridge impressing in 's usual false nine role. However, chances didn't come too easily for the visitors.

Salah and Sturridge then soon swapped positions, with the Egyptian looking to threaten The Terrier's centre-back pairing with runs in behind.

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It paid dividends moments later when ’s slotted a pass in to Shaqiri, who turned intelligently and delivered a reverse pass into Salah, who made no mistake in his classy finish.

The number 11 clipped the ball low across goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, hitting the far post and going in to put the Reds ahead.

Whilst the Reds were dominant in the early stages, managed to play themselves in to the game as the first-half wore on, and the Reds were lucky to hold on at times.

Klopp's side were given a let off when Jonathan Hogg took aim from 20 yards with a sweetly struck half-volley that crashed against 's right-hand post to fly clear.

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Philip Billing then curled a free-kick wide of Becker’s goal, and moments later there were appeals for a handball and penalty, only for Michael Oliver to waive them down.

Alex Pritchard then put Norwich ahead as the ball fell to him from close-range, however the strike was disallowed for offside by the fourth official.

Georginio Wijnaldum replaced at half-time, with the captain complaining of a tight hamstring ahead of midweek's Champions League fixture against .

had the first real attempt in the second half when Laurent Depoitre's header was comfortably taken by who dove to his left.

replaced a cramping Lallana to make his first Premier League appearance 20 minutes from time, whilst Shaqiri moved further forward. was later introduced for and slotted into the Reds' midfield.

were presented with the last chance of the game when the ball fell to substitute Steve Mounie after and failed to deal with it.

However, the Beninese skewed his shot over the crossbar from close-range as the Reds held on to three points.

Next up for Liverpool is in the Champions League group stage at Anfield, whilst they face Cardiff at home in the Premier League at the weekend.

Town: Lossl; Zanka, Schindler, Lowe; Hadergjonaj (Mbenza 69′), Mooy, Hogg (Diakhaby 90′), Billing (Mounie 69′), Durm; Pritchard; Depoitre.

Liverpool: ; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (Wijnaldum 45′), Milner (Firmino 76′); Salah, Shaqiri, Lallana ( 69′); Sturridge.

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