Can, Firmino, Salah on target as Liverpool beat Huddersfield
Huddersfield 0 - 3 Liverpool

Can, Firmino, Salah on target as Liverpool beat Huddersfield

30/01/2018

Liverpool bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League and maintained their Champions League challenge with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield.

Emre Can and Roberto Firmino struck first-half goals to put Jurgen Klopp's side in control and Mohamed Salah converted a late penalty to seal their sixth win in eight games in all competitions.

Huddersfield again battled gamely in front of another raucous full house at the John Smith's Stadium but once Can had spectacularly fired Liverpool into the lead, the home side offered little threat.

Liverpool, who followed up their first league defeat since October at Swansea with another on Saturday against West Brom in the FA Cup, moved level on points with third-placed-Chelsea and five ahead of Tottenham.

David Wagner's side slipped to a fourth straight Premier League defeat and their winless top-flight run was extended to seven matches.

Firmino's early tame shot was easily gathered by Jonas Lossl and it was Huddersfield who carved out the next chance after 15 minutes of patient probing and keep-ball from both sides.

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 have not lost back-to-back Premier League games since September 2015, began to apply concerted pressure midway through the first half and Can's low effort was pushed away for a corner by Lossl.

Huddersfield were resolute and well organised and although Liverpool were in control it took something special to break the deadlock in the 26th minute.

Andrew Robertson's cross was headed clear by Christopher Schindler and Can crashed home an unstoppable shot from 25 yards via a slight deflection off Philip Billing's foot.

Left-back Lowe curled a free kick narrowly wide as the Terriers mounted a spirited response but were undone again before the break.

Firmino stole in behind Huddersfield's back three into the penalty area and almost from the byline squeezed a deft shot between Lossl and the near post when it appeared the Brazilian would cut the ball back.

It was Firmino's 19th goal of the season in all competitions - he also scored in Liverpool's 3-0 home win against Town.

Liverpool, who made six changes from side beaten 3-2 at Anfield by West Brom in the FA Cup on Saturday, twice threatened to extend their lead early in the second half.

Sadio Mane's header was well saved by Lossl , who tipped James Milner's rising drive over the crossbar for a corner soon after.

Mane caught Town's defence flat-footed again with 25 minutes left, but his diving header from Can's diagonal cross flew wide.

Town were denied a route back into the match when referee Kevin Friend waved away their appeals for a penalty when substitute Collin Quaner went down under Robertson's challenge with 18 minutes left.

But when Can tumbled under Billing's challenge in the opposite penalty area five minutes later, Friend was convinced the Liverpool midfielder had been unlawfully challenged and Salah duly converted from the spot.

Huddersfield threatened through substitute Rajiv van La Parra in the closing stages, but their winless run against Liverpool, stretching back to 1959, was never in danger of being halted.

Related news

Manchester City crash out of FA Cup against Wigan

Manchester City crash out of FA Cup against Wigan

Manchester City's quadruple trophy bid was sensationally derailed by a shocking 1-0 defeat at third-division Wigan in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.

Rochdale score in added time to draw with Spurs, force FA Cup replay

Rochdale score in added time to draw with Spurs, force FA Cup replay

Substitute Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley Stadium with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur at Spotland.

Man United see off Huddersfield thanks to Romelu Lukaku brace

Man United see off Huddersfield thanks to Romelu Lukaku brace

Manchester United overcame the video assistant referee's controversial intervention and reached the FA Cup quarterfinals thanks to Romelu Lukaku's brace at Huddersfield.

Willian helps Chelsea glide past Hull into FA Cup quarters

Willian helps Chelsea glide past Hull into FA Cup quarters

Willian dispatched two inch-perfect finishes as Chelsea cruised past Hull 4-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Vardy goal gets Leicester past Sheffield United, into FA Cup quarters

Vardy goal gets Leicester past Sheffield United, into FA Cup quarters

Sheffield Wednesday fan Jamie Vardy put the Blades to the sword as Leicester knocked Sheffield United out of the FA Cup.

Hazard brace gives Chelsea win over West Brom

Hazard brace gives Chelsea win over West Brom

Chelsea eased the growing pressure on Antonio Conte and returned to the Premier League's top four with a convincing 3-0 win over West Brom.

Liverpool cruise to win at Southampton to return to third place

Liverpool cruise to win at Southampton to return to third place

Liverpool moved back above Tottenham and into third place in the Premier League table as two first-half goals gave them a routine 2-0 victory at struggling Southampton.

Newcastle boost survival hopes with victory over Manchester United

Newcastle boost survival hopes with victory over Manchester United

Matt Ritchie scored a second-half winner for Newcastle as they lifted themselves out of the relegation places with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at St James' Park.

Sergio Aguero scores four as Man City cruise to win over Leicester

Sergio Aguero scores four as Man City cruise to win over Leicester

Sergio Aguero scored four times as Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to 16 points with a 5-1 demolition of Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.

RELATED NEWS

Manchester City crash out of FA Cup against Wigan
Wigan 1 - 0 Manchester City

Manchester City crash out of FA Cup against Wigan

Manchester City's quadruple trophy bid was sensationally derailed by a shocking 1-0 defeat at third-division Wigan in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.

Rochdale score in added time to draw with Spurs, force FA Cup replay
Rochdale 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Rochdale score in added time to draw with Spurs, force FA Cup replay

Substitute Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley Stadium with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur at Spotland.

Man United see off Huddersfield thanks to Romelu Lukaku brace
Huddersfield 0 - 2 Man United

Man United see off Huddersfield thanks to Romelu Lukaku brace

Manchester United overcame the video assistant referee's controversial intervention and reached the FA Cup quarterfinals thanks to Romelu Lukaku's brace at Huddersfield.

Willian helps Chelsea glide past Hull into FA Cup quarters
Chelsea 4 - 0 Hull

Willian helps Chelsea glide past Hull into FA Cup quarters

Willian dispatched two inch-perfect finishes as Chelsea cruised past Hull 4-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Vardy goal gets Leicester past Sheffield United, into FA Cup quarters
Leicester 1 - 0 Sheffield United

Vardy goal gets Leicester past Sheffield United, into FA Cup quarters

Sheffield Wednesday fan Jamie Vardy put the Blades to the sword as Leicester knocked Sheffield United out of the FA Cup.

Hazard brace gives Chelsea win over West Brom
Chelsea 3 - 0 West Brom

Hazard brace gives Chelsea win over West Brom

Chelsea eased the growing pressure on Antonio Conte and returned to the Premier League's top four with a convincing 3-0 win over West Brom.

Liverpool cruise to win at Southampton to return to third place
Southampton 0 - 2 Liverpool

Liverpool cruise to win at Southampton to return to third place

Liverpool moved back above Tottenham and into third place in the Premier League table as two first-half goals gave them a routine 2-0 victory at struggling Southampton.

Newcastle boost survival hopes with victory over Manchester United
Newcastle 1 - 0 Manchester United

Newcastle boost survival hopes with victory over Manchester United

Matt Ritchie scored a second-half winner for Newcastle as they lifted themselves out of the relegation places with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at St James' Park.

Sergio Aguero scores four as Man City cruise to win over Leicester
Man City 5 - 1 Leicester

Sergio Aguero scores four as Man City cruise to win over Leicester

Sergio Aguero scored four times as Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to 16 points with a 5-1 demolition of Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.

21/02/2018
08:00 | 2018 Winter Olympics
12:30 | Elena Vesnina v Jelena Ostapenko - WTA Dubai
12:30 | Sara Errani v Angelique Kerber - WTA Dubai
13:00 | ATP 250 - Marseille
14:00 | WTA - Dubai
14:00 | Elina Svitolina v Qiang Wang - WTA Dubai
16:00 | Johanna Konta v Daria Kasatkina - WTA Dubai
17:30 | Catherine Bellis v Garbine Muguruza - WTA Dubai
18:00 | CSKA Moskva - Crvena Zvezda
18:00 | ATP 500 - Rio Open
20:45 | Leganes - Real Madrid
20:45 | Sevilla - Manchester United
20:45 | Shakhtar Donetsk - Roma
22:00 | Marin Cilic v Gael Monfils - ATP 500 - Rio Open
22/02/2018
08:00 | 2018 Winter Olympics
13:00 | ATP 250 - Marseille
14:00 | WTA - Dubai
17:00 | Lokomotiv Moskva - Nice
18:00 | ATP 500 - Rio Open
19:00 | Sporting - Astana
19:00 | Atletico Madrid - Copenhagen
19:00 | Dynamo Kyiv - AEK Athens
19:00 | Zenit - Celtic
19:00 | RB Leipzig - Napoli
19:00 | Villarreal - Olympique Lyon
19:00 | Viktoria Plzen - Partizan
19:00 | Lazio - FCSB
21:05 | Atalanta - Borussia Dortmund
21:05 | Athletic Bilbao - Spartak Moskva
21:05 | Salzburg - Real Sociedad
21:05 | Milan - Ludogorets
21:05 | Arsenal - Ostersunds FK
21:05 | Sporting Braga - Olympique Marseille
23/02/2018
08:00 | 2018 Winter Olympics
13:00 | ATP 250 - Marseille
14:00 | WTA - Dubai
18:00 | ATP 500 - Rio Open
24/02/2018
08:00 | 2018 Winter Olympics
13:00 | ATP 250 - Marseille
13:30 | Leicester City - Stoke City
14:00 | WTA - Dubai
15:30 | Bayern Munich - Hertha BSC
16:00 | Liverpool - West Ham United
16:15 | Real Madrid - Alaves
17:00 | Toulouse - Monaco
18:00 | ATP 500 - Rio Open
18:30 | Watford - Everton
20:45 | Inter Milan - Benevento
20:45 | Barcelona - Girona
DERBY OF THE WEEK
Manchester United - Chelsea
Derby of the week
15:05
25/02/2018
Derby of the week
W 2.00    
   W 3.80
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
02-15-2018 07:00 and are subject to change
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores