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Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Live Commentary, 26/04/2019

5 - 0
N. Keïta (1)
S. Mané (23)
Mohamed Salah (45+1)
S. Mané (66)
Mohamed Salah (83)


That concludes our live text commentary of another convincing home victory for Liverpool. We hope to have your company again soon. Until then, it's goodbye for now!
The first of Liverpool's crucial final two fixtures is away to Newcastle United next Saturday, but before then comes the massive Champions League semi-final trip to Barcelona in midweek. Whether they visit Camp Nou as Premier League leaders depends on City's result away to Burnley on Sunday. Life does not get a whole lot easier for Huddersfield: the strugglers welcome Manchester United to Yorkshire next weekend.
Your move, Manchester City. That's the message from Liverpool with this efficient, unfussy 5-0 win over a totally outclassed Huddersfield, who have now lost eight in a row. Salah and Mane both grabbed braces to cement the Reds' duopoly atop the Premier League's Golden Boot standings and, more importantly, fire their team back to the top of the table. Keita notched the first in a match the home side led from the 15th second.
90' + 3' It appears as though two goals apiece for Salah and Mane will have to suffice as the final seconds tick away.
90' + 1' The fourth officials has indicated there will be a minimum of three minutes of time added on.
J. Gomez
T. Alexander-Arnold
88' Both coaches use up their remaining substitutions as Gomez affords Alexander-Arnold a rest.
E. Kachunga
I. Mbenza
Huddersfield Town
87' The ineffective Mbenza heads for the Huddersfield bench. Kachunga is his replacement.
86' Less than five minutes of normal time left for Huddersfield to endure. They've already shipped five goals for the second time since the start of February.
A. Robertson
83' Robertson, a menace Huddersfield have failed to subdue, was sent racing in behind by Shaqiri's defence-splitting pass and held his composure to notch a second assist.
Mohamed Salah
83' GOALL!! It's 5-0 and it's two for Salah. No missing this one, the forward gifted the simplest of finishes from Robertson's measured pass in from the left side.
A. Pritchard
J. Gorenc Stankovič
Huddersfield Town
81' Stankovic's tough outing comes to a close as Pritchard steps into midfield for the Terriers.
80' Lovren is next to try his luck, the centre-back lacing one wide of the target after Salah's free-kick dropped invitingly inside the area.
78' So nearly a hat-trick of headers for Mane! He seemed destined to score from Shaqiri's right-footed cross, but the post came to Huddersfield's rescue.
76' Well, it doesn't look like Oxlade-Chamberlain is lacking any sharpness! The midfielder makes space in the box with a silky couple of touches and is denied only by Lossl at close range.
76' The double change leaves Klopp with one substitution still up his sleeve. Mane will hope his number isn't called - he's on a hat-trick!
X. Shaqiri
G. Wijnaldum
73' Shaqiri also gets a chance to impress off the bench, with Wijnaldum making way just over 15 minutes from full-time.
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
D. Sturridge
73' He's back! Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to the Premier League for the first time in 367 days, replacing striker Sturridge.
71' Still no changes from Klopp as yet despite his side's four-goal cushion.
69' This is just the second time two Liverpool players have reached 20 goals in the same Premier League season. Suarez (31) and Sturridge (21) set the standard back in 2013-14.
J. Henderson
66' Huddersfield appeared to be in little danger until Henderson looped an inviting delivery onto Mane's head. The Reds skipper is certainly enjoying the chance to contribute more consistently in a creative sense.
S. Mané
66' GOALLL!! Mane joins Salah on 20 top-flight goals for the season and Liverpool lead 4-0! It's a second header for the 27-year-old as he nods Henderson's ball into the box back across Lossl.
C. Löwe
S. Mounié
Huddersfield Town
65' Siewert makes his first move with 25 minutes of normal time remaining. Lowe replaces Mounie and Grant shifts into a more central position.
63' Side-netting! It's exciting from Salah as he knocks the ball past Kongolo and lashes a thumping effort marginally past the near upright.
60' Keita bursts forward with intent and unleashes a shot that fades wide of the far post.
58' Salah, the reigning Golden Boot winner, earlier notched his 20th Premier League goal of 2018-19. He is the third player to reach that figure in successive seasons for Liverpool in the competition, after Robbie Fowler (1994-95 and 1995-96) and Luis Suarez (2012-13 and 2013-14).
55' Bacuna, who has shown some enterprising flashes, tests Alisson with a sweet long-range strike.
54' Sturridge produces a fine side-footed finish from Alexander-Arnold's low right-sided cross, but the referee's flag is raised against the striker.
52' Two opportunities go begging for Huddersfield! Grant goes agonisingly close to tapping in after Bacuna's dribble ended with the ball breaking across the face of goal, before Mounie dallied over what looked set to be a one-on-one.
51' Van Dijk, having had Mounie accidentally stand on his foot, has offered a reassuring thumbs up to the Liverpool bench, indicating he will be okay to continue.
49' Wijnaldum lifts a cute pass over the top, but an unmarked Mane this time scoops his finish over the crossbar.
48' The wind is fairly unrelenting and continues to offer challenges for players attempting passes over long distances.
46' We're back underway at Anfield, where Liverpool lead Huddersfield 3-0.
With three points effectively sewn up, Klopp might look to give some minutes to Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain as the England duo aim to regain full fitness. The German will of course hope to further reduce City's goal-difference advantage, which is back to five.
All expectations were for a comfortable Liverpool win and that's exactly the way this match is unfolding. Keita set Huddersfield on the back foot by netting the opener just 15 seconds into the contest and Klopp's men have enjoyed serene progress since then. Further goals from Mane and Salah have them on course for a heavy victory.
T. Alexander-Arnold
45' + 1' Robertson assisted Liverpool's second and his fellow full-back supplies the third. The England international exposed a static Kongolo with a beautifully weighted ball in behind the defence.
Mohamed Salah
45' + 1' GOALL!! Salah marks his milestone appearance with his 20th Premier League goal of the campaign! Alexander-Arnold spotted the attacker's darting run into the box and Salah lifted a deft finish over the onrushing Lossl. It's 3-0 on the stroke of half-time.
43' Henderson skies a good opportunity! Robertson timed his overlapping run to perfection and pulled a pass back towards Salah. His first-time finish was blocked and the Reds captain drove the loose ball over the bar.
42' More diligent defending from right-back Smith to halt Mane's progress in the box. Robertson then releases the pressure by over-hitting a cross that goes out of play.
41' Not a great deal for either set of fans to get excited about just at the moment with both teams seemingly content for this two-goal margin to remain unchanged at the interval.
39' Smith makes a crucial interception in his own box to prevent Mane from getting a shot away.
37' Salah slaloms into the box before Huddersfield defenders come across in cover to crowd out the Egyptian.
35' Mane's header midway through this first half improved the forward's recent Anfield record to 10 goals in his past nine league appearances.
33' Siewert's side seem to have lost all interest in pressing as we tick towards the final 10 minutes of the first half. Liverpool are in complete command, even if their attack is not entirely fluent.
31' Huddersfield's midfield is becoming suffocated as the visitors look increasingly for hopeful balls out of defence.
29' Sturridge drops into space, receives a pass from Salah and fires well over Lossl's crossbar.
26' By how much can the home side reduce the six-goal advantage City currently hold in terms of goal difference? That appears to be the most pertinent question now for Liverpool, with three points effectively sealed inside 25 minutes.
A. Robertson
23' It was a pinpoint curling cross from left-back Robertson who, like Mane, was this week voted into the PFA Team of the Year.
S. Mané
23' GOALL!! Mane makes it 2-0 and it's all too easy for Liverpool. Van Dijk drives forward before moving the ball left to Robertson, whose superb cross is nodded in by the diminutive Senegal winger.
21' A good spell of possession now for Liverpool, heeding Van Dijk's earlier appeal for calm on the ball.
19' Keita's early effort means Huddersfield have become the first side to both score and concede a first-minute goal in the same Premier League season since Bournemouth in 2016-17.
17' Lossl completely slices a clearance and, with some assistance from the wind, the ball runs out for a corner. Van Dijk glances a difficult header over the bar from Alexander-Arnold's delivery.
15' Liverpool break forward through Henderson and Salah before the latter pokes past the near post.
13' The referee brings the whistle to his mouth now after Mounie bundled Lovren to the ground in his desperation to reach a swirling Smith cross.
12' Keita almost creates another turnover in midfield, but Henderson sprays the subsequent pass out of play.
10' If their hopes of a result weren't remote enough already, this is a truly daunting task now for the Terriers. They've at least shown some encouraging passages on the ball since falling behind.
7' As well as giving his team the lead, Keita has etched himself into the record books. The midfielder's goal - timed at 15 seconds - is the quickest scored by a Liverpool player in Premier League history!
4' In his 100th appearance for the club in all competitions, star man Salah registers his 24th assist.
Mohamed Salah
1' It was clever by Salah to thread Keita in on goal with a quick pass, the ball having spilled to him following his team-mate's alert work to cause the turnover.
N. Keïta
1' GOALLL!!! LIVERPOOL LEAD INSIDE A MINUTE! An incredible start for the home side as Keita nicks the ball away from Stankovic and takes Salah's pass in his stride before beating Lossl low to the goalkeeper's right. It's 1-0!
1' We're underway between Liverpool and Huddersfield at Anfield!
The players are out on the pitch and it's almost time for kick-off on Merseyside!
Huddersfield, meanwhile, make two changes to the team that lost 2-1 at home to Watford last time out. Grant and Stankovic come into the XI, while Kachunga drops to the bench and Aaron Mooy misses out through injury.
No Roberto Firmino for the Reds, then, with the forward nursing a muscle issue. His absence means striker Sturridge is granted a chance to lead the line and is offset by Oxlade-Chamberlain's long-awaited return to the matchday squad. It is just over a year since the midfielder – named among the substitutes – injured his knee against Roma in last season's Champions League semi-finals.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN SUBS: Joel Coleman, Chris Lowe, Mathias Jorgensen, Matty Daly, Alex Pritchard, Adama Diakhaby, Elias Kachunga.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN XI (4-1-4-1): Jonas Lossl; Tommy Smith, Christopher Schindler, Terence Kongolo, Erik Durm; Jon Stankovic; Karlan Grant, Juninho Bacuna, Jonathan Hogg, Isaac Mbenza; Steve Mounie.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi.
LIVERPOOL XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane.
For the Terriers and Jan Siewert, this is about as tough as it comes. Stronger sides have visited Anfield and left with nothing more than dented pride, which is all the Championship-bound visitors are playing for at this stage of a difficult season. Seven successive losses is a galling run of results at any juncture.
The pressure is back on Jurgen Klopp's title hopefuls following Manchester City's derby victory in midweek, but a home date with a team already consigned to relegation makes this the perfect opportunity to respond. Liverpool will surely need maximum points from their remaining matches to be any hope of stripping the champions of their silverware and anything less than victory here will be seen as an inexcusable slip-up. How, though, will the fast-approaching Champions League trip to Barcelona affect their focus?
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