Liverpool v Huddersfield – Anfield at 20:00 GMT+1
Liverpool will be hosting bottom club Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Friday night as the Reds continue their quest for Premier League glory. The hosts put on a solid performance against Cardiff City over the weekend when they claimed the 2-0 victory, and now they will face a side that looks much easier to overcome. Furthermore, Liverpool will enter this match as the strong favourites to win.
Jurgen Klopp and his men aren’t giving up their goal of lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time ever, enduring the race and persistently putting the pressure on reigning champions and rivals Manchester City. The Reds have definitely been relentless in recent weeks, securing multiple victories and even entering the semi-finals of the Champions League against La Liga side Barcelona.
Furthermore, the Reds were only defeated just once so far this season and they will enter this one having won their previous 9 matches. However, each game they have should be seen as a challenge, no matter who their opponents are, if they want to win the Premier League title.
Huddersfield, on the other hand, were once again defeat last weekend when they welcomed Watford. They remain in the bottom of the league ladders with just 14 points to their name. Things get even more awful when you count their form on the road. While the Reds lost just once this season, Jan Siewert and his men won just once in their away matches all season.
– Dejan Lovren will be available once again after his recent illness.
PROBABLE FORMATION & STARTING XI
Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Jonas Lossl, Tommy Smith, Christopher Schindler, Jon Gorenc Stankovic, Terence Kongolo, Erik Durm, Elias Kachunga, Jonathan Hogg, Juninho Bacuna, Chris Lowe, Karlan Grant
Mo Salah was able to score in two matches in a row against Huddersfield this season making him a key player on Friday. Apart from this, he’s running on a record of 19 goals so far this season, tied with several other players in what is a very intense and thrilling Golden Boot race.
Karlan Ahearne-Grant leads the Terriers with four goals so far this season after scoring a consolation goal in the 93rd minute during a match against Watford on Saturday. He will definitely try and repeat the same performance in order to help Huddersfield stand a chance against Liverpool.
Liverpool v Huddersfield: 3-0
Liverpool have definitely been close to being unstoppable this season, while Huddersfield has been the exact opposite. A win for The Terriers at Anfield would certainly be the biggest shock of the season, but it doesn’t look likely since they will be facing a side who holds the best defensive record at home in the Premier League.
Furthermore, Liverpool definitely won’t let this happen since they have their sights set on glory. Moreover, they won’t be able to stand the humiliation of letting a struggling side dominate in their turf so a victory should be on the cards for Friday night’s hosts. It is definitely interesting to see how Friday’s match plays out.
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