Liverpool breeze past Huddersfield to keep the pressure on Manchester City

Liverpool FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a convincing 5-0 win over Huddersfield at Anfield.

Goals from Naby Keita and braces each from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah secured the win that puts the pressure back on Manchester City.

The Reds will now wait to see if Burnley can take points from City on Sunday as the title race approaches its conclusion.

There will have been some fans inside Anfield who missed the opening goal - it came after just 15 seconds.

Huddersfield tried to play out from the back but Jon Gorenc Stankovic gave the ball away to Salah outside the area.

The Egyptian found Naby Keita, who steered home for his third goal in five games.

Keita now holds the record for the quickest Premier League goal in Liverpool’s history.

Victory already felt assured and it wasn’t long before it was 2-0.

Sadio Mane headed home Andy Robertson’s inch-perfect cross in the 23rd minute for his 19th goal of the campaign.


Salah then got in on the act to become the leading scorer in the top flight this season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold found Salah with a wonderful pass and his finish - a dink over Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl - was as equally impressive.

He's in a great position to retain the Premier League Golden Boot.

Salah's goals also mean that he has scored 69 goals for Liverpool, tying the club record for most goals in first 100 appearances.

Liverpool FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Mane briefly tied Salah on 20 league goals in the second half with another header, but Salah scored his 21st with 10 minutes remaining to move one clear again.

Overally, a spectacular evening for Klopp and his side.

Huddersfield, whose relegation to the Championship has already been confirmed, were really no match for Liverpool.

Klopp will be delighted that his side was able to respond to Man City’s win over Man United in style.

The Reds now have 91 points, two more than City.

The pressure will be on Pep Guardiola’s team when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.

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