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Liverpool v Huddersfield: Countdown 270 Minutes!

Liverpool Have 270 Premier League Minutes Left And Must Pick Up Nine Points Plus a Goal Difference Of 14! But That Might Not Be Enough! Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, And Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

For Liverpool their mission is clear. They have to win their last three games and score a lot of goals. Even then that might not be enough as Manchester City are on a roll, 11 Premier League wins on the bounce, without really breaking a sweat. All City have to do is beat Burnley, Leicester, and Brighton.

The Runaway Leaders

# Team P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Manchester City 35 29 2 4 89 22 67 89
2 Liverpool 35 27 7 1 79 20 59 88

Liverpool ‘s Remaining Fixtures:

  • 26 Apr: Home To Huddersfield.
  • 04 May: Away To Newcastle.
  • 12 May: Home to Wolverhampton.

City have a one-point advantage and are eight goals better off in the goal difference margin. For Liverpool to turn the goal margin situation around they need to start against Huddersfield with six. A total of eight against Newcastle and Wolverhampton will be a big ask but they have to go for it!

Huddersfield Match Details

26-04-2019 Anfield Liverpool v Huddersfield
KO:20:00 REF: K Friend

Mo Salah Joint Premier League Leading Scorer

By his own impeccably high standards Mo Salah is not having a great season. He set the bar high and has failed to meet peoples expectations this season. Despite that, he’s scored 19 Premier League goals which puts him joint top with Sergio Agüero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Pattaya One: Mo Salah. Score the winner at Huddersfield.

Two of Salah’s goals were penalties but Liverpool have scored another four from the spot. Three by Mr. Reliable James Miner and one from Roberto Firmino. Salah, gave up the opportunity to take a penalty against Arsenal, so Firmino could complete his hat-trick. Also a more selfish striker might not have been so keen to let Milner take penalties in front of him!

Agüero has two from the spot and Aubameyang three.

Goals Against Huddersfield!

An Agüero inspired hat-trick helped Manchester City to put six past Huddersfield back in August and Liverpool need to match that target. The fab 3 + fab 1 all scored in the Champions League at F.C. Porto recently. That’s the fab front three. Salah, Firmino, and Sadio Mané who’s on 18 Premier League goals and more than capable of coming over the top of everyone to claim the Golden Boot. The fab one, Virgil van Dijk, should also be thinking about weighing in with a goal in this game.

Pattaya One: Sadio Mané. In the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and could come flying over the top of everyone.

Liverpool Team News

  • 75% Chance of Playing: Dejan Lovren Illness. Fabinho Head injury. Adam Lallana Knock.

Huddersfield Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Ben Hamer Knock. Abdelhamid Sabiri Lack of match fitness.
  • Expected Back 26 Apr: Laurent Depoitre Foot injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Adama Diakhaby Hamstring injury.

Manager Watch

Jürgen Klopp and Jan Siewert, the Premier League’s two German managers, meet for the first time in almost exact opposite ends of the table. Klopp will be looking to knock his fellow countryman for a big six!

Opta Stats

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with Huddersfield in all competitions (W10 D3), since a 0-1 loss in November 1959.
  • Huddersfield haven’t scored in any of their last eight meetings with Liverpool in all competitions (D1 L7) since a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the second division in April 1962. Chris Balderstone netted for the Terriers that day.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 14 Premier League games, winning each of the last six in a row. At home, they’re 38 league games without defeat, the second longest such run in Premier League history (Chelsea, 86).
  • Liverpool have already accumulated 88 points this season, their most in a Premier League campaign. In top-flight history, only in 1987-88 (90) and 1978-79 (98, converted to 3 points/win) have they gained more in a season.
  • Huddersfield are winless in their last 11 away league games (D1 L10), failing to score in eight of those.
  • 10 of Liverpool’s last 13 Premier League goals have been scored in the second-half of games. Their last six in the competition have been scored after half-time, ultimately earning the Reds six points.
  • Mohamed Salah has scored in all three of his Premier League games for Liverpool on Fridays. No player has scored more for the club in the competition on Friday than Salah (3, level with Michael Owen).
  • Huddersfield’s Karlan Grant has scored in three Premier League games for Huddersfield Town and ended on the losing side in all three – only one player has ever scored in more Premier League games for a single club and lost them all (Dean Whitehead for Sunderland, four games).
  • Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has scored nine goals in his last eight Premier League home games, having netted just five in his first nine at Anfield this season.

Prediction

This could be one of the reasons why Liverpool ‘s name is on the title!

Liverpool 6 Huddersfield Town 0

 

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