Liverpool but the weekends FA Cup disappointment behind them as they recorded a 0-3 Premier League win at Huddersfield town last night. After registering two defeats in a row to Swansea in the league and West Brom in the cup, a convincing win is just what manager Jurgen Klopp wanted in response from his players.
Emre Can opened the scoring shortly before the half hour mark, his long-range attempt taking a minor deflection to find the bottom corner, before Brazilian ace Roberto Firmino doubled the score in first half injury time, finding a chink of light between Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossi and the goal post.
Liverpool ensured they took the three points home in the second half thanks to a Mohamed Salah penalty, the clubs top goal scorer taking over the responsibility following Firmino’s missed effort on Saturday.
The result leaves Liverpool in fourth place with 5 points advantage over Tottenham in fifth who take on Manchester United tonight, while after an excellent start to life in the top flight, Huddersfield now find them selves just a point above the relegation zone and contemplating a return to the championship.
Struggling Swansea made it two premier league wins in a row and moved out of the bottom three with a 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.
Everything had looked like it was going to plan when the visitors took the lead in the 33rd minute, German international Mesut Ozil, supplying an inch perfect ball for Nacho Monreal to open the scoring.
The lead didn’t last long and Swansea were level within 60 seconds, Sam Clucas finding space to beat Gunners keeper Petr Cech to make it 1-1. It stayed that way until the hour mark when Cech made a rare and uncharacteristic mistake. After being but under pressure from a simple back pass the keeper attempted to hoof the ball up field, instead he sliced it straight into the path of Ghanaian international Jordan Ayew to claim a simple tap in.
With time running out Arsenal pushed forward, but it was the home team who scored the final goal, Clucas on hand again to claim his second of the match in the dying minutes to ensure Swansea make it 3 premier wins from 5 under new boss Carlos Carvalhal