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Dublin: 2 °C Saturday 23 February, 2019


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Hello and welcome along to The42′s live coverage of this Premier League tie between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool, kicking off at 5.30pm.

Jurgen Klopp’s side come to John Smith’s stadium looking to maintain their unbeaten run this season in the Premier League.

However, they are without a win in their last four matches in all competitions and will be looking to come away with the spoils this evening.

Huddersfield got a point in their last outing but are still searching for a first league win this season.

We’ll have the team line-ups for you in the coming minutes as we edge closer to kick-off so do stay with us.

If those tweets aren’t loading for you, here are the teams again:

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Schindler, Durm; Mooy, Billing, Hogg, Löwe; Pritchard; Depoitre.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Lallana, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Sturridge, Shaqiri.

We’re under 30 minutes away from kick-off.

Just to bring you up to speed on the results of the 3pm games:

Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton
Cardiff City 4-2 Fulham
Man City 5-0 Burnley
Newcastle 0-1 Brighton
West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
Wolves 0-2 Watford

Mohamed Salah has failed to score in his last seven away games for Liverpool in all competitions.

Will that change today? Vote below.

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The teams are coming out onto the pitch now! It’s nearly showtime. 

And we’re underway!


Liverpool get us started at the John Smith’s stadium.


3 mins: Huddersfield 0-0 Liverpool

Sturridge tries to link up with Salah to create an early chance but there’s too much weight on the pass. 


6 mins: Huddersfield 0-0 Liverpool

Encouraging attack from Huddersfield as they bring the ball down along the wing before it’s whipped across to Philip Billing along in the box.

But the Liverpool defence deal with the situation and clear the danger.


9 mins: Huddersfield 0-0 Liverpool

Shaqiri trips to dink the ball in to both Salah and Milner a few moments later but nothing comes from it.

At the other end, Virgil van Dijk under a bit of pressure with his backpass and Depoitre charges down to block the clearance over the endline. 


13 mins: Huddersfield 0-0 Liverpool

Nice crossfield ball from Billing to switch up Huddersfield’s play. He comes up to take a throw-in and wins a corner for his side. 


17 mins: Huddersfield 0-0 Liverpool

Shaqiri gets on the end of a ball into the Huddersfield area but his powerful shot is blocked away.

He’s getting on a good bit of ball in these early stages.


22 mins: Huddersfield 0-0 Liverpool

Some indecision between Milner and Alisson in their passing and Huddersfield press up to turnover the ball.

Possession spills away and Liverpool get a chance to clear their lines.


27 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Salah helps the ball into the net to kill that bit of momentum Huddersfield had built up for the first 20 minutes.

They were looking so solid but Salah slips the ball past Lössl after linking up with Shaqiri.

That goal will do a lot for Salah’s confidence after going through some poor form in front of goal!


29mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool 

Penalty appeal from Shaqiri. He tries to send a cross in and the ball hits off Billing’s arm but the referee doesn’t think so and the play continues. 


34 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool


We heard that one all the way over here. Huddersfield have responded well to that Salah goal as Hogg cracks a shot from 25 yards after some good link-up play between Mooy, Pritchard and Durm.

The effort however comes back off the woodwork.


38 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Adam Lallana gets a yellow card for a late challenge. At the other end, Gomez concedes a free while battling for possession with Depoitre.

Free-kick given in a very interesting position.


39 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool


Super strike from Billing. He curled that free-kick almost to perfection but just falls short of the target. The hosts are still very much in this contest as we head towards the 40-minute mark.


40 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Billing comes close again. Depoitre sends him through into the Liverpool area but Billing’s first touch lets him down and the ball bounces away from him before he can line up a shot.


42 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Huddersfield call for a penalty!!

Ball bounces off Milner’s arm but the referee is not interested in the Huddersfield protests.

Pritchard thought he had scored the equaliser moments later after sneaking in behind the cover and tipping the ball into the net past Alisson but the linesman’s flag was up.


44 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Two minutes of stoppage time to be played.

Liverpool might be leading this tie but Huddersfield will feel they should be level after all the chances they have created.

Billing has been hugely influential as has Depoitre up front. But that Salah goal is what matters on the scoreboard.

There were two penalty calls in the first half but both would probably have been harsh for the referee to give. What do you think? Let us know below.


Wijnaldum coming on for Henderson as the second half gets underway.


51 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Henderson has a tight hamstring we’re hearing which is why he has been withdrawn.

Liverpool look a little bit brittle in defence. A long ball in causes some confusion between Alisson and van Dijk but the goalkeeper manages to kick it out.


55 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool


Huddersfield launch a good counter-attack and move the ball nicely up the pitch before it finds Depoitre in the box.

He angles his header towards the bottom corner of the net but Alisson does well to catch the ball cleanly.


59 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Salah whips in a corner but Huddersfield keep their lines and manage to head the ball away from danger. There’s still an equaliser in the host side if they can keep working the ball with composure. 


Liverpool’s Joe Gomez and Jonathan Hogg tussle for possession 

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool - Premier League - John Smith's Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images


65 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool


Salah came within inches of grabbing his second goal of the night with a similar shot to the one that got his first goal of this game.

After getting the ball in space, Salah dragged his shot across the Huddersfield goal but his shot lacked the accuracy by the slimmest of margins.

That could well have wrapped up the game but Huddersfield are still in this game.


67 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Clever from Depoitre there to try a backheel but he doesn’t manage to pull it off. We’re heading for the final 20 minutes of this tie.



Huddersfield: Isaac Mbenza and Steve Mounie on for Hadergjonaj and Billing.


And Fabinho replaces Lallana.


75 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Dangerous ball across from Shaqiri but Schindler does well to get his boot to it and clear the danger for a corner which Liverpool fail to profit from and Huddersfield can breathe a sigh of relief again.


76 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Yellow card for Sturridge as Roberto Firmino comes on to replace Milner.


83 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool


Mounié clips his shot over the bar from right in front of goal. Could that have been their best chance?

Just before that Depoitre tried to engineer something when the ball was delivered into him in the box. He just couldn’t control the ball under pressure and it was cleared away.


87 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Huddersfield are still trying to get that equaliser but the breaks just aren’t falling their way. Liverpool have been wasteful but Huddersfield can’t manage to capitalise on it.

Coming into the final few minutes. 


Lallana in pain as he makes his way from the pitch.

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool - Premier League - John Smith's Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images


90 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Four minutes of added time to be played. There’s still time for Huddersfield to get that goal.


90 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool


Brilliant run from Diakhaby into the Liverpool penalty area but he runs out of road and the Liverpool defenders deal with the danger.

They’re getting closer and closer to that equaliser but time is running out. 


93 mins: Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool

Klopp is cutting a very frustrated figure on the sideline as the clock winds down. He knows this performance hasn’t been good enough.


Well that was a poor quality tie.

Liverpool have all the points and a clean sheet, but they were far from perfect this evening.

Huddersfield tried earnestly to get the equaliser but the breaks just wouldn’t come their way.

There were some positives for Liverpool. Salah got his name back on the scoresheet with a well-taken goal. Shaqiri was impressive throughout but Klopp looked to be quite frustrated on the sideline.

That’s all from us folks. We hope you enjoyed the coverage this evening and we hope to have you with us again soon.

Take care!

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