Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

Liverpool net 100th goal of the Premier League season, keep pressure on City

It took less than twenty seconds for Liverpool to take the lead against Huddersfield at Anfield on Friday night and they kept coming at the already relegated outfit.

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Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League at least for a while with a thumping 5-0 win over bottom club Huddersfield at Anfield.

Naby Keita gave Liverpool the lead inside the first minute and his score was the hundredth of the season but not the last of the night.

Keita pounced on a poor Huddersfield pass and exchanged a one-two with Mohamed Salah before hitting a shot which went in off the inside of the post, the goal was timed at about 14-16 seconds.

Virgil van Dijk made a rare foray forward to act as creator for the second goal moving the ball of to his left to Andy Robertson, who laced in one of his trademark superb crosses which was nodded in by the Sadio Mane.

That was before 25 minutes were on the clock but Huddersfield had already seemingly lost interest and it was only a matter of time before Liverpool added a third.

Mohamed Salah scored his 20th goal of the campaign after Trent Alexander-Arnold spotted his run and picked him out before the Egyptian netted with a tidy finish to send the home side into the break cruising at 3-0 up.

Mane wasn’t going to allow his good mate to be lonely on 20 goals for the season and when he nodded a fine cross from skipper Jordan Henderson in he broke even with his strike partner.

Liverpool’s fullbacks created no end of problems and Robertson created another overlap and then presented Salah with a simple finish to make it five for Liverpool.

The basement dwelling Huddersfield have already been relegated from the Premier League and didn’t look like they were ever in the contest. Liverpool’s win gives them a two-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. City play Burnley on Sunday with a chance to regain the lead which has changed hands from red to blue incessantly this year.

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