Liverpool Crush Huddersfield to Retain Top Spot
Delighted Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gave credit to his “amazing” players, as his team progressed to 91 points and heaped pressure back on their rivals Manchester City. There win over Huddersfield was never in doubt from the opening minutes but the way they went about dismantling the Yorkshire opposition was ruthless.
Playing a team with just three wins all season, and lacking confidence the win was never in doubt. It was just a matter for the Yorkshire team to keep the score line down to a minimum as the Liverpool forwards of Salah and Mane ran riot from kick off.
Naby Keita was off the mark first of all by scoring the clubs fastest ever goal and Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané both scored twice to keep the competition for the Premier League golden boot in their grasp. Liverpool have been going through a solid run of goof form and if not for a blip a few months ago the league could have been won already. Klopp was quick to hail his side’s consistency as they continued their challenge with another categorical victory.
Jurgen Klopp said;
“All in all, it was great, a really brilliant performance,” “Composure and everything that you need was there. So really happy.
“It’s obviously an outstanding group of players, who did well against a Huddersfield side who are much better than this result shows. They had proper counter-attacks so we needed to be patient and we scored wonderful goals.
“To have 91 points is just fantastic. What a number that is and if we get to the end of the season and another team have more points, you just have to accept they were better.”
Surely, this is the year when Liverpool assert themselves back to the top of the English football league. A nearly 30-year absence from the title has been a distant memory from their older generation of fans and their newest generation will remember their close finish a few season ago.
Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson was rational when asked about Liverpool’s title aspirations. He says;
“We don’t expect anything but all we can do is keep winning games and putting pressure on City,” said Robertson. “If they win their games, they’ll win the league, but if they slip up we have to keep the pressure on. We’re onto 91 points and normally that’s enough to win the league, I think it’s going to take 97 or 98 and that’s incredible. We’ve fought the whole way, but whoever falls short will be gutted. But it’s something we can be proud of and I’m not sure we could have done any more.
“Now we look forward to Barcelona. This club wants to be in big games and we can all think about that massive game now”.