Liverpool crest
Liverpool

Sturridge (50)
Firmino (58)
Wijnaldum (75)

FT
3 - 0
Premier League
15:00 Sat 28th Oct 2017
Location: Anfield
Huddersfield Town crest
Huddersfield Town

15:00 Sat 28th Oct 2017
15:00 Sat 28th Oct 2017 Anfield

Liverpool v Huddersfield Town: Matchday blog

Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Saturday, thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijnaldum.

Post-match

Post-match reaction

Jürgen Klopp hailed today's victory as 'very, very important' in his press conference. To read a transcript of what the manager said, click here.

Daniel Sturridge, meanwhile, praised the Reds' character and class.

And there's the final whistle!

A big three points for the Reds, who recovered from Salah having a penalty saved late in the first half to score three times after the break, through Sturridge, Firmino and Wijnaldum.

Stick with us for all the post-match reaction from Anfield.

90

Matip sends a header from Milner's corner over the bar.

Three minutes added on here.

81

Substitution

A final change for Liverpool, with Salah given a loud reception as he makes way for Solanke.

75

Salah tees up Wijnaldum, who takes his time before firing a shot in off the underside of the bar.

3-0 to the Reds!

75

Goal

WIJNALDUM!

74

Substitution

Emre Can is introduced in place of Sturridge who, like Firmino, got a great reception as he left the pitch.

Celebrations...

66

Substitution

Oxlade-Chamberlain is on for Firmino, who departed to a rapturous reception from the home fans.

63

So nearly 3-0 as Lossl gets down well to tip Salah's shot wide.

Much, much better from the Reds in this second half.

58

And there's the second for the Reds, as Firmino heads home Milner's inswinging corner.

Get in!

58

Goal

FIRMINO!

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50

Sturridge latches on to a loose header and lifts the ball over Lossl, as cool as you like.

1-0 to Liverpool!

50

Goal

STURRIDGE!

46

Kick-Off

We're back under way.

Liverpool are kicking towards the Kop in this second half.

Half-time

Take a look at the Opta data from that first half below...

Half Time

The first half ends goalless here at Anfield.

There hasn't been much in the way of goalmouth action at either end, but Salah had the chance to put the Reds in front from the penalty spot shortly before the break after Smith had pulled Firmino's shirt.

However, the No.11 sent his effort straight down the middle and Lossl parried it away, with Henderson then shooting wide from the rebound.

42

Salah's penalty, awarded after Firmino's shirt had been pulled in the box, is saved by Lossl and Henderson sends the rebound wide.

41

Penalty

PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL!

34

Substitution

An early change for the visitors, with Kachunga replacing Van la Parra.

31

Milner collects a raking pass from Henderson on his chest and side-foots an effort goalwards, which Lossl is equal to.

26

Salah and Firmino link up nicely in the area but the former's shot is straight at Lossl.

Better from the Reds.

15

Sturridge gets on the end of Milner's cross from the right, but his first-time effort bounces over the bar.

6

It's been a pretty even opening to the game, with neither goalkeeper tested as yet.

Liverpool, as you'd expect, are enjoying most of the possession, but they haven't worked Huddersfield 'keeper Lossl.

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Kick-Off

After a minute's silence to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, we're under way at Anfield.

Pre-match

There's been a late change in the Liverpool team, with Ragnar Klavan starting in place of the injured Dejan Lovren.

Ben Woodburn takes Klavan's place on the bench.

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'You'll Never Walk Alone' rings out around a drizzly, chilly Anfield.

Just over five minutes until kick-off.

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A reminder of today's line-ups...

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Here come the lads

Game faces on as Liverpool's first-team squad arrives at Anfield.

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Behind the scenes

A look inside the home dressing room at Anfield prior to the players' arrival today.

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Klopp speaks

The boss has been speaking to the media ahead of kick-off providing the reasons behind his team selection for today's game.

You can read them here.

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And in opposition

Lössl; Smith, Hogg, Mooy, Löwe, van La Parra, Williams, Depoitre, Ince, Zanka, Schindler.

Subs: Green, Malone, Kachunga, Cranie, Quaner, Mounie, Hadergjonanj

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Team news

Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge.

Subs: Karius, Grujic, Klavan, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Robertson, Solanke.

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Jordan Henderson has been on pre-match media duties here at Anfield...

"It's up to us to get out there and show a reaction, really. It's a big one for us and I think we're looking forward to it," said the skipper.

"We've got to continue that [our strong home form] and it's all about the reaction today and about putting in a good performance.

"Huddersfield are a very good team, they beat Manchester United last week so they'll come here full of confidence and with nothing to lose so we need to be aware of that, but if we do what we need to do then I'm sure we'll get a good result."

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Weather

***** WEATHER UPDATE FROM ANFIELD *****

It's dead, dead windy.

Bring a coat.

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BETVICTOR's view

Here are the pre-match odds from our online betting partner.

Liverpool 1/4
Draw 11/2
Huddersfield 12/1

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Anfield's ready

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Media briefing

Missed Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference yesterday? Watch in full for free below!

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Team news

We're still over four hours away from receiving the confirmed line-ups for today, but we do know who definitely won't be featuring.

Click here to find out.

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Captain's log

In a week that has seen Rhian Brewster hit two hat-tricks to fire England U17s into the World Cup final and Ben Woodburn sign a new long-tern Liverpool contract, Jordan Henderson is full of optimism.

“All of us who care about the club’s future will be delighted with how these lads are doing, and it shows yet again that Alex Inglethorpe and his team at Kirkby are doing great work in looking after them on and off the field.”

Read more from the skipper here.

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A reminder

In case you didn't know, Rhian Brewster will contest the U17 World Cup final today at 3.30pm BST when England face Spain in India.

We'll bring you updates on how he's getting on during today's match and it looks like Gini Wijnaldum will be rushing to find out how his young teammate is getting on when the final whistle blows at Anfield.

Check out the Dutchman's good luck message below.

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Klopp's take

“I love that we have the opportunity – both today and for the remainder of the season – to prove that we are better than some currently think we are. We have the opportunity to say this is the real us, this is what we are.”

Some interesting stuff from the gaffer in his programme notes, which you can preview here.

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Hello

Good morning and welcome to Liverpoolfc.com's live matchday blog for today's Premier League meeting with Huddersfield Town at Anfield.

Why not start by comparing the two teams' seasons thus far below?