Mohamed Salah scored for just the second time since August to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Saturday (Oct 20).
With Salah’s fourth goal of the season, Liverpool kept pace with Manchester City in the standings after nine games. City is well ahead on goal difference.
The Egypt forward had the best scoring season of his career in his first year at Liverpool, when he netted 44 in all competitions — 32 coming in the Premier League to leave him as the top scorer.
Salah is reverting to the norm this season, with nearly a goal every other game in the league. His latest came when he ran onto Xherdan Shaqiri’s through-ball and slotted a right-footed finish into the bottom corner in the 24th minute.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp will be relieved to get through a match that proved to be tougher than many would have anticipated.
Huddersfield applied late pressure and missed a great chance to equalize when Steve Mounie blazed over in the final minutes.
Klopp had to break up his devastating front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane, with the latter injured and Firmino making only the bench after his commitments for Brazil during the international break.
Man of the match: Dejan Lovren
* Liverpool have become just the fourth Premier League side to win 200 Premier League games away from home after Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
* Liverpool are unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions against Huddersfield (W10 D3 L0) and haven't conceded a single goal in any of their last eight against the Terriers.
* Huddersfield have managed just two shots on target across their three Premier League games against Liverpool.
* Huddersfield have failed to score in their last seven home Premier League games since Tom Ince netted in a 1-0 victory for the Terriers against Watford back in April - only Manchester City (8 in 2006-07) have ever had a longer such run in the competition.
* Huddersfield have become just the second side in Premier League history to fail to score in any of their opening five home games of a season after Everton in 1998-99.
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