Liverpool moved to the second spot in the Premier League table, after their narrow 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
With Manchester City thrashing Burnley 5-0 earlier in the day, the pressure was on Liverpool to keep up with the league leaders, more so considering that they hadn’t picked up a win in four games across all competitions heading into Saturday’s match.
However, Mohamed Salah’s goal 24 minutes into the game proved to be the difference at the John Smith’s Stadium, as the Reds were made to work very hard to grind out a victory, with the Terriers applying heavy pressure in search of an equaliser.
The result sees Jurgen Klopp’s men stay in touch with Manchester City, with 23 points from nine matches, with the Mancunians ahead of the Reds owing to a superior goal difference.
Liverpool supporters hailed Salah, who had not scored in four matches in a row coming into this match, as he produced the goods on Saturday, scoring his 50th goal in English football.
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) October 20, 2018
— Ahmed Abdelrhman (@AhmedAb11550275) October 20, 2018
Mo Salah strikes back against the ‘one season wonder’ doubters 😂🔥 pic.twitter.com/6AqULKXTfa
— Mo Salah Facts (@MoSalahFacts) October 20, 2018
another clean sheet
salah gets back on track
this week we WILL find out attacking groove#YNWA
— Jassi Sidhu (@Jassisidhu) October 20, 2018
I picked Salah pic.twitter.com/8CeG646DJb
— Joe MacCabe (@joemaccabe) October 20, 2018
It’s that man salah again!😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/FZ4S6sCCbv
— A.M.Kamali (@ace_amk) October 20, 2018
Salah was mostly excellent today. Some of the criticism I see of him on here is completely ludicrous.
— Louis (@TheBurgundyRed) October 20, 2018
Guess who is back? Momo is back #salah
— Ather Hegazy (@AtherHejazi) October 20, 2018
— 74❤️ (@elkhalboos1) October 20, 2018
England international Adam Lallana returned from injury and was handed a start by Klopp against the Terriers – just his second appearance of the ongoing season and his first PL start since January. Things did not go all too well for the midfielder though as he failed to make much of an impression on the fans during his 69 minutes on the field.
When someone says Lallana is like a new signing.. pic.twitter.com/hjdtPN0Rr9
— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) October 20, 2018
Lallana has been poor. He is rusty yes but Sturridge was too but you put him in he performs. Too many cryuff turns no end product.
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) October 20, 2018
Lallana telling Klopp to take him off. Best thing he’s done all game
— Sabah (@Sabah07) October 20, 2018
Lallana that’s what happens when you don’t play regular football. Out of sync #LFC
— J (@442reds) October 20, 2018
— MonsterAmongMen (@evildead8989) October 20, 2018
Lallana is a joke now. Injuries have ruined him.
— ️Sean (@ScouserInIberia) October 20, 2018
Hate to be negative but Lallana isn’t good enough anymore
— Gareth J Forth (@GJ_Forthy) October 20, 2018
There’s no doubt that Adam Lallana is an incredible presser, but he’s been terrible so far. He’s well off the pace which is to be expected but he really hasn’t impressed.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) October 20, 2018
Ship has sailed for Lallana. Time to move on.
— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) October 20, 2018