Liverpool take on Huddersfield on Friday Night (April 26, 8pm) as they continue to go toe-to-toe with a Manchester City side that nosed back in front with Wednesday night’s victory over Manchester United.
Even if Liverpool win their last three games, it may not be enough, which is amazing when you consider they would finish the season with 97 points, a total that would have won them any other Premier League title apart from last year’s.
However, if Manchester City win their last three matches, it will be City who win back-to-back titles and there’s nothing Liverpool can do about. However, that won’t stop Jurgen Klopp’s red machine from trying, so check out our stats, analysis, and free tips for Liverpool vs Huddersfield.
Liverpool are on a run of nine straight wins in all competitions. It’s a run in which they have scored at least two goals in every game, but have also scored three goals twice and four goals twice. They have conceded goals in six of those games, but have kept clean-sheets in three of their last four games.
Huddersfield have won just 14 points all season and will turn up at Anfield on Friday night on a run of seven successive defeats.
They’ve also not scored in eight of their last nine matches, though they did score three goals in a 4-3 defeat at West Ham in the middle of that run.
Huddersfield’s away matches against other top-six sides also suggest they could be in for a mauling on Friday night. They may have only lost 1-0 at Arsenal, but since then they’ve lost 3-1 at Manchester United, 6-1 at Manchester City, 5-0 at Chelsea, and 4-0 at Tottenham.
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Liverpool vs Huddersfield Head-To-Heads
Since Huddersfield were promoted to the Premier League season two seasons ago, they have played Liverpool three-times. Last season’s two games both ended 3-0 to Liverpool, though Huddersfield made them work a little harder this year, losing by just a solitary goal.
Mo Salah scored in two of those three matches, as did Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool vs Huddersfield Team News
Fabinho looks sure to be missing for Liverpool after sustaining a head injury against Cardiff, but both Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren could return to bolster the defence.
The biggest uncertainty is whether Klopp will rest some key players before Liverpool’s Champions League first-leg against Barcelona. Salah looks the most likely player to be rested, and this could be a game where Daniel Sturridge gets the call.
Huddersfield will be hoping Jonathan Hogg is fit after leaving the field before the break against Watford, whilst Laurent Depoitre and Adama Diakhaby could play a part.
Liverpool vs Huddersfield Verdict
If Liverpool are to win the Premier League Title, it’s likely that they’ll win all of their three remaining games and City will drop two or three points by losing or drawing a game. In that scenario, City’s superior goal difference will mean nothing.
That’s why Klopp looks sure to rest key players before their match with Barcelona, as Liverpool should be good enough to win this match even without some of their stars.
That means that Liverpool may not win this quite as easily as the odds-suggest they will, and I’ll take a chance they’ll keep things tight and run out 2-0 winners.
The other decent bet could be Daniel Sturridge to score the last goal, as he looks likely to play, and may well be on the pitch longer than some of the other more high-profile Liverpool forwards.