A glorious win against Manchester City a couple of weeks back didn’t see this coming for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool who suffered back to back shambolic defeats against bottom-placed Premier League side Swansea City followed by a disastrous FA Cup exit against another Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion – that too at Anfield.
They are down in confidence and need to react on Tuesday night when they will travel to West Yorkshire to contest newly promoted Huddersfield Town managed by Klopp’s former Borussia Dortmund assistant David Wagner. The Terriers are also fighting for survival and the outing at Kirklees stadium will be a massive test for below-par Liverpool as a Premier League ‘Top Four’ remains the only probabilistic hope for the Merseysiders.
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Injuries And Suspensions:
The hosts will be without Elias Kachunga who has a damaged MCL whereas Jon Stankovic is out for the remainder of the campaign following an unfortunate ACL injury. Martin Cranie remains a major doubt with his ankle strain whereas Daniel Williams is likely to miss the outing with a lower back injury.
Liverpool are still waiting for Nathaniel Clyne’s return following his back surgery. Adam Lallana is a major doubt with a muscular strain so is Ragnar Klavan who might miss the trip as well.
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
Subs: Joel Coleman, Terence Kongolo, Steve Mounie, Florent Hadergjonaj, Collin Quaner, Scott Malone, Joe Lolley.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Ings, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner.
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Key Players:
Laurent Depoitre and Steve Mounie have scored a few crucial goals so far and will test the Reds fragile defensive line on Tuesday night. Aaron Mooy will create opportunities from midfield whereas Rajiv van La Parra will trouble the Liverpool backline with his runs down the wing.
Liverpool will once again rely on their front trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. But lack of creativity in the middle of the park will make things complicated for the attackers to create as well as convert opportunities in such a tight fixture.
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at McAlpine Stadium ( rechristened as Kirklees Stadium) was an FA Cup 3rd Round tie back in December 1999 where the Reds were victorious by 2-0. Titi Camara and Dominic Matteo scored for Liverpool.
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Stats:
Huddersfield Win: 31
Liverpool Win: 28
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Huddersfield Town: D-L-L-W-L-D
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Huddersfield Town: 19/100
Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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